Posted Jul 04, 2013
I looked after Blu (macaw) for a period of time for a friend of my
Uncle. I'm not sure if these traits are common for this species or if it was just this bird in particular. That being said it definitely required more attention than a dog or cat. Blu was particularly fussy about how often she ate. If there wasn't something in her mouth she was either sleeping,getting into something or screeching. She was friendly enough with her owner ( she would bite him occasionally if he was away for too long). Our relationship consisted of me feeding her and getting away in time for her not to bite me. On occasion if she was feeling generous she would let me pet her.