Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
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.