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Max is not my bird. Max is a bird in a rescue I help run. I got a call from a lady who just said her bird looks bad and she felt guilty and needed to rehome it. I had a strange feeling about the call so I went to get the bird. What I found was a pionus who was plucked, mutilated, malnutrioned and filled with infection. It was obvious this pionus was in need of immediate medical care. We got her right to a vet and she stayed 3 days and had surgery to clean her wounds. She has recovered her health and is collared to prevent further mutilation.
I hope someday to find the perfect forever home for Maxi.
Biopsy showed Maxi has allergies and she is on a special diet. Maxi is doing well!
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Hi! My name is Maxi

I am a Maximilian's Pionus from Sarasota, FL.


23 years old   F

Maximilian's Pionus

Pumpkin seeds and Pasta with Red Palm Oil on it.

On the lap of my caregiver.

People who neglect and mistreat parrots.

sniffle sniffle, I don't have an owner yet. But I love my caregiver because she loves me so much she put me in the extreme cage makeover contest, She said if I win the cage it is mine forever. I have never had anything new and pretty in my life.

All Max wants to do is cuddle and be held..

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  Maxi and flock
sorry to see you haven't been on BC for a long time. I hope you are well and happy.

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

09/12/2013 08:59.13 AM Report This Comment  
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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Lynda & Maxi
Do not apologize for not responding to my blog last year. There are few things on the earth more important than rescue work.
I will get together with my archivist and see about a pic for Maxi on the Founding Feathers page.
Meanwhile Mom and I will definitely hold Maxi in our thoughts and prayers for a swift recovery.

Come visit me, Kiddo loves SweetPepper!.

02/12/2010 12:55.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Prayers for Maxi!
Maxi goes into to surgery tomorrow to remove a large mass on her bottom. For the last few years Maxi has stayed with me and done very well. I am scared since this is very serious surgery. Please keep her in your prayers!

Come visit me, Duke, Oliver, Zorro, Quinn, Sora and Nemo, Maxi & Sammy.

02/11/2010 07:55.54 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi Maxi
My name is Kiddo, and I am putting together a "Hall of Fame" portrait gallery for past winners of the BOTM award. I know you won prior to April of 2008, but I don't have the exact month. Can you blog me with that info? And would you like to use your profile pic for the portrait gallery or one of the other pics you have below?

Come visit me, Kiddo loves SweetPepper!.

08/08/2009 11:21.29 AM Report This Comment  
  awwww i hope maxi finds a home and im guessing that the thing on her neck is on her neck so she wont pluck her feathers (shes sooooo cute)

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08/02/2009 06:14.28 PM Report This Comment  
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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hey Maxi, it's me Baby Girl.
I just wanted to check in and say hello! My mom worked at the rescue for a short time and like everyone else she fell in love with you too! I know after seeing you with your mom you LOVE your new 4-ever home!!! Just like a fairy tail ending!!! Peace, Baby Girl ><

Come visit me, Jose & Baby Girl.

04/29/2008 07:18.05 AM Report This Comment  
Just flying by and wondering if Mom has some new pictures of you and an update on your health. We are glad there are folks like our Mom and yours who look out for us. Hope all is well. Fly by sometime to chat. Peeps and songs to you and yours.

Come visit me, FINCH FLOCK.

04/06/2008 08:48.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from St. Patrick D'bird
This is a great day. I decided to start the new year being sweet to Mommy. I was so nice she shared two bites of dry pancake with me this morning. we are trying to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade. We keep getting interupted. I flew up on top of Lonnie and Ellies cage and sat there for a while. Mommy had to get me off and put me back on the stand. She said that I was frightening Ellie(society finch) Lonnie tried to get her to come out and say HI to me but she kept hiding. I'm grooming myself right now...Maybe I forgot to comb my feathers this morning and that scared her. I don't know but here is my vote...cheech later Patrick.

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/01/2008 12:04.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Gunner
Just flying by to say hi and give ya a vote. Your story is real sad . Glad to hear your doing well . Love your pics ..very nice! Hope we can be friends Gunner

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

12/06/2007 08:08.40 PM Report This Comment  
As much as I talked about not adopting Maxi no one good enough for her ever came along. I hated having her sit in the rescue day after day so I finally adopted Maxi. She is doing wonderful. Though I have her on a strict diet of organic fruits, veggies, sprouts and a few pellets Maxi continues to mutilate. So she is still collared. But she is a happy little girl who loves life.

Come visit me, Duke, Oliver, Zorro, Quinn, Sora and Nemo, Maxi & Sammy.

11/20/2007 12:43.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Your story has touched me. How are you doing now Maxi? Is anybody interested in adopting you yet? I hope you find the greatest home ever. You deserve it after all the pain you have suffered in your life. BLESS YOU cutie. Take care sweetie.

Come visit me, Careto, Sunny, Ray-Ray, In memory of Travieso & Tweety.

09/27/2007 05:20.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxi!
You look sooo cute and look well taken care of!

Come visit me, Star (^<^), Moonie (in memory- july 8, 2009) & Sunny (in memory 5-31-2008).

07/23/2007 07:17.38 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
just browsaing and saw your profile! hope you find a wonderful home soon! you are so adorable and love to cuddle...what better then that!! you have great pics! we noticed all your awards, thats great! well here is a vote for you! have a nice day! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

04/30/2007 10:31.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Awww Maxi you are a cutie.
I am so glad you took this little girl in. Pionus parrots are so steady in their personalities she must have been neglected very badly to resort to self mutalation. bless you for taking her in

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04/07/2007 10:12.04 PM Report This Comment  
  What a sweetheart. My heart goes out to you. Its a shame what this sweetheart has been through. Congrats on winning.

