3 years is too young for a Macaw to breed, normally I would say 7 or
8 they would breed, some might try to breed at 5 or 6, but usually
its 7 or 8.
Hope this helps
>> 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