I am a former bird trainer who is very fortunate not to have lost
my finger from a MaCaw that bit me while playing. It happened
more than once. I am no longer a trainer but I still have ten
fingers. Very partial to Cag & Eclectus.
On 7/15/06, gwen wrote:
> Honestly I completely diasgree here. I have 8 macaws, 2
amazons, 1 tag and 1
> cag. The last 4 completely out do the macaws w/ their noise!
My macaws are
> great ... they are only noisy at feeding time however the other
4 are noisy ALL
> the time. And macaws do know thier own biting power it just
> whether the owner knows when to put their foot down. Not to
> anyone on any one tpye of parrot .. they're all great I just
hate to see macaws get
> the bad reputation many people give them because they don't
> A macaw is more like having a 3 year old around all the time,
they are very
> demanding but in the end they make much better companions. :)
> On 7/15/06, Rebecca wrote:
>> So I am sitting here wondering the same thing. If you have
>> relative peace and quiet with a Gray or two...why in the world
>> would you want to add a B&G MaCaw or a Blue Front Amazon. A
>> Macaw is ESPECIALLY LOUD and can ACCIDENTALLY BITE OFF YOUR
>> FINGER WHILE IT IS JUST PLAYING. A MaCaw has no idea of its
>> biting power and the best of trainers have lost a finger or
>> two out of the blue when the bird was calm. A Blue Front
>> Amazon is also likely to be very noisy and demanding. Some
>> people think they are more mellow than the two popular Yellows
>> but I have not seen much of a difference. Grays are much
>> quieter in terms of decibal level. Let me emphasize: MUCH
>> On 7/11/06, Debbie wrote:
>>> Its a good question one should always ask before to see what
>>> other bird people have maybe done with their birds.
>>> When I got my 2nd TAG he came with an amazon and a big cage
>>> they were both in. They had been together since the were
>>> both babies and were 5 when I got them. I ended up
>>> seperating them because they were starting to have male
>>> HORMONES kick in and getting fisty with each other and I
>>> didnt want either to get hurt. I have many types of pet
>>> birds here CAGs and TAGs as well. What I do here in the
>>> birdroom is have one huge perch with many branches they can
>>> be out on where they cant get to each other...well they can
>>> but you learn who to put out with whom at the same time
>>> other wise they are free to go in and out of their own cages
>>> and hang out on cage tops unless I leave the house.
>>> Wings are clipped to keep some off of cages where they dont
>>> belong as well.
>>> All birds personalities arent the same just like people, you
>>> just have to get a feel of how they are and watch them close.
>>> In my bird room I have 2 green cheeks (one is a baby female
>>> for my male), a senegal,a max pionus, a DYH amazon, a pair
>>> of canaries and my baby cockatiels I am feeding plus my CAGs
>>> and TAG and a YN amazon in other rooms but most get to come
>>> play in here during the day.
>>> Good luck in whatever you decide to do :0)
>>> Birds are really lots of fun and remember you are "the
>>> master of the house" that can make things work one way or
>>> On 7/10/06, Jenny wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know? I have a Grey. Would it be a good idea
>>>> to get a MaCaw or Amazon or would I be better off getting
>>>> another Grey? I would like another type of parrot for
>>>> variety but I want to put them on the same large perch
>>>> without somebody getting killed.