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Cosmo

Blue and Gold Macaw

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

4/5

Trainability

4/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Class Clowns

By

Arizona, United States

Posted Jun 24, 2010

I was very young when we had our macaw.  but what I remember was that she was very picky about the family members.  She loved me and my dad but did not like my mom very much.  My mom didnt really know how to handle birds, she was very forceful.  These birds, well, all birds, are very sensitive.  One thing to keep in mind is that of all the pets people own, birds are still considered wild.  They are not domesticated.  They still have wild instincts.  And with macaws, their wild instincts can lead to destruction.  So they NEED toys to keep them at ease.  Those beaks were made to crush and tear.  You know those Brazilian nuts that we have a hard time opening ourselves?  Well macaws can do it in a snap. So it's good to set boundaries with your macaw so you wont end up losing your expensive furniture, or your finger.  Blue and Golds are known as the gentler ones of the macaw family.  They are great for families with older kids as they dont bite as much as say, a Scarlet.  But this does not mean they dont bite at all.  If you dont mind loud noise, or your neighbors dont, then a macaw is a fine choice.  Because they are big, they will cost a lot more than your typical Budgie.  They need a big cage, big toys, and a big playstand.  Also, do your research.  If you plan on buying a macaw, remember, they can outlive you!!!  They are not like a hamster, it doesnt just eventually pass, they are in your life forever!  So make sure that you know you have the right bird for you before you buy!

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