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Old 02-07-2019, 07:21 PM
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Looking for friends for our parrot Scarlet Macaw

Hi, everyone!
We just moved from California to New Jersey, Cherry Hill, and brought with them our beautiful bird, Rita (Scarlet Macaw). We don't know anyone here yet
and would like to meet someone who has similar birds. Maybe our Rita will make friends with your bird and will go to visit her, or Vice versa- your bird will come to visit Rita and stay with us for a while.
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Re: Looking for friends for our parrot Scarlet Macaw

Depending on response, you might not be near ParrotForums members. I'd suggest seeking local bird and similar social clubs. Might check via Google or ask local business such as pet supply stores and veterinarians for guidance.
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Re: Looking for friends for our parrot Scarlet Macaw

Welcome to the Community!!! I'm glad you found us, and hope you'll stick around!!!

You're in Cherry Hill, NJ, so you're quite close to Philly, and there are several parrot clubs in the Philly area. If you do a Google search for "Philadelphia Parrot Clubs" you should find several links to their Facebook pages...

****Just a word of caution to you (I don't know your level of parrot experience or knowledge of Avian medicine/health, so I'm just making sure that you're aware of this...You do not EVER want to simply take your bird out and allow them contact with other birds that you don't know well...Forgetting all the bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections that birds can pass to one-another, what you really need to be concerned about are the many Avian Viral Diseases, most of which result severe neurological issues and eventually death...You always want to get to know that owners of the birds first, and get to know them very well, and you always need to ask them about the level of Avian Veterinary care that they give their birds on a yearly or bi-yearly basis...I would highly suggest that you never allow your Macaw to have contact with ANY other bird unless they get regular Wellness-Exams every single year at the least, and that include Fecal Culture and Microscopy/Gram-Stain testing, but more-importantly routine Blood-Work...Also, you always need to find out how many other birds they have contact with on a regular basis, because pretty-much all of the very serious, life-threatening Avian Viral Diseases are either airborne, or are extremely contagious due to shedding of the virus by the bird, and are contracted by contact with the bird's dander, feather/feather dust, and/or feces...

Parrots are not at all like any other type of "pet"...Parrots don't get regular vaccinations to protect them from Avian Viral or Bacterial Diseases like Dogs, Cats, most Rodents, etc. do. And unfortunately most Parrot owners do not ever take their birds to an Avian Vet unless they are sick or injured, and they totally ignore Wellness-Exams...And of course the other side to this topic is that most Parrots do not instantly start playing with other birds like dogs do at the Dog-Park...Parrots for relationships with each other over-time, and are usually not willing to form close-bonds with other birds that are not members of their "Flock", that's just a part of being Flock-Animals. We never know how two birds are going to interact with each other or what type of bond they are going to form with each other, if any...This is exactly why the rule for parrot owners needs to always be "NEVER bring home a second bird for your first bird, ONLY bring home another bird because YOU want another bird, and ALWAYS go into bringing home another bird under the assumption that they will not ever be able to be out with your current bird"...They may love each other and bond closely, they may like each other but not bond closely, they may simply tolerate each other, they may dislike each other and want nothing to do with each other, and they may hate each other and be aggressive with each other...And there is no way at all to know what type of relationship two birds are going to have until they are slowly introduced IN STEPS and OVER TIME...And this is what makes setting-up "Play-Dates" and finding "friends" for birds very difficult, as it takes time to see if it will ever work-out or not, it's not something that you'll know by simply putting them together for the first time...
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