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JP - 2010-08-03
You say they are bred for color? They are bred strictly for the money. These hybrids should not be happening and only disreputable breeders are doing it. My opinion.

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jj - 2010-07-30
Hyacinth macaws are the largest and one of the most endangered but I love them.

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Paul Dunning - 2010-07-22
"Guapo" is my 19 yr. old Miligold Mccaw, I've had him since he was one month old. He is very good natured, allows anyone to hold him but I am the only one that can touch him. He doesn't bite and after his first couple years of screaming he has toned down and is now quite mello. The trick to a "quiet" McCaw is to start early socializing with lots of people and at least 3 hrs. a day out of the cage with you. We take lots of walks at the beach and he gets lots of attention which he loves. He talked more when he was younger but now may only repeat 7 or 8 words usually only to me. He loves to take a shower with me. He barks at dogs and meows at cats. He gets very excited around babies in strollers and gets very animated around them, hanging upside down and laughing.

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Eddie - 2010-07-03
If anyone can help I would sure appreciate it. I just adopted a male severe macaw who is 4 years old. He was with a family that broke apart and the woman couldn't keep him anymore. I have had cockatiels for years and was actually a breeder in Florida, so I thought nothing of taking on "Hank". I was a little wrong! I quickly learned what he likes to eat...check. He screams and I don't know why....uncheck. He refuses to let me pet him, hold him, climb onto my arm. I try and coax him with treats but I can't get this bird to trust me. She said he talks but all he says now is "OK". Is this just a transition period? Is there anything I can do to help the process along? I'm lost with Hank! You may email me if you want at eddie79@insight.rr.com

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teresa underwood - 2008-09-07
I was just given a Green Wing that is about 10 years old and has been mistreated. I got him 2 days ago. He is starting to talk to me but he has a biting problem. How can I get him to trust me and can he still learn new words even though he is this old?

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  • Umair - 2010-06-16
    Visit birdtricks.com and you will find answers to all your parrot problems.
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tina - 2010-05-06
Hi ya there I have got a blue and gold macaw nine months old only had her for a month and was wondering if any one had any ideas the outside bit of her throat under her beak looks a little bit red on either side and was just wondering if any one had any ideas what it could be as all round the hole looks red.

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Lana - 2010-04-12
I finally have a name for my hybrid. I tell everyone I have a half Green Wing Half Catalina Macaw. Now I can just say Flame. Thanks for the informative web site!

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Joe Long - 2010-04-12
Well we just got our Macaw, his name is Stanley, we believe he is 5 years from what we have been told when we adopted him from his previous owners, they barely took him out of his cage and from what we can tell argued and cussed around him a lot cause our stanley cusses and is very shy, and bites a bit.... but he is coming around. We have had him for about 3 months now and it is taking a lot lot of time and TLC, but we think he is worth it.....
when he talks it's very clear and he has my Wife and kids trained very well it seems, he is taking to my wife as she is mostly around him which is a good thing cause he is Her bird, and Stanley gives my wife someone to argue with besides me hehehehehehehe.

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Anita - 2010-03-10
My husband and I adopted a 4 year old Severe from a pet store 1 1/2 years ago. We were told it's a girl but she says,"Hi Bubba" all the time. We renamed her Bella and she can talk very well but she refuses to say Bella. I initially thought we made a big mistake and never in a million years did I think we would own a Macaw. She would run to the back of the cage away from me and wanted nothing to do with us. She was very nippy and un- predictable. She is now the love of my life and the sunshine of my day. We also have an African Cape that I adore and raised from age 4 months but the personality and affection of a Severe tops it all. She went from running scared to never leaving me alone. She will march through the house looking for us with her sister (our Cape named Gabby) behind her. I can now wrap my arm around her to hug and kiss her and she loves it and just melts. She throws herself on her back while laying in my arms to play. It took about 9 months to gain her trust by taking it a step at a time and now she loves all of us. We were told she was raised by a male so she favored my husband at first but now she loves my daughter and I'm her favorite. Love and time made our Bella the love of my life and our lives.

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Mark - 2010-02-28
I have a two year old Severe named Jade and I absolutely adore her. She is very sweet and cuddly. She can be a little nippy at times and has drawn blood, but with minimal training I have gotten her out of it. She loves to be on my shoulder and will groom me and she loves to clean my ears for some reason, LOL. She is a really great talker, and loves to whistle as well. She says a lot of things including; Hello, Pretty Girl, Good boy: talking about the dog, and many more things. I would recommend this breed of bird to anyone who is looking.

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  • Debbie - 2010-03-06
    Hi Mark... I just got a Severe Macaw, she is about 4-5 yrs old and we are working with her.. She was suppose to be a hand fed baby but with the previous owners had her in with other parrots and now we are trying to get her back to be that tame baby. We see she can be nippy at times but you said you got her out of that stage.. Do you have any hints? Several years ago I had a Goffin Cockatoo and there is a big difference in learning to deal with these parrots verses them. Look forward to hearing from you. Debbie
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