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James - 2009-06-30
i have had a scarlet, a green wing, 2 military macaws and a camelot macaw. i have just bought a scarlet macaw egg from my local parrot shop. but i cant remember how long he said it would take to wean so that is my question???

ps i bought all my macaws when they were about 5 years old

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marty - 2009-05-16
THANKS! for the information, I got everything I wanted to know! TX:)

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Christopher - 2009-05-10
We purchased a Miligold Macaw last year from a local pet store. Zachary, our Miligold Macaw, is 1 Year and 2 Months old. (Hatch Date: March 25, 2008) We actually found him just a few days after he hatched. We went to visit him almost everyday. We even participated in some of his feedings. Zachary is the most well behaved Macaw we have ever encountered. We believe he's so nice because he saw us almost everyday before we were able to take him home. He has never bitten ANYONE and loves strangers! (Unbelieveable, huh?) He LOVES showers! He does sometimes get loud when we leave because he hates being alone. I live in an apartment and the neighbors say that they never hear him. He can say "Zachary" & "Hellooooo". It is so cute! Zachary has not grown attached to one person. (Thankfully) He loves both me and my boyfriend. Zachary is like a little dog. He loves to be rolled onto his back and for you to rub his tummy. He his unfortunately very destructive, as are all Macaws of this size. After people pet Zachary, we warn them that not all Macaws are as nice and gentle as he is. we tell them not to just go up to any Macaw and attempt to pet it. We've had my terrible experiences with other birds, so we know all too well what can happen. We Love Zachary more than anything. He is apart of us now and he will be with us for the rest of my life.
I would definitely reccomend a Miligold Macaw because of their sweet personality, lovely coloring, and because they are just all together wonderful birds!!!

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Lannette - 2009-05-09
I have a beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw, and she has been part of the family for 20 years now, her name is Lacy. When I first looked at her at the pet store it was love at first sight. I spent every Sunday at the pet store to visit and feed her, even though there was "Do Not Touch Signs" BIRD WILL BITE, (she had several differnt homes (5) and they would always bring her back due to biting) all over her cage.Each Sunday she would eat out my hands and we became close. Then one Sunday the manager at the pet store came to me and told me I would never see her again because she was going to shipped to another store because this store was closing. Needless to say she became part of our family that day, the pet store deliverd her, cage, food and vet. visits for 1 year that afternnon. The love grew, and she greets me with hello every afternoon when I get home from work. Lacy is very spoiled by my husband and I and we love her very much, so proud to have her in our family.

Lannette

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Connie Vasquez - 2009-04-07
My BTM was hatched early June 2008 and I can't believe she is 11 months old. Tika is quite amazing. I cannot imagine my life without her. Her intelligence shouldn't surprise me by now, but every day she manages to come up with something new. Tika has not begun to talk yet, but when she is alone she makes lots of sounds as if she is carrying on a very animated conversation with herself. I suppose words will be next. Tika practices flying everyday. She is very accurate and quite a perfectionist. People who have been introduced to her are always amazed at how loving and acrobatic she is. She makes a great BTM ambassador of sorts. My next project is building an outdoor aviary for good weather play time. I'd love to read about others who have succeeded in this undertaking. Hugs and scrithces to all - Connie Vasquez

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roberta - 2009-03-10
Hi all, my 10 year old beautiful baby is Java. I got him at 2-weeks old. I fell in love. He is just like a big dog in temperament, but I am really his only love and he is kind to others but prefers mum. He shares the big bird room with his "brother" albert, the african grey. They like one another and they really do act like 2 siblings, 2 kids. I enjoyed the info on the harlequins and now I know who his dad was, the greenwing.

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Cathy - 2009-02-13
I was very fortunate to have a blue and gold macaw at one time. Her name was Jammie and she was my world. I was fortunate enough to live across the street from a man who raised macaws and was responsible for training Officer Bird. I worked for a vet who was an avian vet and had acquired my first macaw who was very very deformed and was not expected to live more than 2 months. He was given to me and named Mikey due to the fact he loved food...."give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything" Mikey live to a ripe old age of 11 months and he had a wonderful life. But I was crushed when he left me so I cried all the time and was very depressed. I started being drawn to the neighbor across the street due to the fact he raised macaws, amongst other birds. He started teaching m how to train them and how to deal with their behaviors. Very very much to my surprise, one day him and his wife called me into their livingroom and had a tiny 4 wk old baby and asked what I thought.....well, I was so happy to be able to play with a tiny baby. They then told me that she was mine....they were going to allow me to buy her. I told them I couldn't afford her but thank you. They told me that they would take $300 for her and payments of whatever I could afford. I was so shocked and thankful and agreed to pay them off as soon as possible. They allowed me to take her at that time. I was so scared for some reason after losing Mikey I was afraid I would do something wrong that would make her die. I kept her in a box on my bed next to me and for the first 2 weeks I think she hated me or so it seemed. We came to finally love each other and what a relationship that was. She and I would talk to each other all the time and every night when I got home from work we would have an hour of playtime. That belonged to her....always. Times got rough and I had to have a "friend" watch her for me and while watching her....she decided to move and then make her number unlisted. I miss Jammie so much and would give anything to find her. I will never forget her .....

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HANS D. Holberg - 2009-02-13
We have a 3 year old male Buffon Macaw, He weighs more than my male Hyacinth. He is very affectionate and is a great Companion

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jess - 2009-02-07
Why are people against breeding them? Even though the Hyacinth is rare and endangered - keeping them "pure" in captivity and doing absolutely no hybrids as pets isn't going to help them in the wild in any way, shape, or form. The occassional hybrid breeding isn't going to hurt and its pure emotional-based reasoning that makes people think in such a way. It not logical reasoning. I think these military X hyacinth bred birds are absolutely gorgeous and would love to have one.

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texbird - 2009-01-30
I have a camelot and she is a wonderful bird.
Very affectionate, curious and intelligent.

BUT these are NOT for beginners.

Scarlets & their hybrids can be nippers. But they are actually are more sensitive than many other macaw species so they require an unusual combination of a firm hand but a lot a praise and gentle affectionate handling. This is a difficult mix for many people to keep in mind since they lose their tempers or get afraid when they get nipped by the bird. SO don't get one of these unless you understand what I am saying and think you can handle them properly.

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