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04/05/2007 04:11.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Better later than never,
But I just noticed you were the winner of the cage, so a great big CONGRADUTLATIONS to you! You really deserved a new cage! I am happy for you!

Come visit me, Riley, Tinkerbell, Tiki & Sayde Rose.

03/28/2007 12:50.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxi
If only I lived closer. You look like a sweet bird. I have 2 birds that I rescued frome bad invioments 2 bad you couldn't be shipped to IN. well you get our vote.

Come visit me, Rosey & Smokey.

03/05/2007 03:27.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi pretty bird
Hi Maxi, how are you doing? It just breaks our hearts to see that some neglect paople do such a things to a smart birds like us. I am very happy that you got rescued. Have you found a home yet? We would take you right away. You are such a strong birdie. Hope your doing well now . You got our vote. Vinnie

Come visit me, Vinnie.

02/17/2007 05:17.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxi-Girl
I am Spiky and i'm a Maximilian too. I will be 2 years old in june and thanks to my mom i can not imagine what you had to go through, even i came from a bad breeder. But mom was really upset as she read your story, i thought she never stops crying. I guess she just loves animals to much. Well, everyone in our area knows that she cares more about us critters than she cares about people, probably because we are so helpless.
We are so glad that you found such a good Foster Mom who let you know that there also good people out there who care.
Hopefully you win the contest to get your very own cage and if not or even if you do, my mom and me and all our other citters here would love to give you a happy, spoiled forever home, including a brand new cage (we all got one) and a ton of fun toys and a beautiful birdroom. I even will teach you how to do a puppy-bark, i'm really good at that.
Take care and get better.
Let us know what do you think about coming to join us, whenever you're mom thinks you are ready to leave.
We all love you!!!
Spiky & the gang.

Come visit me, Simu & Flock & BELLA - Panama Amazon.

01/23/2007 10:39.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Maxi You are Precious!
What an incredible story! You are a very special bird. We am so happy you have had an angel that has come into your life! We hope you win the cage make-over. You deserve it and we know a very special person will come into your life. Thank you for your courage. -Desi & Lucy

Come visit me, Lucy & Desi.

01/03/2007 08:36.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year
Maxi wishes all her friends a very Happy New Year! She says her new year is going to be wonderful.

Maxi is thriving. All the volunteers remark on how each time they see her that she looks better and better. She is full of life. The other day she was sitting on her cage and I called her over to pick her up. She was so excited she started flapping her wings as she ran across the cage top. She was going so fast she shot right past me and ended up in the middle of the floor. She gave me a look like "how did that happen?"

Come visit me, Duke, Oliver, Zorro, Quinn, Sora and Nemo, Maxi & Sammy.

01/02/2007 11:43.38 AM Report This Comment  
  I am not adopting Maxi. She will soon be avalible for adoption to a good home in the area. Interested and live somewhere near Sarasota? Look at for contact info. Maxi is a sweetheart but is a special needs bird who needs a dedicated and experinced owner.

Come visit me, Duke, Oliver, Zorro, Quinn, Sora and Nemo, Maxi & Sammy.

12/30/2006 07:24.09 PM Report This Comment  
  So you'll be adopting her? Good for you!
I also help abused/neglected parrots and have fostered before. I hope all continues to prosper for you!!

Hugs! XXX

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12/30/2006 12:00.54 PM Report This Comment  
  So you'll be adopting her? Good for you!
I also help abused/neglected parrots and have fostered before. I hope all continues to prosper for you!!

Hugs! XXX

Come visit me, Polly Tenwood N..

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12/29/2006 04:15.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Your Beautiful!!
If I lived closer I would adopt you in a heart beat. You'd fit right in with my flock. Most of my birds are rescues, handicaps and re-homes. I wish you the best of luck and a long life of love and happiness.
Wing Hugs,
Amy and the flock

Come visit me, Rocky, Sadie Rest In Peace My Sweet Baby, Rocky & Me Morgan.

12/17/2006 02:16.06 PM Report This Comment  
  What a little fighter!!!
What a beautiful, strong, amazing little bird! It is good to know that she is getting good care, and I hope she will find a loving home.

Come visit me, Jovi & Kramer.

12/16/2006 07:43.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Maxi
I am glad to see that you were rescued. I hope that you will find a forever home soon, if you have not by now. I wish we were closer, I would be glad to adopt you & give you a home with lots of brother & sisters. I hope everything goes great for you.

Come visit me, Boo, Gizzy, Fred, Cherokee & Joey.

12/16/2006 01:00.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Go Maxi! ♥
Hi Maxi! How have you been?! You are such a sweetie and I think you will get better in no time! Have you visited my website? It's If you want to make your own website, go to and you can make your website for free in just three easy steps! It's really cool! To get to my website, type my website name into the address bar. Don't go to Got Pets Online to find it. I hope you visit my website! Come visit me soon!!!! Good Luck! ♥

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/15/2006 01:54.13 PM Report This Comment  
  congrats maxi you are one cute little girl

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12/15/2006 10:59.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Maxi! Poor baby, I'm so glad you could rescue her. It's a wonder she's even nice. I wouldn't blame her if she wasn't, after her experience. Take care.

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12/13/2006 04:49.35 PM Report This Comment  
Hi Maxi! I haven't heard from you in a while so I wanted to visit you! You are such a sweet gentle little bird! I think that you will find a great caring owner someday. I hope your caretaker that watches you now will take you home. Come visit me soon! Good Luck!

Come visit me, Klips, Kalipsa & Sunny.

12/13/2006 04:34.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Go Max
I'm so happy to see that you are doing better and that friends from all over have been stopping by to see you.

Ila in Maine

Come visit me, Skittles.

12/13/2006 02:54.51 PM Report This Comment  
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