Animal Stories - Macaws


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Andy - 2009-01-13
After much research I'm very interested in adding a greenwing macaw or congo grey to my family. Can anyone recommend how one goes about adopting a baby bird. I raised canaries as a child, it was my hobby and I loved it. I still keep a canary now, but I have always longed for a larger more interactive bird. I've talked to my local bird store but they don't have Green Wings (the Manager wants one too). They do offer greys which you pre-order and then visit while they care for it until it's weaned. I'd appreciate any advice.

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  • ash - 2010-04-30
    Hi my name is Ash and I have a 3year old green winged macaw. She is very beautiful and friendly, she lets you hand feed her and loves fruits and nuts. I'm very sad but I must move to a smaller apartment building that does not allow any pets. I bought her for $2.000.00 and she comes with a nice huge cage and a smaller cage also. I'm really looking for a good home because I'm really going to miss her, I also would like to get around $1,300.00 for everything. If you're interested or have more questions please call me 202-215-5660 or ash2010dc@gmail.com
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Audie Siegel - 2009-01-12
Beautiful Birds. They get very close to their owners. They are one person birds. My best friend's mother had one and no one could get near it but her! They talked and carried on. How cool!

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jared - 2009-01-09
This one looks like it was under my car doing an oil change. :)

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john nyc - 2009-01-08
Hi i have a beautiful Red Front baby Macaw, i just completed the weaning cycle with her by bottle feeding her, and she is the most facinating bird EVER. This bird is so smart its amazing. These birds are like the "Caiques" if the Macaw species, always clowning around playing on their backs with toys. Great bird for a begginer Macaw enthusiest. Smallest of the large species of Macaw but size is the only diffrenece. All around great bird.

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Chris Bell - 2009-01-01
I wanted to give an update on my Scarlet Macaw baby Wimbily. He's now been in our heated aviary for about three months now. He has gotten more and more friendly. I am amazed because I didn't really do any training with him. I just let him be. Every day when I came into the aviary my mollucan cockatoos and amazon cockatoos flocked to perch on my shoulders. I think he witnessed this. After a month or so he began hurrying to climb down a spiral rope to me. I gave him a few pine nuts. He still doesn't fly well enough to fly directly to me - but he will climb down to me. He isn't willing to sit for an hour on my arm - like my 3 cockatoos. But he is still friendly and will stay for about ten minutes playing with toys I share with him and taking pine nuts carefully when I give them to him.
He's come a very long way from the first days when he ran frantically from me and wouldn't step up. I thought then that he was the most hysterical macaw I had ever met. But he has changed into a calm and friendly bird whom I think I can now start to actually do some training sessions with.

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Deanna - 2008-12-20
I have a little severe. My mother and I volunteered to help a lady with her at-home animal shelter, which one day involved taking in several parrots from a bird horder. We got 4 birds from her, an Umbrella Cockatoo( formerly and presently named "Precious"), a Red-Lored Amazon(formerly named "Spice", presently named "Boo"), a Sun Conure (formerly and previously named "Phoenix"), and the Severe Macaw (formerly named "Fang", presently named "Grinchi", "Grinch" for short). Grinch came to us with a few problems. His beak was way too long, and his nails were vicious. He's amazingly resilient. From volunteering, I already knew I wanted a macaw, and was relieved to find that Grinchi loved me back.
Grinch is incredibly smart. He always works his cage open, but due to a small factor, my mom has no problems with him running about on top of his cage. He only has one wing. In the rescue, I had seen another bird with one wing, and man was he DEPRESSED, so I was glad to find Grinch had a high self-esteem.
He's quite the little monkey. Always hanging off of things and running around. Enjoys the simplist of toys. He's absolutely adorable and loves to talk. He says "Hello" when he's happy, confused, or nervous. He says "Come here" to be a little brat, cuz he's either already on you, or running away from you across his cage, but if you say "Grinch, come here" back to him, he'll come running yelling "step-up!!" He says "no bite" when he knows he's been bad, "thank-you" when you give him food he likes, and "peek-a-boo" when he's feeling playful. He says "Hiiiii" to be a flirt, and barks to terrorize our dogs. I'm actually glad the horder didn't want the birds back, cuz if she had, we would have had to give my little Grinchi back to her.
He'll eat anything you put infront of him-- even if it was unintentional, and licks plates when there's nothing on them. He's a riot. Hates baths, having his nails or beak done (which is why they're still WAY long), and having his tail touched.

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Matt Smith - 2008-12-07
My name is Matt Smith. We have 2 Congo African Grey Parrots and a Conure. We just buried one of our Beautiful Congo's today. Very Sad Day... he was only 8. We are waiting results from the autopsy. It has been the hardest 3 days we've had in a long time. His Name is Sam. We called him Sammy Sam. Norman Loved him, he was our other Congo. They were best friends. We are looking forward to STELLA our Blue and Gold. She should be home on the 13 of December 2008. We have been watching her via email. We Love you SAMMY and will always miss you.... "HI Sam"
Mommy and Daddy.

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paul - 2008-12-03
I would love to know if any of these birds are still being breed?

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Kara - 2008-12-02
I have a Blue and Gold Macaw named Frenchy. I've had her about 4 months now and love her. She's 2 years old and I bought her from a lady that didn't have much time for her anymore. I started out with a cockatiel, conure, and quaker parrot. So a blue and gold was different at first, but we fell in love with her. I've always wanted a blue and gold and I'm so thrilled to have one now. Some of the things she can say are Frenchy dancin, hello, step up, shut up, hush, and she hums good girl.

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Anonymous - 2008-11-22
Abby, 11 months, lives the life! Travels to work with me everyday. I carry her in a small cat carrier for the 20 mile trip. At the shop she has a very large playpen. I began this at 8 months of age. As a result, I have a very socialized Severe. Never bites, and is very happy. Living is a cold climate, and the office where she is kept during the day can become drafty, I purchased a Termal perch(heated). This is ideal in keeping her feet warm. Warm feet, warm bird. Not a talker as of yet. Some basic stuff. A real whistler though. Really enjoying the Severe. Thanks for a great site.


Bob, Upstate New York

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