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Re: Two female macaws

Posted by Rick on 12/13/08
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    Claudia, just as you, we have 2 SPOILED macaws, B&G, sharing
    a large tree stand, they wouldn't have it any other way, and
    at times need separating from each other.

    They get along great for the most part, Male and Female,
    feed each other, preen each other, etc., but have their
    moments when they can't stand each other (jealousy,
    annoyance). Then it's separation time, To 2 different
    stands, side by side (out of reach) or even into other
    rooms. We have stands in almost every room of the house.

    Truer words never spoken (ensuring that they all stay on
    their own tree... and What we do for our Feathered Friends).

    My point is, it is wonderful you're getting a 2 treed stand
    but, just as ours can climb down, ever so quickly too, and
    roam to the next one, you may still have a time of it
    keeping them separated, maybe not. Anyways, good luck. Seems
    we NEVER stop re-doing and re-thinking for our birds play
    areas and their happiness, and at the same token making less
    clean up for ourselves. I'm all for that. But, it never
    happens. We have a flinger in the family.


    On 10/05/08, Cladia Bates - Physioc wrote:
    > Thank you Bella and Graylady for your responses. I must
    > say, I liked graylady's opinion better. I just spent all
    > my allowance on a Java tree and I have homey images of all
    > my birds happily hanging out in our kitchen/family room
    > while I bake brownies. This lovely piece of furniture will
    > arrive next week and will entail the total rearrangement
    > of the existing furniture. Sigh. What we do for our
    > feathred friends.
    >
    > OK. Given that these girlies may bond, what should I look
    > for? The other question, is there a possibility for
    > something other than bond or lunge ~ a happy medim where
    > they could possibly co-exist on the same space? The tree I
    > ordered is actually two trees on on stand 6'X 3'X 7 feet
    > high. It will have two bowls on each tree so there will be
    > plenty of space if they don't want to kiss. Of course,
    > ensuring that they all stay on their own tree...
    >
    > Any thoughts, suggestions would be most welcome. BTW, I
    > had a B&G that sadly died a couple of years ago. This one
    > is Flora and the GW is Luna. Flora is making a wonderful
    > transition and is the sweetest 7 year old ever!
    > Thanks, Claudia