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Forum: Adoptions/Re-Homing 01-12-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Blue & Gold Macaw

Yes, Mac will be joining a family in Texas in the near future.
Forum: Adoptions/Re-Homing 01-10-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Blue & Gold Macaw

Mac is currently still with us but all expectations are he will be moving to Tx early February.
Forum: Adoptions/Re-Homing 01-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Blue & Gold Macaw

Good morning and happy New Year.

I'll touch base via PM later today, we have to head out for a while this morning.
Forum: Adoptions/Re-Homing 12-11-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By azdesertrhino
Blue & Gold Macaw

We are going to have to re-home our Blue & Gold eventually due to us getting older.

Feel best to start the process now and work to find the right place for Mac.

The right person will be...
Forum: Adoptions/Re-Homing 11-15-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: I have room and love for a parrot in Texas

Did you find a bird. We may have to re-home our B&G Macaw and would require someone very committed etc.
Forum: General Parrot Information 02-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,000
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Mac's play area & some treats

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The walls are a black polycarbonate. The outside corners are aluminum and and all other hardware is stainless steel. If I had it to do over again I would make from a clear...
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-08-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,667
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: is it fair....for the bird??

This is an excellent thread and I struggled with these concerns for some time until I read some of the thoughts here.

when we got Mac, we did a lot of research about costs, time constraints,...
Forum: New Members Welcome 06-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,388
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Attitudes and responses to other members.

Excellent thread.

Even though the entire focus is on the care and protection of the FID, what is meant as advice can be easily construed as criticism.

I find this in e-mails a lot. As someone...
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-02-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,227
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: homemade bird cage

We've been looking in to a new transport cage for MAC. the Acrylic/Stainless one we use is ok but it is kind of heavy.

My thoughts right now are a high grade aluminum.

I wouldn't use any sort...
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-02-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Toys advice

Toys are often found to be unsafe. Not sure about kids toys but hopefully someone with experience in that area will chime in.

Even toys & perches sold as Bird Safe don't always meet the grade.
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Forum: Do It Yourself 05-30-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: using alcohol to tie wood

Something to think about, it seems I read this somewhere.

If "flavors" are used as a dye, there is a potential for the bird to ingest pieces of the wood causing health issues.

There are more...
Forum: Do It Yourself 05-25-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: using alcohol to tie wood

We've used this process with no problems. We allow the died wood to sit for a week or so.

There have been some threads on here regarding the process.
Forum: Cages 04-28-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Can anyone recommend a nail-trimming perch?

We just started using these perches a short time ago for our Macaw. They have made a world of difference in his nails!!
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-28-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,375
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: car travel

We have a acrylic carrier we use for Mac right now but it is starting to show it's age so working on another idea.

Mac at the Grand Canyon.
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Forum: Questions and Answers 04-09-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,206
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: what are the hardest natural wood perches?

I've got a bunch of pecan wood and thought a flat rate box loaded wouldn't be too bad but even shipping on that is costly.
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,206
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: what are the hardest natural wood perches?

Pecan wood is very hard but not sure if it grows in Canada.

What diameters & lengths of wood do your need?
Forum: Macaws 03-21-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: 1 inch rope question

JB Rope is a good supplier if you want to buy a fairly large roll.
Forum: Good Deals 02-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,436
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Pistachio's- where to buy for a reasonable price ?

We have not purchased Pistachios but the nuts we do purchase on line come from NUTS.Com.

High quality, very good customer service. If I can not buy locally, I purchase from them!
Forum: Macaws 02-26-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Waiting for midnight

MAC was in a spot where we did not care for the surroundings or the "customers" that were allowed to come in and handle the birds unsupervised.

We took some training and finished the weaning...
Forum: Macaws 02-26-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Understanding Jibberish

We got the Rosetta Stone program for Parrot, Actually the B&G version. Now everything MAC says is quite understandable. :54::54::54:

There are times he is chattering and I think he is saying one...
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Painting a house

We have been doing a major remodel on our house that has taken months.

Painting, floor replacement, cutting out cabinets etc.

we used low VOC paint and common sense and things have gone well....
Forum: General Parrot Information 02-24-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,998
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Parrots Around Pets

We have cats in the house and are extremely careful about their proximity to Mac.

We make absolutely sure they have no access to our Macaw.
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-24-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By azdesertrhino
Sandy Perch

We've been reading on the advantages and disadvantages of concrete and abrasive perches to help in the nail maintenance of Mac Macaw.

Concrete doesn't sound so great and I know there are unsafe...
Forum: Hatch Dates 02-15-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By azdesertrhino
Happy Hatchday MAC!!

Mac turned 3 yesterday 02-14-13. We will be having his Hatchday Party in the near future.

This is a picture from last years Hatchday Party!
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Forum: Questions and Answers 01-13-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By azdesertrhino
Re: Home renovations?

We're going through this same process through the whole house.

I think the noise and "Change" bothers MAC more than any fumes etc.

We tend to open up and air out even though we are using low...
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