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Well, I have a new addition to my family tonight - I was able to bring home Goober, the Severe Macaw! :clap: :D :thumbsup: :lovehearts: I'm so excited! He's one of my hand-fed babies from the pet shop who has been there for 1 year and never found a home because... well... he's a severe macaw! :rolleyes: He's a little moody and temperamental with people he doesn't know well. I can flip him upside down, he does back flips, front flips, plays dead, swings around... I can do anything with him. But someone he doesn't know he'll stand on and tolerate and bite if they push the issue - fairly standard macaw :lol: I'll post some pictures later, tonight he's adjusting to the new home and cage :yesnod:
 

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Heyyy congrats!!! Can't wait to see sum pics!! Is this the same macaw u were telling us about in the other thread?
 

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Yes, this is the macaw from the other thread :lovehearts: Here are some photos and a video! I got him to do some of his tricks - this bird loves to be thrown around I've never seen anything like it!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO-V07v4tYo"]YouTube - Goober Swinging[/ame]
 

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He's just the coolest thing :lovehearts: I've always wanted a big bird and never dreamed I could get my hands on him!! I used to hate severe macaws (grew up with my grandfather's severe who sent me to the hospital for stitches) but he's the sweetest. I really think he's mildly mentally handicapped... When we got him his mother had plucked him nearly bald at 4 weeks old and threw him out of the nest. He didn't wean out until he was around 7 months old so he definitely has some emotional issues because of it and I think he's just not quite right. But I love him so much! He's so passive compared to other severe's I've worked with. Not nearly as moody. :rolleyes:
 

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I really think he's mildly mentally handicapped... When we got him his mother had plucked him nearly bald at 4 weeks old and threw him out of the nest. He didn't wean out until he was around 7 months old so he definitely has some emotional issues because of it and I think he's just not quite right.
Aw, that's so sad. :(
But he is in GREAT hands (yours, that is) so I'm sure he will be cared for to the utmost extreme of excellence. Special birds always have that special spark. ;)
 
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Thanks Nick :wink: He's already spoiled rotten, took his first shower with momma today :lol: LOVED it!
 

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as long as you spoil him like you are he'll be fine! I'm glad he's getting a chance at a good, normal life.
 

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Me too :lovehearts: I'm so glad to have him at the house. Whenever I come upstairs I get a pleasant 'hello!'
 

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He is spoiled and we love him. He just needs to quit drawing blood from the real MOM of the house. I don't need another earring hole! love you Jenn.
 

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Ohhhh your poor mom, ouch!!!! Goober is a beauty and a ham, maybe one day he will be putty in your mom's hands too. Here's hoping :thumbsup:
 

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Oh he is a sweetie! Congratulations!! Love the video!:thumbsup: Has he ever tried to get your earrings? I can't wear earrings around my birds, Zoe especially, she immediately pulls them off. The linnies will try also, so just don't wear them at home.
 

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Oh, he took one out yesterday :rolleyes: I don't wear nice or expensive jewelry anymore. I get the 10 pack little plastic colored studs at Target anymore! :lol: But working 40 hours a week with parrots plus living with a house full you learn very quickly to not wear anything you value! I had two (thankfully cheap) rings actually crushed in half on my fingers in my first week there by a Green Wing Macaw! :eek: They had to be bent with pliers and cut off! :lol:
 

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Oh, he took one out yesterday :rolleyes: I don't wear nice or expensive jewelry anymore. I get the 10 pack little plastic colored studs at Target anymore! :lol: But working 40 hours a week with parrots plus living with a house full you learn very quickly to not wear anything you value! I had two (thankfully cheap) rings actually crushed in half on my fingers in my first week there by a Green Wing Macaw! :eek: They had to be bent with pliers and cut off! :lol:
Good grief. I am referring to the rings on your fingers. I have a very healthy respect for birds with strong beaks.
 
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