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    Hahns macaws?

    I've been doing a lot of research on Hahns macaws, and have been getting kind of a mix of information.
    I'm looking into getting a new bird, and I'd like a playful and somewhat cuddly bird that isn't too loud, I'll be living in a house with one or two room mates, so some noise would be okay but not too too much.
    Other than that, I'm not too picky!

    I know birds vary a ton depending on the individual, but if any of you would like to share your experiences with them I would appreciate it

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    I don't own a hahn's, however a member of my bird club does and that bird (Mickey) is pretty much the bird equivalent to a jack-russell terrier - he's hyper, bouncy, loves getting into mischief and who knows what else

    His owner said he's not loud, but he can and does get loud when his owner leaves the room (flock calls).

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    Like, Mickey is go go go go go Verrrrrry exhausting









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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    Hahn's macaw are not for you if you don't want too much noise.

    From the description of what you're looking for, a Green Cheek conure sounds right up your alley.

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    I agree with Maya. Green Cheeks are very playful, can be rather cuddly, and aren't too loud. But of course that all depends on the bird. I had two Green Cheeks that were total opposites. One was very hyper, playful, nippy, and quiet. The other was calm, cuddly, and could get very loud when he wanted to.

    I've only met one Hahn's Macaw and he was.... I guess you could call it crazy. He squawked constantly, plucked, and was just... odd.
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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    Hmmm. I do really like the look, size, playfulness, and energy of the Hahns, but the noise is a significant drawback.
    I did a lot of research on green cheeks, too, and I think they might be a good bird for me.
    My main priorities for a bird are probably that it's playful, cuddly, and sociable, since my little lovebird is none of those things!

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    From what I understand any macaw = noise! But then again most birds = noise...
    I personally do not like the sounds green cheeks make, it makes my head hurt, so I would go visit some at a petstore or someone who has one before you decide.

    You might want to consider another lovebird - if you get one thats male, handfed, and well socialized from a good hobby breeder, it should be more cuddly. And maybe if it gets along with Ringo you'll only need one cage.

    Also, I hear the poicephalus family (ex. a Senegal) are nice birds. Not too loud (supposedly). My neighbors have one who's about 20, and although shes wild-caught, cagebound, and they don't take proper care of her (gah, I wish I could just pilfer her) she's sooo sweet. She comes right up to the bars and begs for scritches whenever I go over there and she barely knows me.


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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    I guess noise is very subjective 'cause those macaws sound pretty quiet.
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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    I know that larger macaw species can be loud loud loud! When I was in Hawaii I saw a couple macaws in an enclosure in an outdoor mall (it was kind of odd) and their calls were so loud, especially when you're only a few feet away!
    Hahns macaws are supposed to be quieter than their larger relatives, and like I said, some noise is fine, I just don't want a bird that'll bother my room mates late at night/early in the morning.
    Right now I'm really leaning towards a Meyer's parrot, although I'm still considering green cheeks, Hanhs, TAG, Jardines, another lovebird, ect.... (I awhile before I move out so there's lots of time for research XD )

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    I know that larger macaw species can be loud loud loud! When I was in Hawaii I saw a couple macaws in an enclosure in an outdoor mall (it was kind of odd) and their calls were so loud, especially when you're only a few feet away!
    Hahns macaws are supposed to be quieter than their larger relatives, and like I said, some noise is fine, I just don't want a bird that'll bother my room mates late at night/early in the morning.
    Right now I'm really leaning towards a Meyer's parrot, although I'm still considering green cheeks, Hanhs, TAG, Jardines, another lovebird, ect.... (I awhile before I move out so there's lots of time for research XD )

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    I know that larger macaw species can be loud loud loud! When I was in Hawaii I saw a couple macaws in an enclosure in an outdoor mall (it was kind of odd) and their calls were so loud, especially when you're only a few feet away!
    Hahns macaws are supposed to be quieter than their larger relatives, and like I said, some noise is fine, I just don't want a bird that'll bother my room mates late at night/early in the morning.
    Right now I'm really leaning towards a Meyer's parrot, although I'm still considering green cheeks, Hanhs, TAG, Jardines, another lovebird, ect.... (I awhile before I move out so there's lots of time for research XD )

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    Um. That was posted three times. Heehee. I would like to add pionus to the list of considerations. If ya want a "big" bird htat is not a screamer and has a great personality. In fact they are called the best apartment birds.
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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    haha sorry about that! My computer was being really laggy and I think I hit it again to try and get the page to reload or move forward... I'll delete the extras XD

    I also looked at pionuses, I just think they have a little too shy of a personality for what I'm looking for, but once again, I'm still pretty open.
    I'm starting to think I sound like I'm being really picky... I do realize that there's no perfect bird, but hopefully I'll find a bird that's perfect for me!

    edit: I don't know if I can delete those multiples, and if I can I guess I don't know how... i feel silly....

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    Re: Hahns macaws?

    We have a Meyer's and we don't really suggest them to people. There isn't a lot of info on them online. Through our own experience and talking to a LOT of other Poicephalus owners (both in person and on-line), what we've read online about them isn't really accurate.

    There are always exceptions, but in general, the Poicephalus (Meyer's, Red-Bellied, Senegal, etc) tends to be a one-person bird (even though we read online that they make great family pets), can get loud, and are aggressive. I forgot who I spoke to, but someone I know ended up rehoming their Meyer's because it was just too aggressive toward the other birds - and that person's Avian vet said the Poi's are aggressive in general as well.

    Our Raptor is the most aggressive bird I've ever known. In his previous home, he was attacking and hurting a Cockatoo, Grey, and Pionus. He wants to KILL any bird he sets his sights on, regardless of size. He will dive-bomb off the play gym to try and get to the foster cage and attack. He is also totally bonded to my bf, even though I spend double the time with him. Rather than take a treat from me, he wants to bite me. He doesn't care for anyone but the bf whatsoever. Luckily for us, we have a small flock (and plan to keep it that way) so we're able to manage. We have Mika and Raptor out at the same time, but in different rooms (since we have a play gym in every room). The times I bring Raptor and his play gym out into the living room where Mika is, I make sure I'm not doing anything so I can keep my eye on Raptor. We don't do that too often though...


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