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    Researching Macaws

    Well in about 3 months i'm planning on moving into a house, so in 6 months to a year I'll be looking into getting a macaw. like any serious owner, I want to do as much research as possible before I even start looking for a breeder. I'm most likely going to go for a blue and gold, I've wanted one of them since I was little.

    Now I know about diet and caging( the bigger the better!) I'm mostly looking for habits, behavior and trainability. I train dogs in real life and I have trained pet rats so I dont think a parrot would be much of a problem lol

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    Re: Researching Macaws

    Hi I have 2 Greenwings aged almost 5. One from 9 weeks the other from 3 years (had her 1 year now) i do not teach any of my animals tricks but they are very trainable to do as you want - BUT when they want. The girl I got a year ago was in a mess - vicious, no confidence, angry, terrified. With love, patience, good nutrition and me following her instincts he has turned herself around - so good she comes and plays on my bed in the morning with the dogs (very good dogs, I must add).
    However I am assuming you are getting a young bird? If you would like to ask me specific questions I would be happy to share my experiences - I cannot guarantee that I am corect though - but mine are happy.

    One thing and it's an important thing Macaws are big and make a big noise. Mine will call very loudly for me when I am not where they are - so when they are outside me or husband have to be out to. When they're in and we are out in the garden same thing - they jus need to have you around. All Macaws I know are the same. This is a real problem for some people and leads to many being rehomed and not just once. I bought number 2 to make number 1 less reliant on us, I now have 2 reliant on us. That's the way it is and I accept their behaviour.
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    2 Greenwings, aged 4. Rojo and Missy.

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    Re: Researching Macaws

    I love my B&G shes a big goof and has a pretty good Vocab to boot.....
    "It isn't a coincidence that both birds and angels have wings."

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    Re: Researching Macaws

    Thats great. When we get a house(we're looking now) I plan on getting a blue and gold and an african grey(congo)

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