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Mack

Blue and Gold Macaw

Overall satisfaction

1.75/5

Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

1/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

2/5

Health

2/5

Easy to feed

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Not the pet for me

By

United States

Posted Apr 03, 2015

I never truly owned a Macaw, but did live with one for a year. In that year I learned that I am not ideally suited to bird ownership. More than anything, it was the noise. Some people don't mind the loud vocalizations, but to me they were like nails on a chalkboard.

My room mate's bird, Mack, was also very unfriendly and distrustful of anyone but his primary owner. I understand that this is not uncommon with Blue and Gold Macaws. Anyone considering making this animal an addition to their family should be absolutely certain that they are the right match. These are extremely intelligent animals that require a lot of love, attention, and space in order to thrive. It would be cruel to both the human and the bird to bring it into the wrong home.

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