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prasanna - 2012-06-23
Hi, I have to bye it. but I don't know how to keep them. So please give me a guidance about it. and which macaw can I buy ? Means which 1 is good for me. I am living in India and the temperature is about 23 d.c mostly ,,,

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-23
    I would spend a good amount of time reading about them first.  The personalities of various species of macaws are quite different just like various breeds of dogs.  Some are more laid back, some are more difficult, some are very large and some are smaller.  They are different - so start with reading about them, caging and feeding requirements.  There is also an enormous price difference in purchasing them.
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Nadia Zharkikh - 2012-06-21
Hi My name is Nadia were can you buy a Macaw?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-21
    There are many macaw breeders and they advertise in the back of Bird Talk magazine.  There are some excellent specialized exotic bird stores.  Do not buy a bird you can not handle, hold, cuddle.  You would not purchase a puppy that you can not handle - do not purchase a parrot you can not handle, hold and pet.
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T - 2010-06-08
I would call it a "Hylet", pronounced Hi-let:)

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Hamad - 2011-11-08
Hi I live in the middle east and I would like to know if they sell these birds in petshops as I want to get one.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-11
    They sell these birds in various bird pet stores in the United states, I don't know about pet stores in the Middle east.  You could ask them.
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Jake - 2012-05-13
Hi, I have a baby hahns, The baby was 12 days old when I got her, I got from a friend of mine that bought the baby but didn't know how to care it. the baby seems to be doing fine, I've had her for about 3 weeks now, and growing bigger every day, but I'm alittle worried about her legs, there out to her side, she moves the around and her claws grab hold of my finger, is the normal for a baby, I haven't gotten 1 this small before. Thanks Jake

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-13
    Sounds like splayed leg. Somehow the mom sitting of the baby nesting, somehow got the leg(s) got squished out to the side. Probably should take her to an avian vet - make sure avian though. The vet would actually splint the legs in place using guaze. He'll do a figure 8 bandage with guaze wrapping the legs fairly close together so the legs aren't 'spalyed' but upright and baby will be able to stand. This is usually done when first seen and at 5-10 days old would be all right in 5 days or so. Your's is older and so I am concerned about the age and that is why I say vet. Just should be a bandage wrap to put the legs in their correct position. They grow so fast at this age, they heal fast so should be OK. But need to fix the condition. OK?
  • Jake - 2012-05-13
    Thank you so much, I'll take the baby to Doc tomarrow am Thanks
  • Jake - 2012-05-14
    Charlie, thanks again for your help, I took the baby to the vet today, and the splint the babys legs, hope this does the trick, thanks again, Jake
  • Jake - 2012-06-08
    Hi Charlie, just wanted to let you know that the splints came off our Baby yesterday and she seem's to be doing fine, Doc said she should be running around soon lol, Thanks again for your help, Jake
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-08
    Isn't it amazing how hey can heal like that.  Glad all is great.
  • Jake - 2012-06-08
    Charlie I believe how much the baby grows seems like over night you see a change, alot differant from when she was 12 days old, thanks for every thing.
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ANN - 2012-05-31
Hi, I have a 6 month old Hahns that I had raised from 3 weeks. When I got her, her beak was about 50/50 black and fleshy colored. It is now about 85% black with a few lighter areas on it. I had a breeder tell me that she wasn't a hahns but a noble. From pictured that I have researched Hahns beaks are black and nobles are flesh
But the spots on her beak that are lighter aren't bone colored like a noble. Any thoughts?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-31
    I don't know whether you have a Hahns or a Noble but here is a photo of a Hahns side by side with a Noble. I think you will be able to tell which one you have from the photo. Here it is Hahns Noble
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Phyllis - 2012-05-31
My yellow collared military macaw has beak problems the top grow long and curved and the bottom one side grows taller than the other... What should I do ???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-31
    You would need to take the macaw to an avian vet and have the top beak filed down. The bottom beak is probably crooked as the top beak has grown to long forcing the bottom beak sideways. It is an easy process and the bird does not have to be put to sleep to do this. The beak needs to be filed. Then put a concrete perch in the cage as the top perch and he should be able to file it himself from there.
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Christian avelar - 2012-05-30
How can anybody distinguish the difference between a male or a female scarlet macaw?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-30
    There is no 100% accuate way to determine the sex of a scarlet macaw outside of DNA sexing. You can purchase the kits in the back of Bird Talk Magazine and it is easy to do. I believe they are $25.00. You can also have the vet do DNA testing. Don't have the vet put the bird to sleep to scope sex it. Unesssary and unreliable unless the vet is very experienced and it can kill the bird. A best guess approach is the females head is rouder than the males. The males head is flatter and a definite slope at the back of the head going down the neck.
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stacie - 2012-05-19
I sure my baby bird. From what I've read it seems they are not supposed to be the best talkers. My Sassy is right now going through her whole long list of words and phrases as I am in here on the computer and not outside with her. She just babbles on and on, "I love you pretty bird", "momma", "hi", "hello", and on and on she goes. She seems to pick up everything I say to her. Today she started saying "peek a boo" because yesterday i was playing peek a boo with her. She says "good bird" or "ow, that hurts baby" Gee, I wonder why she would say that? She does not however say any of the scolding terms I use like "Don't bite" and I've said that a lot. When I got her a few months ago she was so scared and mean it was hard to even get her fed and water filled. Now she takes sunflower seeds right out of my mouth. She comes right up and nuzzles her head in my neck or chest. (always a scary moment at first) She has never yet bit me hard anywhere only wants to nibble on my fingers sometimes. I say "ow" and she laughs. She also yells at the dogs when they are barking "STOP". She is a love and i'm overjoyed to have her.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-20
    Just because it is said that they are not the best talkers, does not measn they don't talk. Some are quite vocal and will surprize you with what they can learn. You can actually wind up in a discussion with them.
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randall white - 2012-05-15
My red shouldered hahns macaw is having problems with what seems to be a parasite problem which is consuming his feathers. I have tried mite sprays anticeptics and daily baths but nothing is working. None of my other parrots seem to be affected. Any suggestions

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-15
    Take him to an avian vet as soon as possible. He might be plucking his own feathers but the way you are saying this with such anxiety and no relief I'd have him tested for beak and feather. It is a virus and contagious.
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