Amazon named Big Bird available for adoption

Adoptable Male Amazon
Adoptable Male Amazon

Big Bird

Breed: Amazon
Primary Breed: Amazon
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary Visit Required

Yellow Crowned Amazons like Big Bird are magnificent, beautifully colored birds. But they can live up to 70 years, making it hard for them to stay in one family their whole life. That's one of the reasons it's better for parrots to live in the wild! But that's no longer an option for these Big Bird, so he needs a new home.This shy fellow has definitely bounced around a bit (born in 1979). We're not sure where he started, but he came to Best Friends from another rescue group not equipped to care for Big Bird.Big Bird is social and will easily stepping up onto your arm or a towel. He's also fun to watch playing with balls tossed onto the bottom of his cage. Like so many, you can win his heart through his stomach, with yummy nuts, fruits, or berries. But one thing that will hurt that trust is holding his feet. He really hates that for reasons we haven't figured out.Big Bird will need both an indoor cage and an outdoor enclosure, to ensure lots of mental stimulation and a good quality of life.It will take a sweet, gentle person willing to work to gain his trust. But it will be so worth it to finally see him settle into your home. What do you say?

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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