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Michelle - 2012-05-23
I bought a blue and gold, supposed to be a female, she's 9, have had her about 1 1/2 yrs and she has never layed an egg, is she supposed to be or could she be a male? Other then that she is a very good bird, talk like you wouldn't believe. I have counted 50 or more things she says, and she seems to learn quickly, you tell her to dance and she dances, you make noises at her and she repeats them, she loves to go for rides in the car or walks in the yard, she's like my kid, me and granddaughter sing her a song 1 bella 2 bella and when we get to 4 she says 5 lol, she amazes me all the time, she screams then tells herself to shut up lol, she cracks up laughing and coughs most awesome pet I have ever owned, I also have a red lored amazon and he is quite the talker too, way too kewl, they are part of the family for sure, spoiled rotten

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  • Michelle - 2012-05-23
    Here r some things she says, hi, hello, bye bye, whats up, are you ok, mama, shut up, mmmmmmmmm is that good uh huh, good girl, bella, pretty bird, no. When u give her something and she drops it she says uh oh, pretty girl, thats good, when the phone rings she says hello, uh huh, uh huh, ok, alright, bye bye, she cracks up laughing which is so funny, she coughs, just like my sister in law lol, we count and get to 4, she says five, trying to get her to start at one. I make noises at her she repeats them, tell her to dance she dances, she sings the banana split song, la la la lalalala, this bird is very smart, no other word for her but amazing, she picks things up quite easily, she even calls my sons name, matttttttttt lol, shes my buddy I spend the whole day messing with her, she my baby thats for sure, I love this bird
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-23
    Parrots are absolutely amazing to me. I wouldn't be slanted in any way. They are definitely part of the family for sure. I have actually gotten into arguments with a couple of mine. OK Blue/Gold and egg laying. At some time she may lay an egg - just let her sit it if she wants. However, it may never happen. I have no idea why some female parrots will just lay an egg and others can be 35 years old and lay an egg for the first time. Others never do. Hormones - just have no idea. She could be a boy but it is usually the gals that talk the most - or she just doesn't feel any desire to lay an egg.
  • Michelle - 2012-05-23
    She also says, come here and come on and whatever, proud of her, can ya tell sorry gotta brag a bit, anything I say I guarantee ya that bird is going to repeat, spend alot of time with your bird and u will be amazed at what they can do, seems like everyday she says something new in the morning when I go past her cage, hello, mama, she's a trip says things at the moment she should, they say these birds have the mentality of a 5 yr old child I believe it, sometimes I tell her to come here and she says no and she don't come either lol truly an amazing animal and I'm sure anyone who owns one would agree with me on that on,
  • Michelle - 2012-05-23
    ty for the input charlie, thought about having her sexed, but not planning on breeding so not a big thing, maybe she will surprise me one day with an egg,
  • jolenne - 2012-10-28
    If you still have any questions and would like to talk you can reach me at jgirardmk@gmail.com. I own two blue and golds and have alot of big and small bird experience.
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Charles Blase - 2012-10-23
I got a military macaw named Tupac (we didn't name him) and he was rescued by animal control from his cruel owners. He was given to my aunt who gave him to me because I have expereince with birds (having a moluccan macaw and had a green conure) but I'm having problems with him. He only likes me which would be fine IF I wasnt in high school. I don't have the time I wish I had to dedicate to getting him out of the cage more often then he does. But I'm the only one who can hold, pet, feed, or water him. He will attack anyone else who trys to touch him and anyone else who feeds him he dumps the food and water out. Anyone know how to fix this?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-23
    Militaries can be just a wee bit stubborn but I wouldn't give up or lose hope cuz they usually come around.  First I'd fix the food and water bowels so he can't throw them cuz that's a pain and a mess.  You can usually drill a hole through the very top of the bowel and use a u-bolt or screw botl to bolt the cups down.  Have others start by just talkling to him or giving him a small treat from their plate whether a piece of chicken, a peanut, cracker, piece of pizza - you will find out his favorites.  For some reason (and possibly a great one) he has bonded with you and it would be nice if he would with the rest of the family.  I would want him to at least come out and sit on a perch around the family and that is a good place to start.  Might take awhile but I think he will learn to accept 'his position' in the family.  By the way  I named my Military Sargeant Barker cuz he had to be the boss - but he came around.
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Gilbert R Rodriguez - 2011-10-13
This is to any Yellow Collared Macaw lovers; as we all know these are very special, unique loving birds, they're a real blessing in any home, I share this cuz just two weeks ago I lost my Charlie; a beautifull yellow collared macaw that it was given to me by an ex-coworker in 2003 when he was barely 2yrs. He was way more than just a pet. He was my partner and my hanging out buddy for he would just jump on my shoulder and go out with me anywhere. He loved being outside, the beach, ride bike, or just going to the store; the house is so empty, looking to replace him, if you can help GOD BLESS YOU!!! THANKS!!!

