Our birds include several types of Macaws and Cockatoos, African Gray parrots, Amazon parrots and Conures. Each of them has a story – many filled with abuse and neglect. Several of the birds have become so neurotic that they cannot be easily cared for. Other birds in Garuda Aviary have coped with their past trauma by becoming aggressive and difficult to handle. Because we wish to break the cycle of suffering, Garuda Aviary does not adopt out its parrots. Instead, we provide sanctuary until the end of their natural lives.
•Allegro- (nickname: Alleg) Illegally stolen from his natural habitat and then purchased by a parrot breeder. Alleg growls at humans (most likely due to the trauma inflicted during his capture).
Bonded to: Amita
•Amita- Sweet and cuddly with humans, but an absolute tyrant with other Greys. Previously bonded with ThunderBird. But once she got a look at Alleg, poor ThunderBird got the cold shoulder!
Bonded to: Alleg
•Baby Double Yellow Headed Amazon. He sounds like an absolutely delightful fellow when he speaks in his adorable voice. But don’t let him fool you. He bites! Hard!
•Ringo- Lilac Crested Amazon. Around 30 years old. He was overwhelmed when he first arrived a Garuda Aviary. Teaming up with Baby provides him with a sense of security and belonging.
•Green Guy- a shy and reserved Red Crowned Amazon that does not “step up” (perch on a human’s hand) and does not like to be touched. He’d rather stay in the back of his cage and play with his toys. But like most Amazons, Green Guy has a large repertoire of curious calls and noises. Read more about Green Guy
•Chewy- Jenday Conure. He’s loud! He calls to alert the flock about, well, everything!
Roommate: Scarlett, Lolly
•Lolly- Jenday Conure. She is also very loud. If you have Conures, you probably have a set of earplugs lying around somewhere…
Roommate: Scarlett, Chewy
•Scarlett- Gold Capped Conure. Somber, and (you guessed it!) loud! If her diet is even a tiny bit too rich, she starts to lay eggs.
Roommate: Chewy, Lolly
•Rosie- a spirited and energetic Sun Conure. While otherwise physically normal, she has a deformed foot with only one rear toe. But she doesn’t let that slow her down. Rosie calls relentlessly for attention until our director (Christopher) lets her climb up on his shoulder. Read more about Rosie
•Yinoki- This high spirited little guy was hesitant to jump into the social scene at first. But once he did, he became the life of the party in the Conure flock!
•Damara- Hyacinth Macaw. She’s Director Christopher Zeoli’s big baby! He calls her his “Big Blue Boo Boo”. She’s the biggest, strongest parrot at G.A., and Christopher is the “Alpha Bird”. So Damara’s natural reasoning tells her that they must be mates! As a result, Damara gets very territorial over Christopher. Watch out, ladies!
•Harry- Blue & Gold Macaw. Illegally stolen from his natural habitat as a fledgling in 1969. When he first came to G.A. in Arizona, he was profoundly traumatized and dysfunctional. After years of rehabilitation, Harry is stable, secure and confident. In fact, he’s one of the leaders of the primary Macaw flock. And he has the love of the beautiful Blue Throated Macaw, Jade. Read more about Harry’s difficult journey
•Hakan- Green Wing Macaw. One of our first Macaws. This impressive and fiery beauty rules our primary Macaw flock. Howard & Rainbow both want to be her only love. But she won’t commit. She knows she has options!
•Jade- Blue Throated Macaw. She may be our smallest, most adorable Macaw, but don’t let that fool you. She’s a spitfire! She’ll even step up to defend her (much larger) boyfriend, Harry!
A member of the primary Macaw flock
The “B-10’s” (a.k.a. The Troy Birds)
Liberated from a disgusting failed parrot-mill where many parrots were found dead.
But their torturous story has a happy ending. That story is coming soon. Stay tuned!
Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
•Chiquita- (nickname- Cha-Chi) Wow, this guy is high-strung! In times of elevated stress, he has been known to have seizures (stress associated seizures are generally non-pathological in Cockatoos). Otherwise, Cha-Chi’s busy stirring up trouble with the other Medium Sulphur Crest Cockatoos
•Chloe- Reputed as intensely violent toward women, she’s actually been a real sweetheart with us.
•Ya-Ya- Came from the same home as Rainbow. Quite a gentleman, as far as Medium Sulphur Crest’s go… Still highly precocious, though. Always the prankster.
•Banshee- Juggled from home to home so much, he didn’t have a name. So Director Christopher named him Banshee because of the bizarre wailing calls he makes. Lucky for him, Talha has become his (somewhat dominating) girlfriend.
Roommates: Tara, Tahla
•Talha- This bold girl has been with us for a long time. So she knows she has seniority and authority. And she uses it! If anything is amiss, Talha is the first to scream about it.
Roommates: Banshee, Tara
•Bevis- (nickname: Cain) …and his roommate Spike are the highly skilled Masters of Mischief. These two boys are inseparable. And they are very serious about their mission; to cause maximum mayhem!
•Coco2- Found in a dumpster. A compassionate mother and her kids took this troubled guy in and fell in love. But alas, he could not stay. Read Coco2‘s harrowing story.
•Sedona- (nickname: Spike) You have to watch out for the quiet ones. This guy will sneak up behind you to give you a bite on the ear! And if his partner in crime, Cain is involved, you know you’re in for double trouble!