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Lisa and Derrell Williams - 2004-01-23
My husband and I have 2 Blue and Gold name Gina 9 yrs,and Sunny is 1yr. These 2 birds have been a joy to have. They are extremely smart birds. Gina and Sunny will eat just about anything we eat. They are very playful and can say a few words. Gina loves to yell momma and Sunny practice her words at night when we put her to bed. When she says hey her eyes will always flash and she will get right up to you and say Hey! They are the joy of our life!!

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Sada Voit - 2004-01-12
I have a severe macaw, Oscar. He is eight years old. I have had him since he was about two. I adopted him from a terrible situation. He lived in a cockatiel cage, so he was missing most of his tail feathers and he smelled like cigarette smoke. The first day that I visited him, he rolled on his back and was trying to regurgitate for me. Now that is love! In the six years that I have had him, I have switched him to pelleted food and now his feathers are amazing. He will not leave my side when I am home. He has a big cage and a huge tree that he spends most of his time on. His favorite toy is a large plastic linked chain. His favorite food is corn on the cob.

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Marti Anders - 2003-12-06
Hi, We have just recently adopted a Catalina Macaw, Cleopatra....Cleo for short. And she is an absolute doll baby. So loveable and sooo smart. She talks very well...and in context. We just love her to pieces. Still trying to understand how anyone could give up such a wonderful,loveable bird. We are owned by 5 other birds so she fits in well.
John & Marti
Ohio

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Ernie - 2003-11-30
My wife and I own a wonderful 5 yr. old catalina named Carlos. He was given to us by a lady who bought it as her first bird from a private party. He is wonderful and we both have good a relationship with him. Of course he is very playful. He likes to roll on his back on your lap and play. We also own 6 other various birds.

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john - 2003-11-21
I have kept Macaws for only a few years. I have had a Blue and Gold, A Harlequin (Hybird) and a Greenwing. Out of them all I would have to say that the Greenwing is about the most Loveable, intelligent and is truly a gentle giant. I would have to say that a Macaw of any kind is definitely not a first bird or a bird for the uninitiated. For those who do have a lot of bird experience a Greenwing is definitely the way to go.

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TheReverend1 - 2003-11-10
I was looking for an Eclectus, male. I happened upon this (dna forthcoming) 6 month old, hand fed Severe Macaw. When Panama (since named) snuggled on my chest and whispered hello while nuzzling up under my chin, I made an immediate decision.
Smart, very adaptive to new situations & places and truly NOT a screamer or loud; it DOES depend on how it is raised and the surroundings, my heart is so gone!
I started my bird devotion with a rescued male cockatiel I had to hand feed. I loved this little zinger so much I had to share the overflow and decided on a bigger parrot (which is this Macaw). It is not terribly difficult to split time between two birds, equally, and I am having such a good experience I would love even MORE, but cannot imagine how I could divide the time so everyone got even attention and turned out this well adjusted.
I fully, enthusiastically recommend the Macaws (especially the "severe") - for their easy going nature, sweet demeanor and SNUGGABILITY : )

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Chris FitzPatrick - 2003-11-08
I have a 2 year old Severe named Mac, he is very friendly and gets along very well with my other parrots. He really likes Tahitian Treat soda, he will fly off his perch and land on my wrist and drink it right out of the cup, it gets annoying when he sticks his feet into the cup to get the ice, he will not take ice out of my hand, it has to be in a cup. He will usually eat anything I do, as long as I take a bite first. He likes oatmeal and pasta, I found that parrots of all kinds like spicy foods, when I cook I usually add a little cayenne pepper. Mac will not eat chicken, none of my birds will. I have heard from several people that they like chicken, but not in my experience. Of all of my birds, I like Mac the most, he is the most personable, and has the most interesting quirks, he is just fun to be around.

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Diana - 2003-11-05
We have a a 8-1/2 mo. female severe named "Gabby" who we visited at the breeders since she was 10 weeks old. We fell in love with her personality. Severe macaws are playful and active, they can be hyper but- calm down quickly with only a whisper. Recently we adopted a 2 yr. old female Severe "Sassy" that was neglected and plucked most of her feathers.... she is adjusting very well in our home, and has stopped the plucking and seems happy.
This species of parrots are very easy to fall in love with, can occupy themselves with chewing, and are very good talkers. We love ours very much and enjoy spending time with them!

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Tamar Russ - 2003-10-18
I just bought a blue and gold. My first bird was last year, a Quaker named Rain. I love him so much and knew at that point of time I needed some thing bigger LOL!! So read and read about birds LOL!! The B&Gs was the one I picked. My Corey (B&G) is about 22 years old. His prior onwer had to return to a job out side the home. Corey had plucked quite a few of his feathers on his body and under his wings. I know he must like it here for they are returning. He is the most coolest pet I could every have. I also have dogs, and was known as the dog lady LOL!! Well, I will never replace any of my dogs, I love my birds. They are the most!!! They not only are there to love you and you give love but God gave them that outstanding color. Corey now tells us "I love" He was saying that his 3rd day here. That was not a words he said before. Awesome birds!!!
Tamar Russ 10-18-03

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Anthony Butler - 2003-08-24
I recently purchased a severe macaw (sex unknown) in spite of the fact that I had been looking for an african grey. The beauty, playful nature, and small size of this macaw overwhelmed me on sight. Once home, it has been mostly quiet, loves to be out (not necessarily on me - but out of the cage)and became extremely handle-able after two days in its new environment. By the third day, it was eating with my family and I at the dinner table! We now call it Cheetoh (the first food item it took from my hand) and it is as if it was always part of our family.

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