Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Sacramento, California, United States
Posted Oct 30, 2008
We fostered Max through a rescue for several years. His first home had locked him in a garage for 5 years and when we got him he was terrified of everything, couldn't even walk through a doorway with him. Over time he overcame his fears and came out of his shell - what a personality! Always on the go and active, loud, and friendly to all (anyone who wanted to could handle him.) He did excessively scream as he was never taught appropriate macaw communication by birds or humans. He did best with constant opportunites for activity, he had a sleep cage, large indoor cage, large outdoor playgyms, foraging toys, and more. It was rare to see him sitting still. He bonded to our female B&G who acted as his confidence and taught him how to be a bird. Learing to be a bird is something as a handfed baby he missed out on that probably contributed to his behavioral challenges. He has since found a great forever home with his best bud Polly.