Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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There is a seven or so, maybe older, green wing who frequents my bird store. He is the owner's bird. He has developed a fondness for one of the employees - a male. Even his owner, who has had him since he was first being hand-fed, won't try to handle him when this employee is around. She just isn't that fond of being bitten. The bird is a surgically sexed male. The owner is a female. The employee the bird has developed the attachment to is a male.
I would never try to handle that bird. I am not comfortable around the huge birds. However, even the other employees, who almost all own large macaws themselves, will not try to handle that bird when his favorite person is in the store - except for one particular employee. There is one employee who insists that he can still handle that bird no matter who is around, and he does handle him - but he always pays for it. The bird bites him hard every time.
I do not have a macaw. I do not pretend to be able to give you any advice about macaws. This is simply an observation of one seven year old green wing male and his behavior around his new favorite person. The owner tells me; however, that perhaps this enchantment with this one employee will fade one day as quickly as it began. In the mean time, she doesn't let it bother her. Her bird is still her bird, even with all of his foibles.
Last edited by nanay; 06-29-2011 at 12:21 PM.