I hate seeing arguments since they always turn ugly.
My thoughts on adoption and rescue, etc. You don't
know about large birds til you own one. I own a grey and
yes, she has never "bitten" me good just yet. One day it
will come and it will hurt. I've been around larger
parrots for YEARS and been nailed by a macaw, cockatoo and
a few others. I've needed stitches and I am a vet tech as
well. People think they can help birds with issues
(screaming, biting, etc). YOU can't, sometimes you can
but please leave it to someone with experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These birds need professional help and I'm sorry, will
your neighbors care if you own a screaming cockatoo??
And, yes, I've heard a MACAW from 1.5 miles AWAY!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not trying to sound rude or mean, but please be aware,
the "rude" people know what they are talking about, it
just sometimes comes out the wrong way.
I won't own a macaw or large too, I couldn't handle a bite
like that; once a year b/c of my stupidity by working with
one, sure, but as my pet, no thanks. They CAN seriously
hurt you and I'm sorry, it takes a special person to be
truly a good LARGE parrot owner.
What are you going to do it someone gives you a plucked
amazon parrot? It's nice at their house but when you get
it home you cannot come within 2 feet of the cage without
it attacking the bars? You cannot feed or clean it
without upsetting him? Then what, you ask someone for
help?? Let's stress out this poor bird while you learn
how to help it??
Please, leave the "issue" birds to someone else and adopt
an older bird from a family who can no longer care for it
b/c of a move, new baby, job etc. Pay the flippin' $700-
1000 adoption fee with cage. It's a great price and I'm
sorry, in the two months it takes you to post and beg for
a cheap bird you could have already saved your money and
have your dream bird.
Just my two cents