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Can anyone recommend a breeder for either a Scarlet or a B&G macaw? I can't seem to find a decent one that ships to my location and I can't make the trip out of state (No one seems to have ANY breeders or rescues in Arkansas -_-)
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http://www.birdbreeders.com/BreederSearch.aspx I hope that came up with the results, I found 4 breeders where you live

Without sounding totally rude, do you think you're ready for a macaw? And a scarlet at that? Baby macaws may be wonderful but a sexually maturing bird can leave you with some nasty injuries! I don't recommend them at all. If you really want one, the best to get would be a bird that has already hit sexual maturity. If you don't have a rescue, fine! But by all means look around on craigslist and stuff. I like to recommend the smaller macaws to people because they're not half the size but they have just as much personality. If you haven't already, have a good look into the Hahn's macaw. I looked after a couple for a while and they're awesome birds. Considerably larger than your green cheek conure, but nothing on a blue and gold or scarlet macaw

I hope I haven't offended you! I really do. I just want to make sure that people make an informed decision when it comes to these birds because they really are difficult to care for

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I don't know of any breeders to recommend, unfortunately. All my breeder connections were back in FL and they don't ship. Good luck finding one! Just be wary with the scarlets - they're one of the most difficult companion birds for their moodiness and unpredictability. Be ready to take a few bites and forgive immediately, because if they see they've hurt you, physically or emotionally, then they will use that to their advantage, clever boogers I speak from experience, scarlets are very similar in temperament to severes, just larger and every scarlet/severe I've met pretty much likes ONE person in the family (not always the person who wanted the bird) and even bites/nips them fairly regularly, especially when hormonal or during breeding season



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http://www.birdbreeders.com/BreederSearch.aspx I hope that came up with the results, I found 4 breeders where you live

Without sounding totally rude, do you think you're ready for a macaw? And a scarlet at that? Baby macaws may be wonderful but a sexually maturing bird can leave you with some nasty injuries! I don't recommend them at all. If you really want one, the best to get would be a bird that has already hit sexual maturity. If you don't have a rescue, fine! But by all means look around on craigslist and stuff. I like to recommend the smaller macaws to people because they're not half the size but they have just as much personality. If you haven't already, have a good look into the Hahn's macaw. I looked after a couple for a while and they're awesome birds. Considerably larger than your green cheek conure, but nothing on a blue and gold or scarlet macaw

I hope I haven't offended you! I really do. I just want to make sure that people make an informed decision when it comes to these birds because they really are difficult to care for

Um, actually I have owned macaws in the past. I grew up around 3 of them, so I am aware of what they are like and what they can do. Cinnamon (the scarlet that my dad got for me when I was 12) is still living with my parents and my dad refuses to give her to me because he got very attached to her. The other 2 were B&Gs and one was given to my sister when she moved out and the other one was too aggressive, so he was rehomed to a family friend. Cinnamon was my girl. She followed me everywhere and moving away had left a void in my heart.

so yes, i am ready for one, haha. It's just the money!
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