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Old 07-12-2019, 01:54 PM
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Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Hi!!! I've been lurking around on here for a while but finally decided I should introduce myself, since you guys all seem nice.

A couple of months ago I became the owner of a young Greenwing Macaw, Tomato. She's the first bird that I've ever owned, which I know, I know, way to throw myself into the deep end. That being, things have been going well these last couple of months and she's remarkably well behaved compared to most of the other birds I've dealt with.

Before getting her I did do a lot of research. Like ridiculous amounts of research to make sure I knew, at least in theory, what I was signing myself up for. I also had the luck to volunteer at a zoo and babysit some of my neighbours' birds, which is how I got experience with handling large birds.

I am always looking to learn more, and I would love to hear any suggestions or recommendations anyone has.

I look forward to hearing from you and being part of the community!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:20 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Hello! New Macaw owner here too!! I felt the same way (about posting)!! I had smaller birds growing up, but this is my 1st large bird. Merlin is a 19 year old B&G Macaw, and I got him from a rescue. Have had him for about a month now, and he is a total Mama's Boy!!

I did alot of research also, but really the bird chose me - and plunged feet first into the exciting world of these loving balls of energy. LOL Nice to meet you and looking forward to hearing what advise others can offer.

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Old 07-12-2019, 04:35 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Welcoming all Macs!
Glad you came out of the shadows!!!!I enjoy the different ideas and takes on issues discussed here. Helps you think of stuff you didn't think of lol
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:59 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Welcome! Hope you’ll share pics of Tomato (we love pictures lol). This is a great forum, with lots of people willing to share and help - hope you enjoy
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:54 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Quote: Originally Posted by MerlinsMom View Post
Hello! New Macaw owner here too!! I felt the same way (about posting)!! I had smaller birds growing up, but this is my 1st large bird. Merlin is a 19 year old B&G Macaw, and I got him from a rescue. Have had him for about a month now, and he is a total Mama's Boy!!

I did alot of research also, but really the bird chose me - and plunged feet first into the exciting world of these loving balls of energy. LOL Nice to meet you and looking forward to hearing what advise others can offer.

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Merlin is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing the picture! It's nice to meet you and your bird as well.

I totally understand about the bird choosing you!! I was not planning on getting a Greenwing macaw when I started looking for a parrot, but Tomato showed up and she decided for me, lol.

Tomato's still a baby, almost a year old. So I get to look forward to a long and exciting journey with her. Tomato has a bit of a weird history since she was raised at a research facility, so that's my theory of why she's so well behaved.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:03 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Welcome to the forum cnidarian and Tomato, this forum is a great place to do some research, believe it or not, every time I had a question, I would google it, and it brought me to a post on this forum, after more of those encounters than I cared to count, I decided to join the forum and now conduct my searches directly from the forums search bar. Enjoy your stay, and as was previously stated, we just adore pictures here, look foreword to meeting and reading more about Tomato. By the way, what part of the country are you in? I didn't see it next to your name, you probably haven't filled in your profile information yet though.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:24 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Thank you for the warm welcome!!

And I hope that by owning her, eventually I'll get better at taking photos!!



This is Tomato doing things that give me a heart attack, lol.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:29 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Welcome to you and Tomato! I hope she doesn’t destroy her cage too quickly!
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:35 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Quote: Originally Posted by cnidarian View Post
Thank you for the warm welcome!!

And I hope that by owning her, eventually I'll get better at taking photos!!



This is Tomato doing things that give me a heart attack, lol.
No need for improvement, that's a great picture!!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:31 PM
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Re: Hello!! New macaw owner here!

Welcome to you and your beautiful Tomato!

I'd recommend perusing through our Macaw Forum and reading threads of interest. This is one of the most informative: Big Beak O Phobes Guide to Understanding Macaw Beaks...
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