Animal Stories - Macaws

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uhhhh - 2008-09-19
Hmmm, a Scarlet Macaw is the most useless macaw of all. They are moody, prone to feather plucking, scream to much, they can't talk very well, they sit around and scream all day, and make dumb noises. My bird is four and says three words. My Greenwing Macaw says a whole bunch of things. I have bruises all over my arms from my bird. If you ask me they are not a good pet and are way to much money. If you are looking into getting a Macaw get a Greenwing Macaw or a Blue and Gold. They are smarter, sweeter, and over all a way better bird.

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  • Jackie mast- Mosqueda - 2013-11-04
    Well if you don't want him I will gladly take him off your hand
Jackie mast- Mosqueda - 2013-11-04
I just recently acquired a 6yr old Scarlett macaw, the first week he stayed in his cage he was I guess insecure about his surroundings, but after that he opened up really quick and is a very lovable bird, though he mainly takes to the females in the house (my mom and myself). He loves to be cuddled with warm blankets and even gets along with our dogs and cats. I am so happy that we rescued him, squawks and all. He tells us which one he wants by calling us by name, even the pets. He likes to go outside and play in the trees during the day and when he's done he just comes back in through the pet door. We do cover his cage at night because we have central air in the house and I like to think the blanket keeps him a little warmer, and he likes his naps in his cage with the blanket. If we don't cover him he becomes agitated and grabs at them from the inside of the cage till we do what he wants. I guess he thinks he rules the house (and he does). Best decision we made, thank you for letting me share my story.

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chris - 2006-12-18
I recently rescued a nine-year old female Red-Front macaw named Sam, and I love her!! Her previous owners did not understand her so she never had a chance to thrive and blossom. She does now, and boy is she ever!!! She is a very loving, very entertaining addition to my family.

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  • Marie Reilly - 2013-10-03
    I too own a red fronted Macaw, a male named Gus who has a great personality to match his name. He is three years old, and is very affectionate, he is just getting to know us, I was suprised that he was so easy to work with so soon after buying him and taking him home.
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Jill Swanberg - 2012-04-20
I have a Severe Macaw and the green feathers are turning red and I would like to find out why this is happening.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-20
    Some severe macaws have more red (on their feathers) than others. Is your little one about 2 year old and starting to get his adult feathers and coloring? There are also mutations.
  • Megan Donovan - 2013-08-31
    Maybe aging?
Megan - 2013-08-31
We just bought a 5 year old male from a woman who has taken very well care of him. She had to sell him due to health reasons of her own; he was not receiving the proper time and attention he deserved. When we got home for the first 3-4 days, he was primarily in his cage, frequently coming out to stand on his door. Was also very talkative. Nothing routine wise on our end has changed, but for the last 2 or so days, he has pretty much stopped talking, stays inside the cage and scratches/prunes? himself. He is clipped so he cannot fly but our coffee table is right under his door for him to hop onto. Problem is when we come close to him slowly he is sort of brave (we can tell he wants to retreat) and stays on the door. He readily accepts treats from both myself and daughter as well as strangers. What would cause him to suddenly stop talking, occasionally squawking, and still not fully leave his cage? We are getting very disappointed and want a happy fun macaw. I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-01
    Parrots are very smart, and have really good memories. As a rule of thumb, it takes a parrot about 30 days to adjust to a new environment, and he's still not sure what the heck to make of his new home. Be patient, and keep the affection and treats coming:) Just keep in mind that this bird will be your companion for at least the next 20+ years, so you have lots of time.
karen todd - 2013-08-19
My severe, I adopted after she was being abused for screaming etc. I've had her for 5 years or so, you would say I love her, but many days she makes me crazy. She's demanding and doesn't want anyone to talk to me let alone come near me if she's around. She even screams if I'm in another part of house and she can hear me interact with someone. She's messy and has bitten almost everyone I know. I still love her and she loves me but not a bird for anyone without patience and love for any animal I take in. I could never get rid of her even though my family threatens her they will when I'm not home. The second I get home she demands my attention and creates havoc till she gets fullfilled. She always wants to be boss and rarely uses a cage. I could write a book about her many antics and wish somehow I could get her to be people friendly. I'd take her everywhere with me if I only could. I love you nina. aka badgirl.

