Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Posted Aug 09, 2010
I acquired CALI as a baby right after Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He became a refugee with me to San Antonio TX. Having him was a great comfort as I'd had to leave behind, give away, and sell my other beloved pet parrots. Cali was the first Calico Macaw I'd ever seen - still is. I had a Blue & Gold and a Scarlet Macaw before. By comparison, I find that Cali has a larger range of speech and song mimicking skills. He is sweet-natured and since acquiring him 2005, he has only ever bitten me once - which any Macaw owner can tell you is pretty amazing!