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Linda Poole - 2006-08-17
Hemingway update! He is now 1 yr & 2 months and just as sweet as ever. He loves to have his head and neck scratched. He has bonded well with both (human) parents.

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Amber Ward - 2006-08-01
We rescued a 8 year old female green wing who had been relegated to a garage, and subsequently plucked herself mostly bald. Since coming to live with my husband and I, our 3 cats, lab puppy and African Gray, "Frankie" has settled in well. She can be nippy at times, but this gets better every day as she comes to trust us. She is a loud and enthusiastic greeter when we come home, and is picking up words like "kitty" and "Maggie" (puppy's name). She gets off her cage to chase the cats around the house and she "feeds" the puppy on the floor by regurgitating to her. She and our Gray are curious and talk to each other, but she is somewhat aggressive towards him. An overall great addition to the house, and encouragement for people to continue to try to take in birds who need homes.

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MIKE BRAMER - 2006-07-20
MY SON WANTED A BIRD BACK IN WINTER AND WE FOUND A YOUNG JENDAY CONURE FOR HIM. MY WIFE THEN DECIDED SHE WOULD LIKE A BIRD AND WE FOUND A SEVERE MACAW AFTER LOOKING AND RESEARCHING WHAT SHE WOULD LIKE. WELL, WE GOT HER HOME AND SHE HAS BONDED WITH ME AND MY OTHER SON! WHAT LUCK! SO LAST WEEK WE FOUND A GREEN WING WHO IS 5 AND A HALF MONTHS OLD! SHE IS SO TAME AND GENTLE AND HAS TAKEN TO MY WIFE QUITE WELL! THANK GOD! SHE IS THE SWEETEST AND EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A LARGE BIRD SHE IS FUN TO HOLD AND WATCH! THESE ARE ALL GREAT BIRDS TO ADD TO ANY FAMILY WE THINK! OUR 2 YEAR OLD TWIN LOVES TO HAVE THE JENDAY "POPCORN" SIT ON HIS ARM WHILE MY WIFE HELPS HIM. "LOLLIPOP" THE SEVERE WILL TRY TO INTIMIDATE OTHERS BUT WILL TALK UP A STORM FOR ME AND MY OTHER SON AND LOVES STEAK. "TULIP" REALLY LIKES THE CRUST FROM PEACH PIE AND HER WHEAT THINS! HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY YOURS AS MUCH AS WE LOVE OURS!

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George - 2006-07-17
I have a B&G Macaw I got from my brother. he could not keep her in his apartment, she's just too-noisy and the neighbors complained about it. She's constantly screaming and anyone can hear her from quite a long distance. She's very affectionate with me. for some reason she prefers men as opposed to women. She calls me father in spanish (papa) and calls my wife loca with means crazy in spanish. She's very adorable when she wants to be, and quite aggressive for no apparent reason at times as well. Either way she's a great addition to our family

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Rob - 2006-07-02
I Just adopted Rebecca, a supposedly female and very neglected B&G. Her dishes were dirty and all I found her with was a lil green slime for water and the scurge of the bird world, those damn sunflower seeds to eat. Her chest feathers where gone and she looked like she had never been groomed. Well, we went from her tryin to kill me last Monday night when I brought her home ( in her cage mind you-forget tryin to get her out and into a carrier) to having her groomed Yesterday (Sat. morning) Now shes a happy camper and a changed bird. She sits with me & doesnt do more than a lil nibble on my (wait let me count em) fingers and seems to be bonding already w/me.I always wanted a bigger bird like this but could never afford one. Have to believe the universe brought us together!!

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unknown - 2006-07-01
I have a Harlequin and he is 2 years old July 2006. I Bought him when he was 8 weeks old. I've hand raised him! He is very intelligent and has an excellent vocabulary. Excellent talker! When he want's me he yells MAMAAAAA! He knows what he is saying and he knows when he is good and bad. He laughs really loud when he does something bad. My Blue and Gold Macaw will laugh really loud when she sees that he's in trouble. NEVER a dull moment in our house! These are great birds as pets, but stores that sale them don't tell you the health problems that come because they are crossbred. Really excellent pets stores will not sell any crossbreed birds as they know the problems that can arise! My Harlequin Macaw is one of many with health problems and it's not a pretty site when he is sick or has a serious allergy reaction to his foods. The Vet bills can become very costly. Please be educated on these birds, know what you are dealing with. These guys live 80 plus years. I hope the rest of you have very healthy Harlequins.

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Jools - 2006-06-28
Hi All.
Well! my wife and I have just ordered our first Green winged macaw and should get it in about 2-3 months time and we are both very excited.
I used to keep Blue and Golds some years ago but my experience has dwindled over the years.
The more i read and try to find out about the Green wing, the more confused i become.
Some articles say that Green wings are not good talkers, and become aggressive and dominant, other people have written that their G/W is a brilliant talker(30 words +) small sentences, sings and dances and is so sweet and cuddly to all the family and don't believe anyone who says there not! I know this is probably down to training and constant socialization.
I was advised to read a certain book on parrot training by the breeder, who says the book is a great help, but the author says you should immediately trim the feathers as soon as you get the bird to avoid injury and also that its impossible to start to train the bird without doing so, but the breeder says NO! You must wait at least a year before trimming.

So! any comments on all the above or helpful suggestions or tips on living with a Green wing and making it part of the family and hopefully not just a one person bird from experienced owners would be very welcome.

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vic - 2006-06-23
this website rocks!

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anton whitener - 2006-06-22
Hello bird lovers. I have two macaws a scarlet male named Mariah(the person i got him from did not know he was a he) and a beautiful blue&gold female named Abigail. I just love to let these two birds out together on their play gym. They are very loud, but I just love it. My scarlet is five years old and a big cream puff. he loves to snuggle and not one bit nippy. My blue&gold is fourteen years old and loves to tell Mariah to shut up. I'm hoping to add another macaw to my flock soon.

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Corinne - 2006-06-20
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR COMMENTS ON THIS SITE. WE HAVE CHOSEN A HAHNS MACAW & SHE IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS & SO SWEET. WE MANAGED TO GET HER EARLY AS WE KNEW THE BREEDER, SO WE ARE FINISHING HAND FEEDING HER. THE HENS ARE LESS AGGRESSIVE THAN THE COCKS MOST OF THE TIME & HONEY IS SO CUDDLY. SHE MIMICS A FEW WORDS ALREADY- 'STEP UP', 'HELLO' & OF COURSE 'CUDDLE'. SHE IS NOW ONLY 9 WEEKS OLD! I SO RECOMMEND FINISHING HAND REARING BUT NOT ALL BREEDERS WILL LET YOU UNFORTUNATELY. IT IS SUCH A GREAT WAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO BOND WITH THE BIRD. WE HAVE 2 CHILDREN AGED 3 & 8YRS & HONEY IS FINE WITH THEM. HOPE THIS HELPS ANYONE ELSE.

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