What is it like to have a Macaw in your life?
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:36 AM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:15 PM
My birds are out on the gyms when I am at home to supervise. Other wise they are caged for their own safety. They don't roam free as it were, but fly from gym to gym. They know where they are allowed, and not.
Weather permitting, we are outdoors.
My birds enjoy free flight outdoors.
Tiki -----sun conure---------------♂ hatched--3-9-6
Peepy - blue pacific parrotlet -♀ hatched--7-7-7
Ruby ---green winged macaw-♀ hatched--8-22-7
Bud -----me--------------------------♂ hatched --5-7-48
Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:30 AM
That being said, he is wicked smart and very funny. He's kind of got a chip on his shoulder but is a very loyal little guy who still wishes he was an only bird. He's out of his cage all day hanging out in the bird room with my other two sometimes, I suspect, terrorizing them.
Davey - Hahns Macaw
DOH - 09/09/07
Bing - Congo African Grey
DOH - 02/20/08
Annie - Blue Front Amazon
DOH - 2003(?)
Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:04 AM
Having a macaw is wonderful and challenging all in one. People don't lie when they say it's like having a 2 year old child for life They are curious, lovable, stubborn all in wrapped up in one package. You defiantly have to make sure your up for a macaw before you get one, so many macaw's are re-homed or abandoned because people don't do their research and find out it's harder to own one then they thought it would be.
Phoenix is being trained that some places are a big no to land on right now, I've already taught him that biting is not nice and we're working on bath time as well. I got him from the SPCA, his old owners didn't have time for him and he was abused and not being fed right.
I do also own Ring Neck Turtle Doves which I breed so no the Macaw wasn't my first bird. Like another person has already said Phoenix is out of his cage while I am home to supervise him and in his cage when I am not. These birds are very smart and active so they need minimum of 2 hours free time a day but more is better!
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