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Old 07-02-2011, 06:29 AM
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I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

area realitively close to me so that I could visit their macaw a little bit. Maybe I would get rid of this urge to get one.
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

Or maybe you would increase your urge to get one...............
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:01 AM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

I know you don't like rescues, but I bet there is one close to you. Volunteer @ the rescue, you could get your birdy fix on all kinds of birds.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

I wish there were, but the closest one to me is about 60 miles. I don't have a problem with rescue centers. The good ones serve a purpose. But the good ones are few. The others to me are just in it for the money. They actively look for free birds, only to look for an unrealistic amount of money to re-home them. They are more concerned about the money then finding the right home for the right bird.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:54 PM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

aww mike it must be tough for you to really want a macaw, but its just over the horizon
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:09 PM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

We visited a breeder in Englewood FL. He had tons of macaws, reminded me of a puppymill for parrots, but the guy knew his stuff. I bet if you look around you could find a breeder near you.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:19 AM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

I have found a few breeders within 35 miles of me, but they all will only allow me to visit their birds is if I put a deposit down on a bird. They want to limit the amount of people that have access to their birds to keep them from catching illnesses.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:42 AM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

Quote: Originally Posted by mtdoramike View Post
I have found a few breeders within 35 miles of me, but they all will only allow me to visit their birds is if I put a deposit down on a bird. They want to limit the amount of people that have access to their birds to keep them from catching illnesses.
Although that sucks, I can understand. The other reason for breeders keeping people out unless necessary is many are pretty secretive about their location to prevent thefts. People go in under the guise of looking for a bird in order to get the location and a chance scope out the set up to look for security measures, and return later to thieve. (Introduction to Aviary Security and Theft Prevention at birdtheft.org for more info)

Any chance of volunteering at a rescue? Maybe you have an avian park kind of like what we have near us (in reality just a collection of huge aviaries open to the public, but still pretty neat to check out!) where they might have a tame macaw?
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

Mtdoramike, Just wanted to give you more info on meeting Macaws and other Parrots. Google Bird Fanciers in Central Florida, You will see many bird clubs in your area so you can visit them uasualy for free and most bird clubs bring their birds to the meeting as a social gathering, this is how I started here in MD by visiting then joining the Baltimore Bird Fanciers, you get lots of free info, meet all types of wonderful Parrots. Best of luck Joe
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:28 PM
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Re: I wish there were a macaw owner in the central FLorida......

I checked and the closest is about 60 miles away.
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