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Old 01-17-2018, 08:16 PM
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Soooooo.....

The older members will remember that Iíve wanted a macaw for a long time. I almost adopted a blue and gold around 4 years ago but the second he met my mother he was obviously my mothers bird. Then, I almost adopted a scarlet a little over a year ago but that didnít work out in the end.

Iíve fallen in love with Titan a blue and gold at the shelter. Tomorrow he arrives for a week trial run! We made the trip down to Abba today to get a new cage, perches and toys for him. Iím soooo excited that he is finally going to be here tomorrow. He is a very big personality macaw. He met my mother and Byron and tolerated them better than I thought he would. He tends to be very pushy and when he doesnít like you you definitely know it. He is actually a transfer from another shelter where he was too aggressive for them to handle. He is more a give him an inch bird and he will walk all over you. But he lets me do anything to him. From trimming his nails while we sit at the table, pulling his wings out, grabbing him and flipping him over, holding him like a baby...you name it he lets me do it. His funniest trait is that he loves to stick his tongue out at people. The next in line is that he laughs at people when they fall or trip lol

Meet Titan! (Also his name is perfect for him)






The new setup we just put together tonight.



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Re: Soooooo.....

Victoria, he is gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!! Titan is a fantastic name.
Please keep sharing pictures when he comes home I wonder how Max is going to react!
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That is awesome! How crazy is it that he will let you handle him after being deemed too aggressive?!
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:57 PM
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Re: Soooooo.....

Quote: Originally Posted by Terry57 View Post
Victoria, he is gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!! Titan is a fantastic name.
Please keep sharing pictures when he comes home I wonder how Max is going to react!
Definitely! I can’t wait to see how he does around Max. I don’t need them to love each other. Tolerating is just fine haha. I need to find a way to get minion hoodies made for Folger, Kelly and Titan

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That is awesome! How crazy is it that he will let you handle him after being deemed too aggressive?!
I honestly just think they had no idea how to handle a pushy macaw. And every time they backed down he just got more cocky lol He definitely isnt a ‘beginner’ macaw but he isn’t the worst I’ve ever met that’s for sure! He likes to bully the girls working at the rescue right now still because he’s a brat We had him listed as macaw experienced home only for his adoption, so I have that in abundance haha
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:56 PM
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Re: Soooooo.....

Congratulations, that is one impressive macaw. Seems Titan has chosen you, so saddle up and enjoy the ride!
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:30 AM
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Re: Soooooo.....

He's so pretty! It sounds like he's really taken to you. When it's the right one, you know and they know! I hope it all works out and you have a good trial week. He sounds like a character.
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Re: Soooooo.....

Love the name and the description of his personality! Keep us posted!


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Re: Soooooo.....

Wow, what a handsome fellow he is. Good luck with your new FID, he sounds fantastic, and I just find it awesome to have a bird with a strong personality as a friend..... I'd LOVE a macaw but have never actually met one, some day maybe. Thinking about it, other than a macaw, a great hornbill would be an absoulte dream to meet.

Good luck you two.

One more thing, I had Enzo on a 3 month trial with the option to take her back at any time. As mentioned here, I think we both knew within days it was a great match and a dauntingly steep learning curve for me....

One last thing, what is the cage you have please?

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Old 01-18-2018, 08:02 AM
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Re: Soooooo.....

Quote: Originally Posted by Scott View Post
Congratulations, that is one impressive macaw. Seems Titan has chosen you, so saddle up and enjoy the ride!
He is such a character and beautiful too of course!

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Wow, what a handsome fellow he is. Good luck with your new FID, he sounds fantastic, and I just find it awesome to have a bird with a strong personality as a friend..... I'd LOVE a macaw but have never actually met one, some day maybe. Thinking about it, other than a macaw, a great hornbill would be an absoulte dream to meet.

Good luck you two.

One more thing, I had Enzo on a 3 month trial with the option to take her back at any time. As mentioned here, I think we both knew within days it was a great match and a dauntingly steep learning curve for me....

One last thing, what is the cage you have please?

Shelters are the best place to get macaw experience. Plenty of issues and personalities to deal with. I’ve been with the shelter for 4 years now and the macaws are the easiest to work with for me haha. They are very obvious with their body language and their bite is actually one of the easier ones to deal with!

The cage is a 40x30 Kings cage.
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Re: Soooooo.....

Congrats, to both of you. Keep them pictures and videos coming.
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