Animal Stories - People Talking About Macaws


Animal-World info on Green-winged Macaw
Animal Story on Green-winged Macaw
List Animal Stories on Green-winged Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Gloria - 2012-07-30
We just moved to a new home. Our Green Wing Phoenix (he is 7 years old) is very grumpy. He keeps repeating hello over and over and is very noisey and doesn't seem to know what he wants. We are trying to figure out if it is the change, more traffic, or the fact that our son and his dog are staying with us for awhile. They are staying in the basement. Usually he is a very calm bird. Please comment.

Click For Replies (2)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-30
    Most birds, but I think macaws are great for it, take awhile to adjust to a new surrounding.  Sometimes they get aggravated if you just move furniture around.  They like the sameness of things.  Phoenix will adjust - and they are normally a quiter macaw.  He just doesn't like change and he is grumpy.  Sure, he is also being the GUARD with a new person and a DOG in the house but willl adjust.  It takes about a month though. 
  • Gloria - 2012-07-31
    Charlie, Thank you for your comments. We believe Phoenix will adjust. Everything is new and just not familiar.
Reply
Animal-World info on Harlequin Macaw
Animal Story on Harlequin Macaw
List Animal Stories on Harlequin Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Tery Scott - 2012-07-27
I found Tody 26 years ago when I went with a friend to buy a parrot. We went to this house where the people were retiring, bought a motor home and were now planning to travel for their retirement. I have always been an animal lover and was so taken by her. I guess you gotta jump in to things sometime. She was my first big bird and boy what I have learned from her. I can do absolutely anything with her. At this point in life, her now being 28 I feel as if she is my daughter. I have gone through all the stages as she has matured. People have told me I should have got her a mate. If anything I have learned from my relationship with Tody is that the domesticated world is not ready for any pet that can out live you. People all to often buy them, much like I did on a whim only to find they have to re-home them when the owners life changes for what ever reason. Thank God I now live in a rural area where Tody is free to welcome in the new day, she can sleep out if it's warm or come in side if it's cold. These birds take a life time commitment. I should know, she out lasted 2 of my marriages. I should have known when she didn't like my spouse that it wasn't going to work. Now my concern is who do I will her to, as she will most likely out live me and the thought of her ever being in a situation where God forbid she were neglected of unloved is unthinkable to me. These birds can adjust to change but it takes an awful lot of time to win their trust and love. I've worked with abandoned and abused birds. This is the living fact that a Macaw or for that matter any large parrot is not a pet for just any one. Will my saying this make a difference, probably not but I feel better for having said it. To all you bird lovers out there, we are a special breed. My hats off to you all. Tery

Reply
Animal-World info on Red-fronted Macaw
Animal Story on Red-fronted Macaw
List Animal Stories on Red-fronted Macaw
More info at Animal-World
eduardo orozco - 2012-07-25
My boys cousin last week told us that he has this bird that he's soo tired of he wants to get rid of it.. I was like what kind of bird? He didn't know. He said he has had it for five years. Also he told me that he bought it off a guy that had it for 10... I was like that's an old bird so I was curios about the birh gold him I'll be at his house . So I went and saw that it was a Macaw. He was soooo mean to the Macaw I was in a instant telling him that I would take the bird then and there! He had told me that the Macaw escaped one summer ago and flew to a neighboring tree and he used a stick and wacked it down... =:(now that I have her, I found out it's a she, her name is Joe had her for two days. I've been reading about her none stop. But other then that I would love it if u guys helped me out with her on some advice.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-25
    The red fronted macaw is a very very sweet macaw.  They love their humans.  They are a  lap bird and will follow you all around the home.  She will probably need some time to adjust and know that she is safe and then she will come to you and they are extremely affectionate.  Yes, my human had a couple for years for her friends.  They LOVE pine nuts.  I think it is the staple of their diet in the wild, if I remember correctly.  They love them so if you need to give treats to train - you can use pine nuts or cherios.  The love pet and hold.  Just learn their body language and i am sure she will train you properly.  They are not normally a noisy bird and their life expectancy is around 50-60 years.  Have fun and enjoy.  They are extremely loving.
Reply
Animal-World info on Flame Macaw
Animal Story on Flame Macaw
List Animal Stories on Flame Macaw
More info at Animal-World
michelle - 2009-07-27
Just a quick note to say that not all of them look like the one pictured. My baby flame (Ohana Pride) has an orange head and no green on the neck at this point. Her sister Pele looks like the one pictured. The coloring is different between the two

Click For Replies (2)
  • Yui - 2010-03-10
    This is true, a close friend of mine has one and he fades from orange to green-blue. I've completely fallen in love with this hybrid, though.

