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Re: B/G Question/Linda

Posted by Debby on 5/18/07
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    Hi Linda, I have Macaws, and just wanted to share my experience
    with you on that subject.

    Were you planning on housing them in the same cage or different
    cage? If you were going to get another cage, and put them out
    for playtime together, I see no reason, why both birds couldn't
    bond to you, but also to each other. I have that here in my
    house. I have a military that loves my blue and gold, they have
    a double macaw cage, and are in the same cage. They are at
    breeding age as well, and they are still wonderful pet quality
    birds. They have never tried to bite me when together, they both
    step up, they both give me kisses, but yet they love each other.
    I also have a Catalina Macaw and a Scarlet, same situation. In a
    double macaw cage, play together etc, but still have the
    affection toward me.

    I have heard what Grey lady has said from other people. I
    believe if you handle them in a daily basis, and give them the
    attention and the affection, you won't have a problem. I have
    had my macaws for awhile now, and as I said they are of breeding
    age, and they are just fine together, and still great with me.

    I would say of course, in the beginning to house them seperately
    because of quarentine issues, after that, let them get to know
    each other slowly with your supervision, on a playstand. If your
    heart is set on getting another bird, I would say go for it.

    I don't have nest boxs up as I don't want them to breed, but
    they preen each other , lock beaks, and truly are affectionate
    to one another. However, they still are with me as well.

    I hope this helps. If you do decide to get another, good luck

    Debby


    >>> I have a 3 yr old male...How old does he have to be before
    >>> he can have a girlfriend? TY
    >>
    >> If you do that, she won't be just his "girlfriend". You will
    >> be risking losing him as a loving pet. If he forms a mating
    >> bond with a female, he is likely to care less whether he has
    >> any relationship with you, ever again. Generally speaking,
    >> birds are pets or they are breeders, rarely both. It's up to
    >> you if you want to risk destroying the bond you have with him
    >> as a pet.
    > TYVM for the info..He wont be having a girlfriend!!!!! lol