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The Severe macaw is one of the "mini" macaws. The baby Severe Macaw pictured above, "Fuzz Button" is one of two very sweet, friendly baby birds!
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Thank You! I LOVE Severes and have worked with 2 in years with parrots. That SURE DO have a personality! VERY Endearing !! ♥♥
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Charlie Roche -
They make great companions.
I am about to get a severe, well he's already mine I'm just waiting for my friend to come around and give me a ride because his cage is so big I need a larger vehicle to fit it in. He's very comical though, very good talker too, oh by the way his name is Chester. He loves to talk and doesn't need very much time to learn how to pronounce words, I think he's about 23. So hes even older than me haha, he doesn't like boys tho, really I've heard he doesn't like very many people but the last few times I've been going to see him, he won't try to bite me or do the things he does when he gets angry (he bites his foot when someone's too close to him) but when I talk to him he just climbs out of his cage and wants to get real close to my face and pretty much repeat everything I say. It's soo cute!
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Oh hi do they talk real good cause I'm going to get one do you think if I buy one that talks already and when I get him do you think he'll still talk thanks please get back.
Where did you find your Severe Macaw I live in Georgia and don't know how to find this type of Macaw.
Dotti, my name is Mayda and I live in Tampa, Fl. I'm getting one in the spring when they breed again, the place I'm getting it from, is called Everything birds. Look them up on line and call and ask for Linda, they will take it to you or ship it to you. I would get a baby and hand feed it yourself. You can trust them, they are great.
Hi! I'm a parrot-loving writer, and I'm thinking about writing a book involving a parrot. Well, I've considered several types, and Severe Macaws are among them. As I've never owned one, I was wondering if somebody who does could tell me a bit about their likes/dislikes, a more in-depth account of their personality, etc. Thanks!
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You want to write a book about parrots but you never owned one?
You may wanna consider other options like......did you ever own a cat..? maybe you can venture on that...
Charlie Roche -
I would think that writing about a bird (or a story about a bird) would be almost impossible if you haven't had one. If you have then write about the one you know. Birds are as different as humans and all come with very distinct behaviors and personalities. I have had several and sometimes stories about mine. One (Czar) is the Czar of Russia who flies down and see the people are not happy and knows to create a fair realm, he must give them all their own hectares of land and tax only enough to protect the realm and the people rejoice. Another is an agent - yes a spy. He is the man about town - never a clown. He (Seven)is an agent and protects the humans in this world from hate and turmoil. Another (Chariot) can come into the living room at night and he grows large and has a gold chain around his neck. He grows only at night and I can climb on his back and see the world as he sees it. He takes me to wonderous places that no other human has been to. They know their story and listen to it often. It calms them if we have to go to the vet or if they get bossy. The story fits the personality of the bird and the realism of the story is there because the birds behavior is there. You would be giving yourself a task of writing about a child, never having been around one. The humor, comedic, protective, loving, nurturing, bonding aspects that make a personality is not something that is the same for each bird. I had a bird and for whatever reason, he would hang from the lamp on the ceiling by a wing. He looked as if he were dead and then people would see him and think he was dead and be afraid to tell me. When they would get close, he would jump down on their head and then run like crazy. Their personalities are complicated and why totally overwhelms me. They always say that if you are going to write, pick a subject that you are familiar with - your life, your home, your loves, hates etc. You would be trying to pick a subject with their loves, likes and behaviors and that is extremely difficult. Just an opinion and we know all people have one. Just thought I'd tell you mine and it's 2 cents worth.
My severe macaw likes to attach and bite down like a pit bull can be very aggressive how can i stop this behavior?
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Chico is the same personality. He attacks anybody that comes near me. May it be a dog or a 6 ft tall boyfriend. He is unfortunately unfriendly and mean. I tried to train him with CD training aides, with no improvement. Once a week I take him to work with me in the shoe store where he has a big cage nxt at the back. I try to socialize him with other people by having him meet my friends. He just opens his mouth and wants to bite with no hesitation. Birds are unique. They can be as loving and as mean. One said to me...you can teach the bird on what to do, but could never teach the bird what not to do. So true in Chico's case. He has 3 big cages, one outside, one inside the house, and one at my office all 3 are more than 5 feet tall. He has lots of toys and lots of fresh food and fruits, so it could not be that he is unhappy with space and diet. He only loves me, and steps up with me and no one else, I'm okay with that though I hope he is more sociable!
I have an 11 year old severe, her name is coco. She is very comical. She love kisses from me and only me. If my husband gets too close she yells at him and says get out of here, but he has never done any thing to her. She loves chocolate chip cookies and when she want a cookie she will ask for, and keep repeating, can i have a cookie until you give her one. Then she says thank you. I have always had birds but until i adopted her I did not know the true meaning of bird love. She is my pride and joy. I have 5 other birds; 1 is a blue and gold macaw, 1 is a military macaw, 2 cockatiels, and a senegal parrot. I love them all with all my heart, but coco is the one that holds the key to my heart. I hope everyone can experence having a severe the way I have. Please love your birds unconditionally, the way I do.
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Kim..I love your story and it sounds like my story. I have an adopted now 5 1/2 year old Severe. I love and adore my other birds but my Bella stands out and is my pride and joy. She was raised by a male for 4 years and she loves my husband and daughter but she does hold the key to my heart and "vis-versa". She puts the sunshine in my day. :)
Just to let you know that you should not be feeding your bird chocolate chip cookies as chocolate is very dangerous to birds just like with dogs.
