Hey- I'm Nikole. I am currently owned by a cinnimon pied/pearled male cockatiel, and a beautiful normal pied female (who is carrying an egg!). I am also mommy to a two year old son, a Doberman (that's the biggest lap dog you'll met), and a man-child husband who couldn't treat me better.
I'm 23 and my husband is going to be 36 this year, and we recently lost a baby in early pregnancy. I have some experience with large birds and was leaning towards an African Grey or a Galah Cockatoo.
Of course I did some CL searching, and have been corresponding back and forth with this guy ( http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/for/3843017229.html
) He said that he is very tame for his wife, whom he chose to be his primary caregiver (that will be me, my husband works 6 /12's and is only home Sundays. My son is in daycare all day long during the week so I definitely have the time. I have very little experience with Macaws, but from reading these e-mails he sounds like he may be a good starter one.
Do any of you have Harequin Macaws? What do you like/dislike about them?
Or should I stick with my original medium sized parrots (the grey and Galah)?
ETA: BTW: The Galah and Grey would come from a VERY well known breeder, Brian from Microbrood Aviary in Oak Park IL. He also has ALL sorts of Macaws. Would I be better off getting a baby, or "rescuing" this guy in need of a good home?
I know I went off topic on my intro, but I figured it was pertinent information :smiles: