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Old 08-23-2015, 10:08 PM
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Blue Throated Macaw

After months of deliberation, my wife (_LB) and I have decided to find a new home for Piper, our two year old male Blue Throated Macaw. Piper is blast to be around. He is definitely a people bird. He likes going for walks and hanging out outside, either on his t-stand or walking in the grass and gardens. His favorite household chore is definitely folding laundry. He lets out a shriek of delight as we toss socks at him and yell “look out”, then proceeds to throw them on the floor. Job well done, Piper. He also rolls over on his back and will try to catch the socks as we toss them, a game that’s fun for both of us. He is definitely a “boy” at heart, and likes to play rough. Even when we play rough, he’s super gentle. He will beak our fingers and let out growls and shrieks of delight, but never bites. After he’s settled down, he is very mellow and gentle. He likes to sit on our laps as we surf the web, and either preen or just observe. After of course he’s tried to bite the computer and has to be reminded that’s not his toy.

He gets along with all people, and does not have any preferences for either males or females. He has had limited exposure with other birds, but he is highly adaptable and I believe would enjoy having other parrots as company. He is current on all his yearly vet checks and has a clean bill of health.

He is a pretty well trained boy. He does not wander on the floor. He gets along with other animals (dogs and cats), and he travels well in his carrier. He is not a picky eater. He loves fruits and veggies (corn, bananas, grapes, peas, beans are his favorites). He also LOVES Harrisons. He’ll almost always eat that before any other dry food offered.

Now for why we are looking for a new home for Piper. Times have changed since we have gotten Piper, and we are not able to provide him the attention that he needs. Since then, we’ve gotten a new house and along with that the slew of projects that comes, longer commute, jobs are busier, and we are expecting our first child. It’s already a struggle finding the time for him, and it’s not going to get easier. The truth is, Piper needs a LOT of attention. We have him out of the cage for about an hour every morning, and around 2 hours in the evenings during weekdays. Weekends he’s out whenever we are in the house. When he is out, he does best with constant attention. He will play by himself, some days for hours and some days only a few minutes before he wants one-on one interaction. It’s hard to get anything done when he is out, because he needs that interaction, and we find ourselves not being able to keep up, and it’s not fair to him. We’ve tried to make it work, rearranging schedules, scheduling around him, dedicated one on one, and it’s just not enough.

The ideal family for Piper will have large bird experience, potentially other large parrots, and the ability give Piper at least 3 or 4 hours of attention on a daily basis. We will want to meet this family and see how they interact with Piper, and get to know them to determine if this move would be in Piper’s best interest. Piper lives in the Minneapolis area, and he will not be shipped. We are not in a hurry, and are not motivated by money. We just want what’s best for Piper.

Along with Piper we’re offering everything that he has, including cage, toys, perches, stands, bottlebrush, etc. His cage is huge — King’s Cage XL at 70” high x 64” wide x 32” deep. You can take these or leave these, or pick and choose.

We are truly hoping to find a loving family that can provide Piper with a great home. Below are some pictures of Piper. Please let us know if you are interested or have any questions.
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

Piper is beautiful! Best of luck finding the perfect home.

If anyone is interested in contacting Piper's owner by Private Message, please contact any moderator to forward the message. The OP doesn't have enough posts to exchange PM's .
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Thanks RavensGryf. Did not realize there was a minimum post requirement.
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Oh if only you were in Canada! Piper sounds amazing! Best of luck!
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

Piper is beautiful! I so miss my B&G! I hope you find him a wonderful forever home. To bad we are not closer to see if Piper would be a good fit for my family.
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

Are you still looking for a home for this beautiful boy??
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

Hi, I was wondering if you were still looking for a home for your macaw. I am super interested and could ensure you an AMAZING home. He would get tons of love and attention. Please get back to me with details! thank you
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

good luck..piper sounds wonderful
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

Yes, we are still searching for the perfect home for Piper. We are being very selective. I don't have enough posts to receive PM's (not sure how many I need to do that??) but RavensGryf has been kind enough to relay a few messages to me. You can send any moderator a PM with an email, and I'll reply via email.
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Re: Blue Throated Macaw

Quote: Originally Posted by Mariar View Post
good luck..piper sounds wonderful
Thank you! He's really quite the character. I've been meaning to share a video of him "helping" to clean house, but haven't found the time. Maybe one of these days...
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