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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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How do I introduce myself to someone else's mini macaw?

Hello still birdless, still doing research, and still parrot-sitting once in a while.

My friend who has birds is preparing to add a new bird to her flock: a Severe Macaw.

I have ZERO experience with macaws. (Only with cockatiels, lories, and eclectus parrots)

Quite frankly, macaws scare me.

Is there something you guys recommend me doing that will help a macaw get use to me and I get used to a macaw?
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Lucky you that severe's aren't as big just be confident and don't show them you're scared. Macaws will test you, especially if it is a young bird!

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if your scared of a macaw that will be your first mistake they can sence it....look for a different bird cockatoos are great

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^I'm not planning to get one! I'm going to pet-sit a macaw who belongs to a close friend of mine. I may not want one of my own but I need to learn to work with them.
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Hello still birdless, still doing research, and still parrot-sitting once in a while.

My friend who has birds is preparing to add a new bird to her flock: a Severe Macaw.

I have ZERO experience with macaws. (Only with cockatiels, lories, and eclectus parrots)

Quite frankly, macaws scare me.

Is there something you guys recommend me doing that will help a macaw get use to me and I get used to a macaw?
I would really think about taking your time and interduce yourself to the bird slowly if macaws scare you maybe they arnt the bird for you look for something less scary

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