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Old 01-22-2019, 08:19 PM
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A few months back my red lored passed away. He was with us for 39 years. So after some thought, my wife and I found a rescue and went through a very lengthy background check.
We are visiting a 30 yr old B&G, a 20 yr old Catalina, and a 10 yr old Military. Were very excited to be rescuing and are even more nervous to see which one will match with us. Looking forward to sharing our experience and bringing home a new permanent feathered family member.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:25 PM
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

It is great that you are adopting! I am also glad to hear you have a lot of past bird experience. I am excited for you and I am sorry for your loss. That must have been very hard
Welcome to the forum- we are happy to learn more about your upcoming adventure!!!

Side-Note: just make sure that, if there was any chance your last bird died of contagious and/or asymptomatic illness, you disinfect things very, very thoroughly (and make sure you allow the house time to air out)- also, vacuum/steam clean/change air filters etc.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:30 PM
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

It's been several months and we've got a new cage, much larger, for him. All heating filters replaced and house thoroughly cleaned. His passing was due to a stroke, so his vet believes. He was 43 yrs old. Never thought to steam clean the entire area where the cage will go. Will do that tomorrow, thank you.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:44 PM
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

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It's been several months and we've got a new cage, much larger, for him. All heating filters replaced and house thoroughly cleaned. His passing was due to a stroke, so his vet believes. He was 43 yrs old. Never thought to steam clean the entire area where the cage will go. Will do that tomorrow, thank you.

It is awesome that you were such devoted "parronts" (he was a lucky bird!)-Again, so sorry for your loss.

Glad to have you with us---sorry to make more work for you at home lol!
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:53 PM
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

So sorry for the loss of your amazon. I believe that he’d be glad that you are adopting a bird in need . I have smaller birds - but all 5 of mine came to me as adults who were given up for one reason or another. I love the bond that you can develop with an adult bird - looking forward to hearing about your journey!
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

Looking forward to see who fits best with us.
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

My deepest condolences for the loss of your Red Lored. May you be comforted by the warm memories of decades long companionship.

Kudos for considering rescue parrots. Will be interesting to see if you are "chosen" by a specific candidate. Good luck, looking forward to learning of your decision!
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:58 AM
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

Welcome! I know how you must miss the little one!
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

Welcome to the community!

So sorry for your loss after 39 years...But I'm glad you've made the decision to add another family member, and that you're planning on rescuing!

And I absolutely LOVE Military Macaws!!! They are one of the Macaw species that is often overlooked and that can be such great companions...
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:14 AM
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Re: Rescuing a Macaw...

Ok, so the 3 macaws we were interested in had several character flaws and the rescue didnt think it would work out. However, a day later a Severe became available. Not very familiar with them, but they seem to loaded with personality. We also like the smaller size as we dont have a very large br e home.
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