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Sonya - 2006-01-08
I got my Hahn's macaw Raleigh Napole'hahn' 5 years ago as a 4 month old baby. He and I met at a pet show where his breeder had brought him along with multiple other baby parrots. The deciding point for me was his reaction to this 10 year old boy that came up to him and was poking towards his face with a finger. Suddenly, he looked intently at the child, flashed his eyes and yelled "boo!" He child ran away in surprise and I knew that I had to have him. Since then he has grown to be the ruling animal member of our family barking with the dogs, calling them over by name to try to bite them, yelling hello whenever the phone rings, reminding us when it is time to wake up or go to sleep by appropriately asking for "breakfast" and adamantly screaming "night night". He also tells people that he is a "Hokie Bird" (appropriate for a Va. Tech alumni and loves to play peek-a-boo, kiss and cuddle under your chin. I would highly recommend this bird to someone looking to have an easy going, flexible and small parrot. This is a commitment though since these birds live an average of 40 years and will always have the mentality of a mischevious 3 year old constantly playing games to see what type of reaction they can get from you. Fun!

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Maryann Johnston - 2006-01-07
I share my house with 8 macaws. I find my Bluethroat to be the sweetest next to my Hyacinth. He absolutely loves to cuddle and will go to anyone. He does not have a preferred companion and loves to spend time equally with both my husband and I. He is the master mechanic of the group and succeeded in taking his cage doors off within a few days of arriving in our home. I have met other BTMs and have not found them to be as loveable. I feel a lot of it has to do with socialization as a baby. he can be loud at times and his vocabulary is not as good as the Greenwings. Oscar is 3 years old.

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Tamee B. - 2006-01-02
I just lost my fiance to a eight month bout with lung cancer. We have been together for five years. When I met him he had a Severe Macaw.
He got her in 1976. she is very selective as she was caught in the wild. He had to tame her. She would bite his fingers all the way to the bone and tear it back but he persisted until she finely fell in love with him.
He named her Mandy because he said she had to be a female because she was a real bitch. Well about 8 years ago she proved him right by laying an egg.
I am one of the lucky few she has allowed to even touch her. She makes grown men flinch in fear. She is mine because Jeff asked me to take care of her...and...she wants to eat everyone else.
For me she is a sweetie. She coos to me, trys to feed me, shares my breakfast, and rolls over when she is happy and lets me scratch her tummy. She misses her dad right now though. ME TO!

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Lynne Burrow - 2005-12-30
I have a 6 month old BnG who I have had since she was 9 weeks old. She has been DNA'd as female. She is the best pet I have ever owned. She is always ready for snuggles and companionship. Better than any dog!! So much personality and entertainment. I can't believe I waited 34 years to be owned by her!! She was definitely worth waiting for and I wouldn't trade her for the world.

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LUIS - 2005-12-30
It is true, birds are most breath taking in the wild however, now that they are being bred in captivity for pets, we can only hope that people do their homework because these birds do require a lot of time and real know how, they aren't your common canary! I keep telling people, macaws are not cats or dogs, they are birds that have a completely different psychology! In my opinion, if you don't like screeching, you have no business owning a macaw or any bird for that matter! Birds screech when their needs aren't being met therefore it is not the bird's fault and the "owner" should look for another home for their bird instead of subjecting an animal to such conditions! I've had my scarlet for a little less than a year now and she is the most beautiful playful bird I have ever owned and definitely not a screecher! Here's to many happy scarlet macaw owners!

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Jack - 2005-12-19
i would just like to say that birds belong in the wild and are happiest when flying around in the sky with others of their kind.
this is also when they look at their most fascinating and beautiful, and i have been lucky enough to view scarlet macaws in central america.
they are "apparently" in danger of extinction, but this is mainly due to eggs being poached which are then sold across the world. owning one of these birds is therefore being part of the problem

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Angela - 2005-12-19
I just bought a ruby. the first half an hour, oh maaaaaaaaaan he was rough, and I got alot of bruises from his bites. After we became friends, all he wanted was scratch, scratch, scratch. on his head and under his wings. I had to be sure not to scratch his wings too long, or his head and neck would miss out! And he would let me know it. I gave 1890.00 for him, 40x30x72 wrought iron cage, wrought iron play stand all for 2400.00 total!

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Anonymous - 2005-12-10
HI, I have two serve macaws (Harley and Louie) they're brothers. They are so sweet and never bite plus their talking is good. They are my little babys.

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Elliott - 2005-12-09
I moved in with my cousin and she had a shamrock named buhbuh. i had a pair of senegals, a pair of sun conures, a sulfur crested cockatoo, and buhbuh inspired me to get my own shamrock. I named him gump who was a little more wild. since then I have moved out and sold/traded all of those birds except for buhbuh he is my best friend and I wouldn't trade/sell him for the world

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Anonymous - 2005-11-22
Thank you for this website because it gave me alot of info on the scarlet macaw. i had it as an exotic animal... and your website helped me out a lot!

thank you

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