Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jul 17, 2013
In my first experience with a Macaw I saw things that blew my mind. The sheer intelligence of this bird was unbelievable. She was aggressive at times, but never with me.
Just randoms and kids mainly, granted Rita the Macaw was a rescue bird so she had some issues. But all in all she was a very well tempered bird. She would let you know when she wanted attention, and when she had enough.
She did have major issues as here mate had died, and it was hard on her. She would also do things like mimic my friend who actually owned the bird, and call the family dog only to attack it. Really blew my mind.
She never had a problem with biting people, but would give the occasional nip, but she could cause damage if she wanted to. I have seen others do so.
All in all I felt comfortable around Macaws. And would suggest them to anyone looking to own a bird. Be ready for a life long friend though as they live as for decades.