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Geoffrey Hazard - 2008-11-09
My new Scarlet is a sweetheart. He NEVER bites. He lovingly nibbles on my ear/earlobe and has never been aggressive. He loves to cuddle and makes the cutest sounds when I scratch all over his head. He is always calm and loves to just sit on my shoulder and hang out with me. One of the best birds I have ever owned. I have had a Catalina Macaw, several Cockatiels, a Noble Mini Macaw, a Timneh African Grey, and a Blue-Fronted Amazon. All were sweet birds, but none match the new Scarlet. I have to wonder about some of the negative comments and the ability of the owners to properly tame & train their birds. This is not to be insulting to anyone. All of my many years of experience with birds has taught that any bird can be tamed and become loving if it is given enough love. Something to think about.

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Chris Bell - 2008-11-01
I have seven macaws, 2 Blue and Golds, 2 Greenwings, 1 Military, 1 Buffon's and 1 Scarlet macaw that I just got this summer as a baby. His name is Wimbily. At first I never wanted a Scarlet because I heard that they were "difficult" macaws. Prone to being unfriendly and nippy. But Last spring I finally found a baby Buffons and I decided to get another baby macaw so she would have a buddy.
Wimbily the Scarlet Macaw came from a good breeder on the East Coast. But when he arrived at the airport in Portland Oregon he was NOT a happy camper. Poor baby, he was mad about leaving his happy old home where he had another baby bird buddy. I set him up on a large porch with chain link and he had beautiful views of our green pastures and grazing horses. He was not friendly at all at first. He would try to fly away from me no matter what I tried. He was very nervous. But I bought him and Bella Rose ( my Buffon's baby) tons of perches to hang from the high porch ceilings and lots of toys to play with. Pretty soon he was very bonded to Bella Rose. He is also a superbly beautiful bird with spectacular lavender colored tail feathers.
For a few months I didn't pester Wimbily to be friendly. I just went and sat on the porch with them and I brought treats of macadamia nuts and fruit and put it in their bowls. Gradually Wimbily changed. Now he is confident, happy and quite friendly. Because winter is coming on with cooler temperatures I moved him and Bella Rose into my big heated aviary building. It has two rooms, each with high ceilings and lots of casement windows. Wimbily and Bella Rose joined two Mollucan Cockatoos and five Amazon parrots. They had no problem and everyone is getting along just fine. So, although I'm far from an expert ( about Scarlets anyway ), give them some time and don't pester them. I'm very happy with my Wimbily. He's a wonderful bird just like all my other macaws.
Chris Bell
Oregon

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Connie Vasquez - 2008-10-28
I am the proud owner of a beautiful five-month-old BTM. She is amazing. So intelligent, mechanically inclinded (to say the least!), and absolutely loving. I researched, made purchases, and planned extensively for two years before acquiring her. She has a hugh cage, an upstairs and a downstairs hanging gym, tons of toys of all kinds, and she gets lots of love, time, and attention. I have only had her for three weeks, but I have already been able to take her out for long walks around the neighborhood (with a harness). She enjoys every new toy, food, and experience with zest. She passed the vet check with flying colors and appears very healthy and happy. We are lucky to have her in our lives. I was wondering though, how do I encourage more independent play while I am nearby? She wants to be right there with me when I am in the same room as her. I love spending interactive time with her, but I also realize it is healthy for her emotionally to be able to enjoy some independent play where we can just hang out in each other's company in the same toom together. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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vanessa - 2008-10-24
Hello, my name is vanessa. I own a scarlet macaw and I must say yeah he's moody, but I know him well enought to work around that. He is very affectionate and still bites every now again, but for the most part he's really sweet. He spends a lot of time flying around the house and outside from time to time. Luckly he's not a screamer, he calls us by name when he wants us. he also is very strong willed. If he can't get his way it's best to redirect his attention to somthing else. This bird gets a bad rap and I think it's because people don't really know how to manage with them. Me and my pretty boy are pretty well bonded and he can read minds which is pretty cool, and not somthing I hear about macaws too often or at all. Needless to say, he is a very special bird and a great family member. He needs lots of love. I think the scarlet macaw can be a good family pet, you just gotta have the knack and patience. Not a bird for just anyone.

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allen - 2008-10-22
I have a blue and gold macaw and his name is ashton. He's still young, about 8 or 9 months old. He talks a little bit like "step up" but we can't get him to say anything else. Any ideas on how to get him to talk?

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Niurka - 2008-10-18
Hi, I glad to know that a lot of you have many experiences of with gold and blue macaws. On wednesday oct 15th I brought a one day old baby home to hand feed, since my friends has the parents who won't take care of the babies. Since my friend is an expert in hand feeding already, but couldn't take care of the baby, I decided to bring home this beautiful and amazing baby. My family (two daughters, husband and parents) were super happy with it. While I am at work my dad will be in the house babysitting and feeding the baby. Little that I know is that you can not change the temperature of the baby in the cage or box you have it since it could actually create what is called by crop slow-down. Unfortunately last night at 12:30am my baby macaw died from this since I by mistake lower the temperature of the heating pad thinking it was too hot. This is just an advise for those of you that are planning to have one or have one already. I will definitely be getting another one and I will be taking better care of it since I learned the hard way this time.
Thanks for sharing your comments in the web. May God Bless you ALL! Niurka

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McKenna Riley - 2008-10-17
I am thinking about getting a green-winged macaw and I needed some advice on what they might really like to eat, when they mostly like to mate, suggestions on size cages, and any other information that I might need. Thank You! Sincerly, McKenna Riley

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ME - 2008-09-19
Green Wing Macaws are the most perfect bird you can have! They are smart, sweet, funny, and just the perfect Macaw. I really love these birds a lot.

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Steven Brunckhorst - 2008-08-30
Hello my name is Steven, mine and my moms macaw is named Harley. We bought him from an abusive house where things were thrown at his cage, he was screamed at to shut the f--k up, and at least one person would slap him off his perch. Since we got him we totally love and appreciate him, and he has calmed down a lot, but in the last few days he has been using his bad words more & lunging at my face more while he is in the cage. I take him out to the bathroom (he gives me kisses along the way) and I spray him with Molt Ease which really helps him when he is molting, but what worries me now is the length of his bottom bill; it is flaking and seems to bother him when he eats hard food like ham, hamburger,and brazial nuts. What length should a bottom bill be and how can they be shaved?

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Chloe - 2008-07-24
Hyacinth macaws are indeed the most beautiful, intelligent and gentle bitds!

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