Re: B/G Question/Linda
Posted by Linda on 5/18/07
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
> 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