What size harness for Hahns macaw?

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Hi, what size of Aviator harness is ideal for Hahns macaw? My feathered baby is a year old and 140grams. I tried the XS few months ago when he was around 130 grams - based on the Aviator harness size chart suggestion and I felt it was small for him so returned it but I could be wrong too as I never got to put it on him completely as he always ended up getting tangled in it while I was trying to get him wear it which is the reason I felt it's small for him.
 

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Hi, what size of Aviator harness is ideal for Hahns macaw? My feathered baby is a year old and 140grams. I tried the XS few months ago when he was around 130 grams - based on the Aviator harness size chart suggestion and I felt it was small for him so returned it but I could be wrong too as I never got to put it on him completely as he always ended up getting tangled in it while I was trying to get him wear it which is the reason I felt it's small for him.
I have an Aviator and an Avianweb harness for my Harlequin macaw. And I (and Pancho) like Avianweb better. Avianweb will personalize for free, and will help with sizing (and even replace with different size if it's wrong).
 

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I always recommend getting one size larger then indicated, it make learning to accept the harness a lot easier, specifically the head loop is bigger. Once he is trained to readily accept it, you can go down a size. Patience is needed to go thru the gradual process of using a harness. It took me and Salty a whole year of nightly training with the Aviator until he wouldn't freak out. Now he is calm and collected when getting into it.
 

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