Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Posted Jun 17, 2009
I took Maya when she was 2 months old and raised her. She can be a very affectionate bird on her own terms, but most of the time would rather just hang out where you are and not be held. She does not talk much. When I moved, five years ago, she began to feather pluck and is not as beautiful as she used to be. Her favorite treat is an apple slice and she calls all her food "apple." She also says "hello" in about six different ways depending on how good she thinks something might be.
She loves toys that make a lot of noise so heavy acrylics are a must. She also enjoys a lot of wood in her toys to chew up. Trying to come up with new ideas to keep her mind off plucking is sometimes a big chore. The cost of owning a large macaw is usually comes from a constant toy supply.