Posted Apr 16, 2013
Macaws are extremely smart birds. Being this smart sometimes makes them a lot like us. One day all is well and happy. A day later you can be in a bad mood. Macaws share the same mood swings at times. They do require vigilant care in that if left in cold drafts or around other sick birds, they can get sick and fast. Clean water, covered cages at night, food and playthings can usually keep them happy. Interaction with you as their owner and friend on a daily basis is also key. This involves out of the cage time and lots of it. These birds are trainable and want to bond with you so establish a repoire and respect the bird's boundaries. Mine used to sit on my shoulder while I raked leaves or was doing homework. Have fun with your macaw....great companions.