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Josh is a Blue and Gold Macaw parrot who currently lives at a vacation rental property. He is approximately 30 years old. He is alone in a barren cage with no toys, enrichment, no room to stretch his wings, and many times without food and water.
A kind neighbor is feeding him peanuts. When tenants rent the home, he is at their mercy for food or possible abuse.
The owner has a large business in the Tampa area and does not live in the vacation home, which means Josh is there alone most of the time. His small cage hangs on the front porch where he is ALONE. Looking out wishing he could be freed from his prison. His cage is round and rusty with room for predators to get their paws on Josh. His perch is a makeshift baseball bat.
His owner recently returned from a trip out of the country while Josh was left with no food and water. Josh needs to be taken out of this situation and placed in a sanctuary or with a loving family to get the care he deserves.
Macaws have the intelligence level of a two to five year old child and do not deserve to be neglected or abused by owners who do not care. Florida Fish and Wildlife have been notified of the situation and have not seized the bird even though it clearly is a case of neglect and abuse.
This is not the life nature intended for these amazing animals. He belongs in a sanctuary. Birds of Paradise Rescue & Sanctuary is willing to give him a good home with his fellow macaw friends in a free flight aviary with good food and love!
Please help us to SAVE JOSH.
UPDATE: Florida Fish & Wildlife is monitoring the situation with JOSH. The owner has been given 30 days to provide better accommodations and food for JOSH. We will be watching...
Barnie was surrendered to Birds of Paradise today.
He is about 35 years old and was purchased as a baby. He has spent his entire life with his Mom who recently passed away. He was not on a very good diet or in a clean environment, nor did he have vet care. BUT, he was once loved and cared for by his Mom. At some point in his early life, he sustained a wing injury that did not heal properly and he has mutilated his feathers quite horribly.
Barnie will be seeing our avian vet Dr. Bonda next week for assessment and treatment. He is a frightened boy, but will soon learn what it is like to live in Paradise.
HOW TO HELP If you would like to help with Barnie’s care…
Checks mailed to BOPS 17020 Waterline Rd. Bradenton, FL 34212.
Payment can also be made directly to River Landings Animal Hospital at 6140 53rd Ave E. Bradenton, FL 34203 , 941-755-4592