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Owning A Blue And Gold Macaw Takes Your Time And Devotion

2016/5/4 10:34:53

Many people have the desire to own a Blue And Gold Macaw. Yet only a few should actually do it.

Just check the numbers of Macaws being sold by private owners. Far to often people simply bite off far more than they can chew or don't understand the amount of time, dedication, work, commitment involved with owning a Macaw parrot.

It is likely the beauty, the out of this world colors, the affectionate/playful natures and overall intelligence of Macaw parrots that make these birds nearly irresistible for animal lovers.

Unfortunately many people buy on impulse when buying one of these magnificent birds. Buying a Macaw is to often based on a delightful casual introduction and not any appreciable amount of before purchase research.

The beautiful, fun, loving and intelligent bird they meet the first time is not something that just happens. That bird is the product of love, care, devotion, understanding and work. For those who own and love the Macaws, it may be the most gratifying work but it is work none the less.

The work begins with reputable dedicated breeders hand feeding and socializing the chicks. That socializing must be a continuing process after purchase. Breeder commitment and dedication is the reason that hand fed babies make the best companions.

By hand feeding the babies the breeders instill humans as essential to the babies existence and as a natural and normal part of his flock. This makes humans a recognizable part of the birds family.

It takes a real expert to tame a Macaw Blue And Gold or other that is not a hand fed chick. Most of those will just never become as loving, gentle and happy to be a part of the family as will the hand fed bird. Hand feeding is the first and most important step in the socialization of any large companion bird.

Personal attention by the breeders goes a very long way, helping to insure anyone willing to continue the process will likely continue to have a good natured, trainable and loving bird.

Unfortunately most or too many prospective owners do not fully grasp the importance of continuing the socialization process initiated by the breeder. So having a great deal of time and even more desire to continue the process is mandatory before anyone should buy a Macaw.

With large birds like the Blue And Gold Macaw the socialization process must be ongoing for life. Left alone to fend on their own Macaws can easily revert. They may become far more wild than a loving, gentle companion.

Left alone to long and or to often the Macaw can easily lose any interest in being that lovable bird and companion you first purchased. He can become that feather plucking, aggressive, extraordinarily loud and destructive bird he is quite capable of becoming.

Done correctly owning a Macaw parrot is every bit as gratifying as owning any other pet, for me it is more. There is no other pet that allows for a bonding to be as close and for as long as the Macaw parrot or other large parrots.

Maybe because of the Macaws intelligence that the bonding for me is of a higher and far more personal nature than that of any domesticated pet. Perhaps it is the sole fact that the Macaws are not domesticated that makes bonding so very remarkable and heartfelt.

The Blue And Gold Macaw is not for the casual pet owner. He is not for those who lack the time and or dedication, commitment to supply his needs. The Blue And Gold Macaw almost demands you spend your time and that you provide him not just physical care but emotional support also. He can be almost maniacal in his need of your attentions but can be just as maniacal when it comes to showing and giving his affection to those within his flock.

Because of his loving friendly nature. Seldom will a Blue And Gold Macaw prefer to be left alone. Given a choice he wants to be included in everything you do. When rested he just wants to be wherever you are helping to do whatever you're doing. He can't help it. It's his nature.

Without a doubt it is your time, your caring, your devotion and understanding that allow a Macaw to become such an amazing companion. Without your commitment he easily becomes just another beautiful bird.

Because you must give so much of yourself to a Macaw. It is unlikely to ever duplicate the experience with any other type of animal. Life with a Macaw becomes intensely personal and gratifying. The bonus is. The experience can last your lifetime.

Ryleigh Cantrell has owned his Blue And Gold Macaw (Shadow) since 1978. There are two guesses as to the birds name.The two are inseperable. To learn more about Blue And Gold Macaws.