Animal Stories - Starlight Macaw

Animal-World Information about: Starlight Macaw

   This Starlight Macaw must surely know how attractive it is, raising its wings to show off its beautiful colors!
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Cat - 2012-06-22
I own 7 Macaws and find that the hybrid-hybrids are the friendliest. My Rubalina and Starlight show more affection than any of the rest. I own a Green-Wing, Scarlet, Blue&Gold, and 2 Calicos. I love them all, and their different personalities. Each bird is special, but the Rubalina and Starlight are much more friendly and playful with me.

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Tania Davis - 2012-01-17
Having been owned by a Harlequin macaww, I must say they are beautiful! The behavior is typical macaww, you must try and change it young as when they get older it becomes a problem since they really never leave the "toddler" stage. Enjoy a long and healthy life. BTW mine would pinch bite and when you said oww she laugh at you!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-17
    I stopped mine from pinch biting. Scarlets actually. I would put my thumb in their beak when they went to pinch bite and do a figure 8 with their head. Took about a week but instead of pinch biting they would twist their head into a figure eight and go back and forth. It worked and it was humorous. Just a thought.
Jeff - 2011-09-12
I have a scarlet macaw that will let you hold him but will start pinching you and twisting and I don't no what to do to brake this.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-12
    Don't know if this will help but it worked for me. I had 2 Scarlets and raised them from babies and they both would pinch bite. I was told that it is typical for scarlets. Not a bad hurt but if they didn't have my full attention 1000% focused on them - then they would pinch bite. I didn't like it and decided to replace (change) the behavior. They would go to pinch bite and I grabbed their beak with my thumb in between upper and lower beak and would go "no hurt a mama" sorta with a beat. It honestly got to the point where every time they went to pinch bite they would do the figure eight and sorta dance. They actaully stopped pinch biting. They would do the figure 8 and I would pet them and say good or whatever or give them a kiss. One actually would say "No hurt a mama" So I replaced the behavior with a behavior that was acceptable to me. Have no idea if this is OK - just know it worked for me. Good luck - replace a behavior -
anonymous macaw lover - 2011-07-18
I love her, enjoy her. She's beautiful:)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-19
    It seems most of the hybrids are gorgeous and I thought many of them seem to have a more even disposition. I love macaws.
Mike - 2011-04-03
Where the author said "Harligold"; I think they meant "Starlight". I believe the author meant to say that a Starlight Macaw comes from the union of a Miligold Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-04
    Yes, the Starlight is a hybrid derived from the Scarlet and the Milligold. It is a beautiful bird and offers the much in the way of personality. Enjoy her.
Anonymous - 2009-08-21
Beautiful bird.