At this time we are hand-feeding three little African Grey babies.
Gabby our Military Macaw…where to start! Gabby is the first bird we have ever owned. We found out we were getting her in June 2010 and brought her home in October, during our wait until she could come home we spent countless hours researching what to do to take care of a Macaw, there are so many do’s and don’ts that are so very important. Getting a Macaw is definitely not something to be taken lightly; there are so many rules because they are such a sensitive bird, especially their respiratory systems. Our macaw Gabby is a wonderful bird and she is part of the family. She requires an immense amount of time and attention, only after months of research were we comfortable enough to bring Gabby home. Having a Macaw is really like having a child. She is very loving and she loves to snuggle and spend time with our family. She eats dinner with us at the table every night, and we are up every morning between 5 and 5:30 to fix her breakfast and have 1-2 hours of “out of cage” time before we have to leave for the day. Gabby also has to have lots of cage toys to play with when she is alone to keep her busy so she doesn't get lonely, and if we are home she is out of her cage with free roam of the house. (We chose a cage that measures approximately 3 ft deep x 4 feet wide x 5 feet tall, which was purchased with the help and advice of the aviary.) Of course she requires constant supervision because she does not understand that power cords and woodwork are not acceptable chew toys. She is such a great bird and we love having her around. She is this way because of her first few months with Jodie. Jodie spends a great deal of time with her babies to make sure that they are friendly and lovable. Her birds are also raised around other animals and children so that when they go to their new homes they are much more relaxed. George and Jodie opened their home to us while they were weaning Gabby and we were welcome to visit as much as we liked, which was wonderful for bonding and asking questions. I am very pleased with our experience, it has not been easy because it takes time for these precious babies to realize that you are their family and you have to earn their trust. The time we have put in has been very rewarding and although Gabby is only 6 months old and does not talk much yet, we understand each other just as a mother does with their own children. If you are considering getting a baby macaw, CNY aviary is the right place to turn to. This aviary was and still is very helpful with the purchase of our first macaw, George and Jodie have made themselves available 24/7 for and questions or problems that may arise. They are still always willing to help us with anything. I still have concerns with Gabby because we are first time bird owners that I contact Jodie about, from when to clip her nails and wings to getting through the first molting of the feathers. So when choosing to buy a macaw be sure you do the research and be prepared to get unconditional love from and incredible baby bird for the next 80 years or so!
Gabby our Military Macaw…where to start! Gabby is the first bird we have ever owned. We found out we were getting her in June 2010 and brought her home in October, during our wait until she could come home we spent countless hours researching what to......more
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