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ALAN - 2010-01-10
Oh these little fellers are just the greatest! My male yellow-naped, "Frankie", is the house comedian. They love to play and they love to be with you and on you all the time. He's my morning coffee drinking buddy sitting on my shoulder. And at night he snuggles up under my chin and preens my hair so gently it almost puts you to sleep.

Laughs like a human. Loves to be handled. Flips over in your hand to be petted. Gives kises and lord does he love a shower! I gave up on the suction cup perch in the shower. Frankie loves to be on your shoulder and shouts, "WOOOOO!" and laughs when you go under the water. Of course he's all grown up now. He calls himself "Frank" now.

Great pets! They can be nippy at times and Frankie always says, "OWW!" when he bites so he knows what he's doing. They can get very territorial with only one person and then bite YOU when others are around. They need to be socialized with many people. They are very intelligent and pretty easy maintenance. Great animated birds but they are VERY LOUD. If you are looking for a quiet bird, the yellow-naped is not for you. They do vocalize. And if not clipped, they will hunt you down in the house. LOL! Frankie lands on your shoulder and says, "Peek-a-boo!" Be very careful with birds if you have ceiling fans. Keep those little wings clipped to protect them.

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Kata - 2013-03-03
In my opinion its coloring is duller compared to both the hy and scarlet.

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David Mosqueda - 2013-03-03
Recently I purchased 2 Catalina macaws from a man who had the macaws in his bathroom at his business. The birds had full feathers meaning they would fly in his shop. Needless too say they has no human contact (held and preen by human hands), and were independent. Looking at the 2 Catalina situiation I felt that I had to purchase the 2 macaws. Knowing this was not going to be easy, the first thing I did was clip their wings. This allowed me to allow the Catalina's to know they could no longer fly out of range if attempting to get them on my hand. In the beginning they were not trusting me, but like any animal, but I fed them every day and since they were clipped, this allowed me to have more one on one contact with. Every day I would put them outside with the 2 my Green Wings in the front yard. This was something the 2 Catalina's we never allowed before. It was a totally new and well deserved direction for them both, a sense of freedom! Every day I have my 4 macaws are outside with me. Fast forward, it has been 3 months that the Catalina's have been in my home, and to a surprise, the Catalina's now allow me to hold them both and give me kisses at the same time with no jealousy at all. So yes I do feel like the lucky's man in the world!!!

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victoria - 2006-09-22
Love my Elvis! She, yes she, was thought to be a male, named and raised for the first half of her life as a male. Second owner, whom I bought her from, (at 5 yrs old)had her sexed after going through her first cycle on things. Originally, thought she was sick. She is beautiful, playful, friendly and outgoing. In my opinion, if you have ever been around a 2 yr old (human) and understand the psychology of that, you can handle a Macaw. Please understand, it is manditory they feel the love. Just as a 2 yr old demands your undivided attention & care. Out smart them, as an example, do not ever feed exactly the same thing at the same time to avoid unnecessary hurt feelings, if you don't keep their schedule. One example would be if you feed your pet 2 to 4 times a day, do not make them the same times each day. Vary your delivery and the food/toy/treat each time. They will become demanding if you allow it. We are suppose to be the smarter species. I question our knowledge of what defines a "greenwing" as mine is dominately green with blues, reds, oranges, yellows through out her feathers. Bright yellow under her blue and green wings, body is orange. Cone area above her mandible now red, was originally green with few feathers red, now about a full inch. 11yrs soon to be 12. Most people of "pure heart" can hold my macaw without threat, she is 28 to 30 in top to tip.

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Alden Loew - 2013-01-13
I just acquired a pair of Buffon's Macaws at the New Year and I was wondering if anyone had an interest in them, or knew of someone who might be? They are in excellent condition, great feather, very good size birds...bigger than my friends Hyacinth. I was unable to get a whole lot of history on them. My educated guess based on feet and beak conditions is the female (laid 2 eggs from perch of cage for previous owner) seems a bit bigger .... although I have not weighed her. My male is a little friendlier / outgoing, while the female is considerably more defensive of their cage territory. If no one has an interest in the pair I would be open to any tips for stimulation or fertilization for year round indoor macaw breeding for a michigander. lol

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  • chad - 2013-02-15
    Buffons still available?
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Darlene - 2013-02-03
I would call it a Bali Macaw or Caligold Macaw.

