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Seeing as I eventually want a macaw, I was wondering on your opinions on the different species of macaws. I was originally thinking Blue and Gold Macaw, but I want to consider other species as well. (And Daisy, don't even say Hyacinth! I already know a lot about Hyacinths.) I will probably be getting this macaw a little bit after I get my African Grey, which will be after I graduate, just to give you an idea.

So yeah, and opinions or ideas on macaws would be great!




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If I ever got a macaw it would be a scarlet or a hybrid. Mom my had 2 blue and golds they were loud with this screech. That turned me off on them.

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I think Scarlets are gorgeous! The reason I originally wanted a Blue and Gold Macaw was because they seemed easier to handle and had a nicer personality than other macaws like the Scarlet. But now I don't think I'll mind as much, so that's why I'm looking into my other options and getting your opinions.




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I think Scarlets are gorgeous! The reason I originally wanted a Blue and Gold Macaw was because they seemed easier to handle and had a nicer personality than other macaws like the Scarlet. But now I don't think I'll mind as much, so that's why I'm looking into my other options and getting your opinions.
See that's why I like scarlets there pretty a blue and gold is kinda blah. If I ever get one it HAS to be a baby.

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As we all know macaws can be REALLY loud.

Blue and golds are really fun and really love to play. They're very social birds and need a lot of attention. They like to get what they want when they want it and they aren't afraid to scream at you if you don't do it!

Scarlets are known to be real show offs. I have found that the scarlets are far more nippy then any other kind of macaw and like to show you they're better than you. They're fairly social birds but they're a big no no for high perches. If they get above you then you will most likely be bullied by it.

My personal favourite for loving birds are green wing macaws. They're huge, gentle giants (like the hyacinth hehe) and adore being around people. They love to be around you and don't like you leaving them alone. They tend to show off a bit too from what I have seen.

Military macaws are a lot like blue and gold but in a slightly smaller package. They're highly under estimated.

I don't know much about the other macaws, but I hope this helps a tiny bit. This is from what I have generally seen looking around

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Don't get me wrong, I think all macaws are pretty!
Blue and Gold Macaws are very pretty, not "blah."




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and Rachel I think the blue and golds have to be my favourite for colouring

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As we all know macaws can be REALLY loud.

Blue and golds are really fun and really love to play. They're very social birds and need a lot of attention. They like to get what they want when they want it and they aren't afraid to scream at you if you don't do it!

Scarlets are known to be real show offs. I have found that the scarlets are far more nippy then any other kind of macaw and like to show you they're better than you. They're fairly social birds but they're a big no no for high perches. If they get above you then you will most likely be bullied by it.

My personal favourite for loving birds are green wing macaws. They're huge, gentle giants (like the hyacinth hehe) and adore being around people. They love to be around you and don't like you leaving them alone. They tend to show off a bit too from what I have seen.

Military macaws are a lot like blue and gold but in a slightly smaller package. They're highly under estimated.

I don't know much about the other macaws, but I hope this helps a tiny bit. This is from what I have generally seen looking around
Are you saying macaws ain't for an apartment?

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Very helpful, Daisy!
See how I targeted you when I said NO HYACINTHS. I knew you'd find a way to mention Hyacinths in your post, though.
Haha, but I'd also strongly consider a Hyacinth, but they are expensive birds and a bit rarer than the others, so I'm not too sure I'd be able to buy one. At least not while I'm in college.




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and Rachel I think the blue and golds have to be my favourite for colouring
There colors are ok but not my favorite.

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Very helpful, Daisy!
See how I targeted you when I said NO HYACINTHS. I knew you'd find a way to mention Hyacinths in your post, though.
Haha, but I'd also strongly consider a Hyacinth, but they are expensive birds and a bit rarer than the others, so I'm not too sure I'd be able to buy one. At least not while I'm in college.
I'd be amazed if you could afford one at all I seen them priced 10,000$

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I think a military would be nice for you. Not many people give them a chance! I've handled them and they're pretty lovely! Is it just a large macaw you want or would you consider the smaller eg. Hahn's, yellow-collared etc?

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I'd personally like a large macaw, but it really depends who I fall in love with. I think I'd probably go with a Scarlet or a Blue and Gold. At the Bird Farm, Blue and Golds go for $1200 and Scarlets go for $1500.




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Beware of the hormonal scarlets haha!

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See, that's what I've heard. Scarlets are moodier and just not as layed back.




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Yuhuh, maybe have that as a second macaw

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What I really want to do is handle some before I make a decision. Kind of compare them. I could probably do a lot of that at the Bird Farm.




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Ask them more near the time! What year do you graduate I forgot sorry?

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2013. You?




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Is your graduation when you leave school for good? If so that's may for me

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