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OK, here is the update so far on Cha Cha Coconut the 3 year old Greenwing. I spoke to my wife about homing him over the weekend and she said it was up to me, but she wasn't too thrilled with such a large bird that has the ability to be quite noisy & a big enough beak to do some serious damage. But if it's what I really wanted then it was up to me.
But then she brought out the BIG GUNS. She pointed out that I have always been a one pet person and since I'm retired, I devote most of my time to Tiki our 16 month old Senegal. She also pointed out how Tiki has bonded with me and dearly loves spending time with me to the point I leave the house she raises a ruckus. So her point of that is, how is Tiki going to handle having another bird invading her territory and having to share her time with me. I would have to spend more time with the Cha Cha until he gets used to us and his new surroundings.
She is right about me and Tiki, I love spending time with her and I would have to split my time between the two birds. But like I told her, Senegals are more cuddly than most Macaws. Tiki will always be able to ride on my shoulder and sit in my lap or on my knee (which is where she likes to sit). But Macaws or more restrained, I wouldn't allow him to ride on my shoulder. He would either be on my arm, on his cage or on his perch. He will also have the ability to walk around if he chooses.
So, I'm really at a quandrey here. I really would like to home Cha Cha, and for some reason know one has stepped up to give him a home. So it seems like he's meant to be with us.