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Joyce Zampieri - 2013-01-31
Does any one know what a flame and a blue and gold would make ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-31
    Well, a Flame Macaw is a second generation macaw (F2). If you cross that with a Blue and Gold, then you will have a 3rd generation macaw (F3). These multigenerational birds could be designated something like this: Flame Macaw (Green-winged Macaw x Catalina Macaw (Scarlet Macaw crossed x Blue and Gold Macaw)) x Blue and Gold Macaw.



    You can learn more about them in the sections on their breeding, and characteristics here, Hybrid macaws,.
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weko - 2012-09-10
Is there any method you can use to stop a B&G macaw of screaming /?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-10
    Let them watch TV - Surfs Up, Rio   cartoons withmusic - they do watch it.  Intelligence of a 3 year old (possibly higher0 and they like entetainment.  That usually works.  Also, locatin of the cage should be near the flock (you are the flock).
  • weko - 2012-09-11
    So you think it's a good idea to get a macaw to my flat ? I already have a DYH amazon and screaming won't be a problem hopefully whats your point of view ?
  • Lynn - 2013-01-25
    When ours does this I will cover her cage with a sheet. Not only does she stop, but she also says 'hush' as I'm putting the cover on her cage. Does it only scream when it can't see you, and do you go to the cage when it screams? If so, it has learned that by screaming it will get your attention.
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Catherine G - 2013-01-17
We have a 10 year old B&G macaw, he's been with us for about 9 years now. He has become ill over the past 2 weeks and we cannot figure out what is going on with him. It began with some behavioral changes: less active, sleeping more, just sitting on his perch not doing much. Then he began vomiting quite often, and I noticed his weight felt different. We took him to the vet today and he's lost 1/3 of his body weight. He now just seems listless and weak, he just sits on my arm, leans against me and sets his beak on my shoulder. He just sits there with his eyes closed, or he's got his head turned around and tucked into his feathers on his back. His stools haven't changed, and when he vomits he brings up a lot of mucus. I haven't noticed any blood in his vomit or stool. We're very worried about him and trying to figure out what is going on. Nothing in the environment has changed recently except that we had new windows and doors put in our home. We moved him and his cage into a room where he could stay warm and not get exposed to any of the work that was being done. Any insight would be appreciated, he's my baby and I'm so worried about him! Thank you!

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  • Catherine G - 2013-01-23
    Our beautiful Harley passed away this past monday. He had a crop infection that we did not know about until it was too late. We had taken him to the vet and they could not find anything wrong with him. Early monday morning we took him to the emergency room and they said he had a large bacterial infection throughout his gut. They tried to clean the excess mucus from his crop, however he was just too weak and died right after they took out the tube. We are so distraught and heartbroken it is hard to do much of anything. He was our baby. I wish that it had been caught sooner. He was only 10 years old, and we were looking forward to having him for the rest of our lives. Our home is not the same anymore without him.
  • Lynn - 2013-01-25
    Catherine, Did your vet run any blood test on him? Our 25 year old female became egg bound about 8 months ago and became very ill. When I took her to our vet she ran several blood test on her that check for illness that effect birds. Does your vet specialize in birds? If not you need to find one, it made all the difference in the world with ours. Our baby had to have surgery to remove the egg, and she stayed for about 3 days at the vets office. My friends thought I was nuts because not only did it cost us dearly but I would go and visit her every day, and it just broke my heart not to bring her home. I think it cost us about $300.00 for all the blood test but like i said it does check for all illness common to birds.
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feathers - 2013-01-18
Keep the breeds pure!

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  • feathers - 2013-01-18
    PS. WAY too many in rescues etc. who need homes now. Breeders are only for profit.
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