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Re: blue and gold macaw

Posted by dontelle on 3/30/09
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    On 3/23/09, D wrote:
    > On 3/11/09, tracy wrote:
    >> thinking about getting a macaw.just wandering if these are
    >> good pets.i want a big bird i no they need alott of care
    >> butt im a lil nervouse of getting bit. im getting this a
    >> baby and it will be 5 months old and justwandering what you
    >> think
    >
    >
    > Hi Tracy!
    >
    > Have you ever had large bird experience? Anything larger
    than a cockatiel?
    > Whether you have or whether you haven't a macaw is a TOTALLY
    different
    > experience. I have 8 soon to be 9 and they teach me every
    day LoL The
    > difference between my macaws and most other individuals that
    have that many
    > is that mine are ALL PETS ... NOT breeders. That in itself
    makes a big
    > difference. If you are afraid of being bitten I will tell
    you now .. get over that
    > fear! It will happen eventually. BUT since you are getting
    a baby you have time
    > to warm up to the idea AND time to teach the baby not to
    bite. Just so you know
    > even the nicest sweetest calmest cutest bird on the planet
    will bite if put in the
    > right situation! That's just nature. I honestly would much
    rather a macaw bite
    > than an amazon bite and I'm VERY familiar with both! There
    is a HUGE
    > difference between a "bite" and a "pinch" ... especially
    with macaws. Please
    > understand they can very easily take a finger off or break
    your nose!! They have
    > 3000 + pounds of pressure in that beak! Teaching them when
    they are young
    > helps but does NOT eliminate that possibility.
    >
    > Saying they need a lot of care is kind of an understatement
    LoL They are like
    > having a 3 year old around for the rest of your life! Do
    you know when you're
    > getting the baby? Have you chosen a name? Do you have a
    cage picked out? If
    > so what size are you getting? Is it a playtop or are you
    going to have a separate
    > play gym? What are you going to feed the baby? Will you
    have to hand feed or
    > will he/she be weaned? Are you getting him/her from a
    breeder or a pet shop?
    > If a breeder will they be close enough and willing to help
    you if a problem
    > arises? Do you have an avian vet picked out? The BIG
    question is will you be
    > able to listen to the screaming?
    >
    > I know TONS of questions but all good ones :-) It's good to
    have a battle plan!
    > LoL that's my theory! If you would like to email me
    directly please feel free! I'd
    > LOVE to talk with you! I'll also do my best to answer any
    questions you have! No
    > offense to anyone on here but this is probably the worst
    place to ask for decent
    > opinions. There are some really sweet hearts on this board
    *wink* you all know
    > who you are ... BUT there are also some major jerks that
    will drag you through
    > the dirt for the simplest question. Please feel free to
    email me!
    > dghebner@verizon.net