Join Date: Apr 2019
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Prepping best I can for next year
Hello everyone, I'm evaluating options for getting a bird early 2020.
Some things about me to give you an idea who you're talking to.
I'm 23 y/o. I have a secure career with good a good income.
I don't play video games and neither me nor my girlfriend have any plans on having children.
As for social life I prefer to entertain guests at my own house. Sometimes I go out but rarely.
I'm handy so making a cage to fit the bird that fits me best is deff an option and probably preferred.
I'm looking for:
A larger bird
I'm very laid back calm person myself and that has been passed to all animals that I've raised so I don't think a bird would be any different.
I want to get home from work, take my bird out and play for a little bit, take it for a walk around the block for fresh air, come back and chill with it while I'm doing what I need to do. The bird can chill with me while I'm doing dishes, while I'm watching a movie (Cuddling with me would be awesome but I understand that's a nurture thing, not souly dependent on breed of bird), while I'm at the table playing cards with friends. The bird will be socialized. No question about that one.
I want to be able to take it on vacations with me also, I'm not going anywhere cold so no worries there, but I don't want to leave it at home with a babysitter for the 2 weeks I go on vacation. (90% Of my vacations I expect to be driving to, I own a luxury truck so there's no shortage of room)
I'd like it to be somewhat quiet but I realize all birds are at least a little vocal. I don't mean a mute, just not conure style.
I want to teach it some stuff and I want to be able to free fly it. In my area I'm not concerned about bald eagles or pterodactyls making a meal of my bird.
I don't care much for looks but the prettier the better
All in all I want it to be part of the family. Not just another pet under my roof. I want to handle it.
To summarize, I need
PS. I LOVE macaws and will lean more towards that bird then any other. If this is not the bird for me please let me know and let me know why.