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    we are looking for a macaw either a scarlet or blue & gold, does anyone know of one for sale or a breeder in Brittany.

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    I don’t know where to buy one, but you know it’s a big commitment, they live between 50 and 70 years.

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    Yes, Babeth, yes I did know that I inherited my grandfather macaw, it lived to 53yrs old.

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    I just hope your kids or grand kids will look after it as well as you did with your grandfather’s one, this is something that need to be discuss seriously with them :rose:

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    At the risk of repeating what others have said…… :yahoo:

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    Don’t worry, OC, I often repeat myself.

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    There is only one place for a Macaw, I detest seeing any animal caged.

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    You’re over 70, whatnow, the bird’s going to live longer than you, so give the poor buggar a chance to live its life in the natural habitat in which it’s meant to be. Apart from that, it’s not a zoo chez toi.

    Just because you can buy something in life doesn’t mean you should.

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    It would be a hand-reared bird, not one that has been caught and imported from a South American country, yes I am well over 76, thanks for reminding me, but I appreciate your concern for my welfare.

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    I couldn,t care less about Whatnows welfare, only the Mental welfare of a beautiful animal,

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    Tut.Tut temper.

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    Hi, Whatnow, sorry to be another unhelpful post, but what are you wanting the Macaw for?
    They are highly social creatures, living in family flocks of 30 or more.
    Flying up to 20 miles a day in a group searching for food.
    Highly conversational amongst themselves and they pair off for life.
    Alone in a cage, they suffer depression and fixate on their owner as their mate.
    I do hope that you think again, but it is your choice and decision.

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    thanks for your permission Stinky.

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    Permission neither offered nor given.
    You cage what you wish.
    It’s a free world.

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    I will always speak my mind, when I see cruelty to an animal, that is not losing ones temper,

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    That’s ok then.

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    Just because it’s hand-reared doesn’t mean it won’t suffer being denied the life it has evolved to live.

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    Oh dear, it seems it is my turn tonight.

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    I hate to see birds caged, I once let a Magpie out of a cage in France, it was in the field next to us, totally stressed.

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    When I was younger, I let a bird out of a cage. she wasn’t stressed,in fact, the very opposite.

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    I hate to see birds caged, I once let a Magpie out of a cage in France, it was in the field next to us, totally stressed.

    Me too, they were given wings so should be able to freely fly as nature intended…

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    When I was younger, I let a bird out of a cage. she wasn’t stressed,in fact, the very opposite.

    My sister rescued a neglected budgie from an old peoples home she worked in. It would never leave the cage, despite much encouragment. We always thought that was really sad…

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    The bird I let out of the cage, certainly wasn’t a budgie, nor was she neglected.

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    My parents had a African Grey Parrot when I was a kid, my brother took him with him when he moved. He died of boredom. Plenty of happy looking wild birds in the garden, some of them are not shy at all. Much more interesting to live with.

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    • When I was younger, I let a bird out of a cage. she wasn’t stressed,in fact, the very opposite.

    • Perhaps it had lost the will to live. A fairly normal response to being caged.
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    Why a macaw whatnow ?

    Just out of interest .

    Having bred animals in captivity and knowing that no animal in captivity is the same as an animal in the ” wild” ( which doesn’t really exist anymore)

    A Parrot born in captivity will be different from one that was born in the wild .

    So a lot of the above is irrelevant .

     

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    She.not it.

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    Deboer, I have had a macaw before, and my son wanted one, I understand that a bird bred in captivity is a totally different animal in every way, having had a macaw before I also know that they need a lot of time and attention, in order for them to be happy,but some people only view thing in black or white, as you probably know a macaw is not caged for most of the day, so it can integrate and bond with family members, which stimulates the bird.

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    You’re talking about your wife, whatnow, not a wild animal. If you’re looking for a hand-reared bird, you are only helping to continue the practice of taking animals out of their natural habitat so that rich folk can buy them. Times have changed, but the attitudes of some people have not, unfortunately.

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