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Re: mixing macaws

Posted by Carolyn on 9/11/07
(8) Comments

    Thank you both for replying. My aviary told me they could be put
    together and that normally macaws do get along. It seemed at
    first they were going to get along just fine and it seems most of
    the time they do. The Blue & Gold gets very jealous of our
    military though and vice versa of course.

    They were seperated for 2 days because I wasn't preparred to have
    2 military is always loose and plays normally
    on his jungle gym so when we received the b&g we set him on the
    jungle gym away from our macaw. when the aviary told me they
    would get along I put them together. I still haven't gotten the
    2nd cage, but am seriously thinking about. We are still tossing
    around the idea of giving it to someone that understands the care
    and life span of a macaw. The b&g doesn't have his wings (nor
    does our military), our aviary checked him out before we put the
    2 birds together. The b&g seems as though whoever had him cared
    well for him but we have no idea how long he was out flying
    around. The aviary also told us there is no way to tell the sex
    of a macaw accept through a dna test. We chose not to have one
    done. Most of the time like I said they seem to get along but I
    am seriously contemplating getting the b&g his own cage if we
    decide to keep him, so that both birds know they have a place of
    their own.

    On 9/10/07, Rick wrote:
    > On 9/10/07, DRS wrote:
    >> Carolyn you will have to be very cautious about mixing. They
    >> are all different on how they will react. Even two of the
    >> same kind might not like each other. They may end up
    >> fighting and doing a lot of damage to each other fast! I
    >> have two and they don not like to be too close to each
    >> other. They do fine if they can't touch each other but will
    >> fight if they get with in range. I have seen Macaws that
    >> loved to be together but you never know. They also may bond
    >> to each other and not care for you. If you try it go slow
    >> and always stay close. Don't leave them alone untill they
    >> have proven they can be trusted. They may still squabble
    >> from time to time. Good Luck, Dave
    > Carolyn,
    > We have 2 B&G Macaws, at first we tried to let them be
    > together as companions, but in the end they were bonding and
    > wanted nothing to do with us. They both started lashing /
    > striking out at us when we wanted to interact with either of
    > them. And this all took place in a matter of a couple of days.
    > Now we have them separated except for play time on the jungle
    > gym. Their cages are next to each other so they can socialize,
    > but far enough not to make contact.
    > Also our B&G's are a male and a female, and we don't want any
    > babies........just pets!
    > One concern I have about the B&G that flew into your yard. Did
    > you have the B&G isolated from your other Macaw. With all the
    > birds can come in contact with outside, I wouldn't want
    > anything to happen to your other bird. Just a concern.
    > Take care.