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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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Willy Buist - 2005-11-17
Hi There, We got our Hahn's Macaw just over a week ago after a two week period where we visited him at the pet shop on a nearly daily basis. We've called him Retro, after his habit of walking backwards along the floor or work top on which he may be. There are only a few Avian vets here in South Africa so we have not really any proof that he is a 'he'but we do know that he was born in May this year. This is an amazing bird and the size of it does not at all describe the character! We also have a blue fronted Amazon and while it's too early to tell whether they will get on, it has been lovely watching them call to each other and show off by doing little tricks like hanging upside down and being copied by the other. I have been most impressed with how gentle this little bird is and even when he grasps a finger it is not with any real pressure, and always with a very close inspection with the amazingly long tongue. I recommend this species to anyone but caution you that they do have a really good morning call!

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Emily - 2005-11-10
I have kept birds all my life, but always they have been abused. I am fourteen years old; admittedly not very old, but I know alot about birds for my age. Recently when going to a doctor in Orlando I stopped in a bird store and they had so many birds it was overwhelming! Almost all macaws, of those nearly all scarlets. Then I saw this beautiful bird. She wasn't talking at all, but she was so sweet! I thought she was a millitary macaw, but she was a little too brightly colored. So I did some research, and found out she was a shamrock macaw. This page was very useful!
All I can hope is that I save enough money to buy her before they sell her. I felt a real connection with that bird, never met a sweeter bird. The only thing she said the entire time I was there was "I love you'. AWW.
Hope I can save up, Again, very helpful!

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Bruce Bolster - 2005-11-06
I have hand raised a baby male greenwing from the egg...he was too big for the egg, so his beak is bent way to the side, but he is fine with any type of food, has learned to soak the hard pellets and loves what we eat. The breeder i got him from noticed the deformity, was going out of business, wanted $1,700 or she was going to break its neck, due to unsaleabilty..Is sad that people like this exist...but he has become my best and truest buddy over the last five years and is the best investment i have ever made in a friend (is a toss up between the investment in him and the investment in my wife....lol) but as has been said, not a first bird for a bird-lover to own..they do get moody, try to act tough and scary, but are extremely intelligent and very lovable...if its not your first experiance with larger birds, i would highly recommend a greenwing macaw if you are looking for the best friend you have ever had.

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Dee Bolster - 2005-11-06
As a parrot behaviorst and having done rescue for numerous years...you MUST understand, especially regarding Macaws that any and all have the potential to bite and cause serious injury. You can have a wonderful, lifetime mate with them, but they are, foremost, a wild animal, most a mere 3rd generation from the wild...also, they are a product of their environment and have days in which they do not want bothered. If you respect their boundaries and respect the damage a beak can do, they make the most awesome pets ever! I just returned from a place that at last count had over 60 dead macaws and 35 more that may have to be euthanized. All due to poor nutrition and lack of basic care/needs. You must also ALWAYS place the birds needs first. If it's too much, please find an adequate home.

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Habib - 2005-11-05
i have a scarlet macaw it screaches all the bloddy time i hate it and wish i never gotten it (and so does my wife). i hope this is an example to otheres. my macaw (bobby) screeches so much because i probally dont pay enough attention because i have to work so much to feed my four children. if i could turn back time i would love my little buttercup bobby so much.

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JP - 2005-10-28
I have a green winged Macaw named Weeza and he's roughly 18 years old. We rescued him 6 years ago from the children of his previos owner (who had passed away). They locked him in a dark garage and left him alone for weeks at a time with no human contact. He was obviously very tramatized from this experience and heart broken from losing his only companion of 12 years. The chilren told us Weeza was like a baby with their mother. He never bit anyone and he would sleep on his back under a blanket. At the time of the rescue he was very hostile and could not be handled. But within the first week he began to bond with my younger sister,giving her kisses and pruning her hair, but still tried to bite the rest of my family. It took a few months for him to get comfortable around everyone else, and now, six years later, he thinks he's the king of the castle. He has never gone back to the way he was before the rescue. He screams when he doesn't get his way and tries to bite you when you walk by his cage (he's thinks he's scary) but really he is just a big baby who demands a ton of loving. When he tries to be mean, I just give him lots of kisses and although he pretends not to like it, he secretly loves it!

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Martha Nelson - 2005-10-19
My two year old severe macaw Bubbles passed away while I held him/her seizures. The pain I am experiencing is unbearable and one of my daughter's is devastated. I had everything in place in my avairy that was bird safe but even then, I feel responsible so I am awaiting the results of the necropsy. The obvious problem of slumping occurred on Sunday morning. I thought Bubbles had chills and seizures and I was correct. Although everything in the room was bird/childproofed since I have a total of 17 birds, Bubbles could have somehow chewed either a window sill (old) or a small hanging stained glass decoration ( I found Bubbles perched ontop and immediately removed Bubbles from it. We never left Bubbles unattended and she seemed to just be happy playing on playtop of the cages I own terrorizing or visiting the other birds! Bubbles knew how to inflect vocalization to sound so human and sweet since I have eight children he was learning all the dogs (4 JRs) and kids names and was so funny and darling. I am in deep mourning. I took her to the vet on Monday but first gave her amoxicciln broad treatment meds 30 mgs right away but with birds illness is masked moving a bird is risky. After the vet despite my gatoreraid, meds antiseizure meds the darling seized while I held her and screamed and the breath went.
The most difficult thing was letting her go from my arms and preparing her for necropsy but it had to be done. I placed in in a coffin in the extra frig I have in the basement with her favorite bell. Please love your macaw and please pray that she had some strange problem that I somehow did not cause her death thru inadvertently placing her in harm's way. I know people say its just a bird, to me she was my baby. Marma

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