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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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Ludie - 2010-07-22
I have had my Ruby since it was weaned. It is now over 20 years old. It talks quite well and loves to have a bath. Very temperamental and spoiled but I would never part with Baby!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-19
    They are lively and interesting and occasionally domineering pets. Must love you
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donna - 2009-01-02
I have a wonderful Second generation Ruby named Valen, She is the light of my life.
And I enjoy her so much, she is nothing like first Generations, she is not high strung like the first generations can be, she loves to play and she is learning everyday. She will be 1 years old in Feb. of this year. What a joy she is... thanks, donna

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Anonymous - 2009-05-03
Scarlet Macaws ARE THE MOST beautiful birds I've ever seen in my life so far with their brightly colored feathers.

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  • mark lomz - 2010-12-21
    Another pretty bird is the australian rainbow lorikeet.
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