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  • Robert - 2012-01-20
    Mr. Rodriguez;

    "Lo siento mucho!" I am so sorry about your lost as I just lost my cockatiel just this past week, and altohugh I have a mini macaw myself, (Toby) I still miss my Regina. My Toby seems like yours, he is on my shoulder from the moment I get up til he goes to sleep, so again my condolences.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    So very sorry, a sad time and a great loss. But do keep looking for a new buddy, whenever you get a chance, because birds have a unique way of finding you and being a loving and loyal friend.
  • Debbie Matejewski - 2012-10-19
    Hi my name is Debbie, My husband wants a Macaw, but where are you located? We are in Novi MI If you are out of state how would we get the bird? Thank-you! Debbie
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Stephanie - 2012-10-10
Hey...I currently have a Jenday Conure (Female - 4 years) and am purchasing a Green Wing Macaw (Male - 3 years)....I was hoping you could give me some insight as to how well these two will get along? Any input is much appreciated!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-11
    These are two totally different birds, but they can become comfortable with each other. They will need their own cages. Birds are smart and often have their own ideas of how things should be. As a rule of thumb, it takes a new parrot about a month to become accustom to a new home. An existing parrot may be very willing, or may need to be coaxed, to accept a new addition to their space. So depending on them, it can take time for them to become socialized or they may mesh right away. I'd be ready for either scenario.
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LORI J - 2009-01-09
I am blessed to have three rubies! They are exceptional, intelligent, beautiful. They do like to be in the limelight. They love to spread their lovely wings so they may be admired by anyone. They are excellent talkers. They love to sing. They LOVE to cuddle. They are outgoing and well adjusted when raised with love. They are my joy in life. Of all the macaws I believe they make the very best pets. That is why I am blessed to have three. Seek one out and you will see why.

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  • Dena Shanahan - 2010-08-28
    I love what you say about your birds, good for you! I feel the same with the 2 I have, I have a quaker and a amazon and doing much research and wanting one bird bird for our family!
    Our family is just my husband and I. I have heard that scarlets can be nippy, need a firm hand etc, but then I get words like yours, I just love the rubies also, and they have scarlet in them, but also green wing which I have heard is the best as for temperament, any info you can give would GREATLY appreciate it, is there a big difference from the small /med bird like the amazon is to the big birds, they all need time out, TLC good diet, is it the same with the big birds as well, love to talk, thanks so much Dena, you can email me at addyteal59@yahoo.co





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Kellie - 2009-10-05
When the kids left home I told my husband I was going to get a job, a dog, or a big bird. Well 2 years ago I got a job and then 8 months ago he brought home the bird. I new what a big responsibility it was and told him we can't keep it but he said he would help. He basically rescued the bird, and we fell in love with our Ruby Macaw named Skittles. We chose not to rename him. He or she is loving and and fun and gets along with everyone including the 4 year old twins and wants to meet every new person that comes over. Our friends and relative go straight to him to see what mood he is in to see if he will step up. Sometimes he won't but most of the time he will. On all hardwood floors his screams are ear piercing but he is pretty tame most of the time. The feather dander can seem overwhelming but Skittles is worth the trouble. He has his own spot in every room of the house with lots of toys so he is not too destructive. Some wonderful person did teach him to "go on the paper" so that is not a problem. We just love him-her, Skittles.

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  • Norah - 2012-09-25
    Thanks for posting this tutirbe to Mac. I got confirmation just this morning that my elderly Scarlet Macaw is losing weight, experiencing some diminished vision and probably has some level of liver disease. We'll keep him comfortable, and in good health for as long as we can. If me makes it to Labor Day, we will celebrate what we think will be his 61st birthday (he may be older than that). It's nice to see a Scarlet Macaw of similar age, and even more unusual habits, given a tutirbe like this one.
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Tina - 2008-08-13
I just bought a Illiger's Macaw. I've had him for 4 days now and he is acting strange. When I bought him he was with his brother. All he wants to do is sit on me. He hasn't been eating very well. Can sombody let me know something about this kind of bird.

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  • Jeff - 2010-03-01
    These birds are prone to wasting disease, many of them die in capitivity, due to kidney failure. Take him to an Av Vet and have a complete blood panal run, he may need a special diet.
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NikkiB - 2011-02-22
I have a Ruby, he's an extremely fun and lovable bird. He does require a consistent hand as is mentioned in this article as he can be a bit of a brat sometimes (which he'll willingly tell you just before acting like a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum), but I wouldn't trade him for anything. Jake is very vocal and loves to get the rest of my birds started with a big round of peek-a-boo's and a Beach Boys Barbara Ann when he's feeling goofy. LOL

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  • muhammad - 2012-07-24
    i want
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Crystal Rolfe - 2012-08-12
Our little Illiger was just born and we can't wait to meet him/her but it'll have to wait a couple of weeks. We also have a Hahns Macaw and a CAG. Thanks for the info!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-13
    Congratulations and enjoy much. 
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Danielle - 2012-02-08
PLEASE HELP!!!! My husband and I purchased a scarlet at 4 weeks, now she is is almost two years old. She had to be put under at the vet for a test and ever since then, she literally squawks and screeches at high ear busting volumes every few minutes!!! What can we do to help her stop this?? My email is dchauersperger@gmail.com .....please help!!!!!!! Sincerely, Danielle

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-08
    This doesn't sound normal to me. I am concerned why the vet had to put the scarlet under for a test. I have had birds sexed, chipped, shots, blood drawn etc and none of them ever had to be put under. I just held them. I sent you an email - let me know additional information - I asked questions - if possible and possibly we can find a direction. OK?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-08
    Had another thought. Possibly your scarlet screaming and going to the vet don't have anything to do with each other. I have a macaw and her cage was in the livingroom and perch also. One day I was using the desk and just moved the desk chair but didn't put it back. My macaw went nuts. I had no idea why or what was happening. I finally - after 2 days used the chair and had moved it back. For some reason this macaw was terrified of the chair. I have had birds terrified of mens hats or red hair or a scarf on a mirror. Is there anything that is different around your Scarlet that possibly she could be afraid of?
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