    Where did you find a breeder that has them? My friend who has hers happened to hit the jackpot at a shelter and adopted him, but I'm afraid that it might have been a once in a lifetime strike. I'm not looking to get one right away - I have yet to settle down in one place - but once I do I'd absolutely love to have my on feathered flame friend.
  • Anonymous - 2012-07-24
    Sorry, you can get them at parrotuniversity.com. Steve will ship the babies. I didn't want a large macaw because I have 8 caique and 3 yellow collars but I told my husband that if this certain pair should breed he could have one. Took them 5 years but we finally have one and I would not trade her for the world.
Reply
Animal-World info on Harlequin Macaw
Animal Story on Harlequin Macaw
List Animal Stories on Harlequin Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Dina Richter - 2010-06-20
I've had Maxie Macaw now for 3 and a half years. We are inseparable. She finally lets me pet her and she will kiss me on the mouth. Someone told me that we are sexually bonded, because she won't let anyone else touch her. I believe that this is true; but who cares. There is one other lady that Maxie goes to, and this is because the woman save Maxie's life. I said to Maxie..."This is Donna, Maxie. Donna helped me find you when you flew away and she saved your life. I was shocked when Maxie stepped up on Donna's arm. Donna and I became emotional. I'm sorry that Maxie doesn't know how to say, Thank You; and Donna replied, Dina,... She Just Did!

Reply
Marie Powell - 2009-02-25
We have a male Harlequin macaw who is the most intelligent of all our parrots. We also have an african grey, blue fronted amazon, and two sun conures, but he runs rings around the other parrots in his ability to talk and communicate. He knows bad from good, yes and no and can say absolutely anything! He is a non stop talker and once when I wouldn't let the dog out because she had been out 3 times in a row, he did her bark and then said, "Want to go out?" and then laughed - this after I had just told the dog no to going out again! The other parrots can't get a word in edgewise. Everyone loves him and he will let just about anyone pick him up. I had no idea I would EVER have a macaw, but so glad we got him.

Reply
Animal-World info on Red-fronted Macaw
Animal Story on Red-fronted Macaw
List Animal Stories on Red-fronted Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Vicki - 2012-07-20
I have a 3 year old hand raised Red Front girl named 'Mango' and she is just amazing. So smart and inquisitive too. Just as said they feed off your mood or emotions too. She loves her outside cage on the porch some days in the afternoon and early evening just talking away and calling the dogs and horses and is so funny. She loves to learn new things dancing and certain programs on TV. Loves animal programs and hates the news programs when they get loud and argue back and forth.!!! Great vocal ability . She loves to cuddle and have to admit is the best when her wings are trimmed as otherwise she can really get into trouble or is fearless. She lives with me and my Great Dane , Chihuahuas and Aussie pup and my Bengal kitty 'Kiara' . That is what is in the house!! I absolutely Love her and She loves and thrives on 'Harrison's Pellet food and Goldenfeast Carribean II all natural food. She loves when I open her cage in the afternoon and let her pick out her yummy before putting some in her bowl. Everything else she has a habit of trying to deposit outside her cage.

Reply
Animal-World info on Catalina Macaw
Animal Story on Catalina Macaw
List Animal Stories on Catalina Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Janet Tuckwell - 2012-07-18
I have a 10 year old Catalina named Merlin who does in fact know more than 15 words/phrases. He is a rescue bird like most of mine and he was left alone in a cage over filled with toys for at least 10 days at a time. When I got him he hadn't been let out of his cage for about 4 years. At my house he is out on his T-Stand or walks on the floor. He has begun to scream when my rescued Goffin screams but I'm working on getting the Goffin not to scream as much. He LOVES to be held and to be hand fed and demands to drink out of your cup. He LOVES to be sprinkled with water and while you are squirting him he will say 'ahhh rain!' He is so silly! He dances, sings and like my other macaw he hocks up food to try to feed me lol. I breed blue and gold macaws and I'm thinking of saving a female baby from the first clutch to bond/breed with him so I can share with the rest of the world how pretty he is!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    Catalinas are gorgeous.
Reply
Animal-World info on Capri Macaw
Animal Story on Capri Macaw
List Animal Stories on Capri Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Anonymous - 2012-07-16
its cool

Reply
Animal-World info on Blue and Gold Macaw
Animal Story on Blue and Gold Macaw
List Animal Stories on Blue and Gold Macaw
More info at Animal-World
Elysa - 2012-07-08
Love my bird. Want to set something for the rest of his life; after mine is over. Never would accept anyone in show business; who uses these birds for entertainment purposes..... I love my Mac and want only the best for him. Just want to put this out there; to see what happens...

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-09
    Some birds (parrots) are just very natural hams.  They love to goof around.  I had one that would hang by his wing from the ceiling fan and pretend he was dead and then was staring at what they thought was a dead bird, he would jump on them.  He learned to break out of the house.  Some parrots are like people - just natural entertainers. 
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World