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Joseph Mirabitur - 2013-08-15
I bought a giant Verde Macaw in the spring of this year. We are totally surprised with her. Halley her name is, the most gentle bird we have. Her colors and appearance are striking. We didn't expect Halley to be so large, she is about 5 months old, and weighs around 1650 grams. Her size is big as she is gentle. She's starting to talk now. A good friend of mine breeds extra large parrots including Hyacinths, huge greenwings he said that's the largest bird he has seen. She is so gentle, she opens her wings and hugs you when you pick her up. We have three others macaws, a Catalina, blue and gold, a huge Greenwing Macaws, plus A congo grey, and a 37 yr old Yellownape amazon. So we can compare, they are all great birds . She is like a gentle Greenwing Macaw. Now the cons she is real large for one, she always wants to be picked up if that's a con. She has one of the largest voices I ever heard. But she is the least noisiest bird I have. I cannot say they're all like this one.

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Bobbi-Sue - 2013-08-06
Hi! I have a green-winged macaw named Izabella Perlmutter. Most comments on the website praise their sweetness and pleasant personalities........NOT my Izabella Perlmutter. She bites, recently chewed my favorite bracelet. No one can touch her except me and that being at night when she is put to bed. She won't eat from her food bowl, so I have to feed her manually. She will not drink from her water bowel, only from a cup I have to hold for her. She only takes a bath in her water bowl..........but I adore her and would NEVER GIVE HER AWAY!

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les turner - 2013-07-30
My Macaw Busbee is 38 years old, and seems to have lost a bit of weight and does not seem to be eating as much unless I hand feed him. He still asks for food every time he hears the rustling of food packaging, is very lively, boisterous and still completely trashes everything in reach. He's very lively and loving. Has anybody got any idea why he should slow down on food intake, is it recent hot weather? Any help gratefully recieved. xx

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-31
    Are there any signs of a respiratory problem, such as sneezing or runny nose or eyes? Sometimes a bird may feel ill but not show many outward symptoms, and they can be hard to diagnose. If your bird continues to lose weight or has new symptoms pop up you may want to consider taking him to a vet. In the meantime, do everythign you can to make sure he is comfortable - make sure he has a clean cage, a good diet, and make sure he is not in a drafty, loud environment.
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Ashley - 2011-04-14
I am having a hard time finding one of these beautiful birds to buy, any advice??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-14
    You could just start by calling all the major breeders that advertise in the back of Bird Talk.
    Or you could look up on the Internet to see if anyone advertises Hybrid birds for sale or again any large breeder. Many breeders feel very strongly that hybrids should not occur. So some breeders will not discuss a hybrid but some will. Be patient and just keep asking.
  • Linda Ehret - 2011-06-20
    Hi Ashley,
    I own & operate a small bird store in Allentown, Pa for the last 26 yrs.
    One of my breeders has sunset macaws but they are rather pricey, 2000.00 is the price if you're interested.
  • Clarence - 2012-02-27
    Or you could go directly to a breeder - potentially the one this store uses. Exotic Baby Birds of Englewood Florida breeds these and they sell them for $1500 to consumers directly. Save $500 and buy toys.
  • Steven Kochan - 2012-07-01
    I have an 8 year old female Maui Sunset Macaw for sale. Tame with me, she is extremely beautiful. If you are interested my email is
  • Janet Helstrom - 2013-06-14
    HI Ashley, DO NOT buy a bird from Fancy Feathers in Caldwell NJ!! I live in WI and paid for in full and was promised a maui macaw 7 month old female. They kept her and sent me the wrong bird!  They are scammers!  NO DNA certificate for the maui I was suppose to get and  had a yellow head, this one has a dark head. Good luck. If anyone knows where this bird is please please call me thank you! 9207445752

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