BJ – Female. Blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna). Rescued 3 years ago by a sanctuary in Florida. Her owners were selling their house and going to live in an RV and travel. The owner said that BJ had previously been owned by a man in a neighboring city and he had three Macaws and two of them beat up on BJ all the time and she plucked herself naked. They also broke one of her wings and the owner never sought veterinarian care for it. The man would beat on her cage with a broom to get the macaws to be quiet. The sanctuary placed her with a friend and when that friend died recently a sanctuary in Washington was called to take BJ in.