I owned/own a severe macaw, his name is Chico. He is so smart and he knows what he can get away with. He only eats fresh served food and would refuse to eat anything left over from yesterday, no matter how hungry he is. He is so attached to me. I bought him when he was only 7 months old from a local breeder.
# months ago from buying him, I lost a severe Macaw ( His name is Charlie) He is one of the greatest blessings we ever had. Charlie unfortunately has a heart condition, he was born with it, he finally rests in peace after weeks and weeks of vet visits and prayers and love and care. We still love him always and he always will have that special place in our hearts that no one can ever replace.
After his passing, Chico found me while visiting a local breeder. Chico came up to me and climbed right up my shoulder. I had to take him home.
Chico looks so much like Charlie, same size same Severe Macaw.
Now I truly believed that Parrot has a special instinct and can feel how we feel. Chico refuses to be Charlie. Or at least fill up the big hole Charlie left in our heart. He may look like Charlie but his personality is completely different, Many times I just can't believe that he is a Macaw or is he even normal. Anything we know of a Macaw through Charlie, Chico is the complete opposite of that. But Parrot love is unconditional love. We learn our lesson to not just love Chico as much as we love Charlie no matter of what personality.
Chico is 6 years old now. He is so handsome and bright feathers. He has a big cage outside our fenced-in house and at night he sleeps in his big cage inside the house. He loves to take showers when it's sunny outside.
He is the love of my Love, my baby and no one would ever understand the real Love we shared with this feather friend unless you have one. We are blessed to have Parrots in our lives.
Just an advice to all my parrot lover friends....no chocolate, no avocado, no teflon/nonstick pots and pans...the fume if left heated will kill the birds instantly.
We just got a male Severe Macaw that we are still hand feeding, and I am just a little confused to what can I feed him. Also I would like tips about how can I teach him to talk. He does get nippy with my kids and @ times w/me but he seems to be catching and understanding what NO means. I have a green cheek conure but they don't get along. Please if anybody has any tips please tell me soon.
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Denise Carlin -
When I got my severe, he loved to be hand fed and wasn't really interested in eating other food until one day when I was holding him and eating a banana. I offered him some and he loved it. He then began to eat more things. He loves "people" food. Yes, really work with him and the biting as that beak is lethal. I just kept working with my bird and now he talks a lot. Good luck, Denise
If anyone can help I would sure appreciate it. I just adopted a male severe macaw who is 4 years old. He was with a family that broke apart and the woman couldn't keep him anymore. I have had cockatiels for years and was actually a breeder in Florida, so I thought nothing of taking on "Hank". I was a little wrong! I quickly learned what he likes to eat...check. He screams and I don't know why....uncheck. He refuses to let me pet him, hold him, climb onto my arm. I try and coax him with treats but I can't get this bird to trust me. She said he talks but all he says now is "OK". Is this just a transition period? Is there anything I can do to help the process along? I'm lost with Hank! You may email me if you want at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well we just got our Macaw, his name is Stanley, we believe he is 5 years from what we have been told when we adopted him from his previous owners, they barely took him out of his cage and from what we can tell argued and cussed around him a lot cause our stanley cusses and is very shy, and bites a bit.... but he is coming around. We have had him for about 3 months now and it is taking a lot lot of time and TLC, but we think he is worth it.....
when he talks it's very clear and he has my Wife and kids trained very well it seems, he is taking to my wife as she is mostly around him which is a good thing cause he is Her bird, and Stanley gives my wife someone to argue with besides me hehehehehehehe.
My husband and I adopted a 4 year old Severe from a pet store 1 1/2 years ago. We were told it's a girl but she says,"Hi Bubba" all the time. We renamed her Bella and she can talk very well but she refuses to say Bella. I initially thought we made a big mistake and never in a million years did I think we would own a Macaw. She would run to the back of the cage away from me and wanted nothing to do with us. She was very nippy and un- predictable. She is now the love of my life and the sunshine of my day. We also have an African Cape that I adore and raised from age 4 months but the personality and affection of a Severe tops it all. She went from running scared to never leaving me alone. She will march through the house looking for us with her sister (our Cape named Gabby) behind her. I can now wrap my arm around her to hug and kiss her and she loves it and just melts. She throws herself on her back while laying in my arms to play. It took about 9 months to gain her trust by taking it a step at a time and now she loves all of us. We were told she was raised by a male so she favored my husband at first but now she loves my daughter and I'm her favorite. Love and time made our Bella the love of my life and our lives.
I have a two year old Severe named Jade and I absolutely adore her. She is very sweet and cuddly. She can be a little nippy at times and has drawn blood, but with minimal training I have gotten her out of it. She loves to be on my shoulder and will groom me and she loves to clean my ears for some reason, LOL. She is a really great talker, and loves to whistle as well. She says a lot of things including; Hello, Pretty Girl, Good boy: talking about the dog, and many more things. I would recommend this breed of bird to anyone who is looking.
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Hi Mark... I just got a Severe Macaw, she is about 4-5 yrs old and we are working with her.. She was suppose to be a hand fed baby but with the previous owners had her in with other parrots and now we are trying to get her back to be that tame baby. We see she can be nippy at times but you said you got her out of that stage.. Do you have any hints? Several years ago I had a Goffin Cockatoo and there is a big difference in learning to deal with these parrots verses them. Look forward to hearing from you. Debbie