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Re: Help!!! Mixing Parrots

Posted by gwen on 7/15/06
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    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 depends on
    whether the owner knows when to put their foot down. Not to discourage
    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 understand them.
    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
    > 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
    > QUIETER!
    > 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
    >> another.
    >> Debbie
    >> 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.