Follow us!

Re: B/G Question/Linda

Posted by Linda on 5/18/07
(7) Comments

    On 5/18/07, Debby wrote:
    > 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
    > what age do these have to be to breed? I heard 3 and then I heard
    >>>> 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