I am fairly new to parrots so I came here for your expert advice. I have an uncle that has had parrots ever since I can remember. I have wanted one for myself as far back as I can remember, but other than my uncle's birds I haven't been around that many. I've been reading about them for years and I already know what to expect when I get my own as far as messy, noisy, demanding, can be moody, etc. But that's no worry for me, I want my bird to love me as much as I already love it, it's going to be my best friend! Plus, I am good with animals and have always been responsible with my pet friends and my uncle said he thinks I will do good, because I asked him first. I've been saving up to get a bird since I was 12 and now that I have a regular job I can pay for vets and food and everything. So on to my questions.
1. My first question is how to introduce myself to a new bird I don't know. I don't want to scare or make any birds mad at me right when I meet them. I only know my uncle's birds and I don't really remember how I met them or how I acted. What is the best way so I'm off to a good start?
2. Since my uncle has three birds and I am good with them, even babysat them when my uncle goes on vacations, I kind of have my heart set on a Hahn's Macaw. It wouldn't be as big and I guess some wouldn't think they are as pretty as my uncle's blue one but I think it's a perfect size for me since I don't have a ton of room.
That's my questions because I've already thought this over and read a whole lot. But any advice would be great. Thank you