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I took Cutie in to get her wings clipped today, and decided to look at the budgies. I would like to get Cutie a friend so she isn’t by herself as much as she is, but my parents won’t let me get another bird. I started dropping subtle hints though, so they might warm up to the idea. I would prefer to wait longer, as I’m not ready to bring a new bird in yet, but I figured I could at least see what they had.

There are 8 budgies. All are young with their baby bars, so I have no idea what gender they are. I don’t want to risk it and get a female, so I’ll have to keep an eye on them. I’m horrible at telling male/female, so I didn’t even try. All of them had white and pink ceres.

I went to look around, and they had a Cinnamon Quaker! I had never seen one before, so I was curious. I don’t have any pictures of it, since it was shy. I was going to try to take it out when I looked over. The bird in the next cage was staring at me, so I said “Hi.” I didn’t expect it to talk back, but it responded with “Hi Emma!”

So Emma got to come out, and she was a sweetheart! She gave me kisses, and said a variety of words. She is 6 years old, and a Hahn’s Macaw (?) The employee wasn’t that talkative, so I’m not sure what they are like. Here are a few pictures of her.







And a quick movie…

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Emma is a cutie!! The Hahn's have all the personality of the big macaws in a tiny package, I love their little voices! They remind me of the little people in the Wizard of Oz! :lol: They can be a little domineering, but if she's that sweet and sociable to strangers at 6 years, she's likely to stay that way if you continue to handle her. I would inquire as to her vocal habits (screaming, anyone? lol), anything about her previous owners, why they couldn't keep her, etc. She may have some baggage you don't know about (my rescue umbrella had an irrational fear of dogs and dark-skinned people). She seems like a little doll, though! There are a few members on here who own Hahn's Macaws and can probably give you some better advice based on personal experience :thumbsup:
 

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First vid, a woman's voice calls out, then a male arm comes into the picture. Woke me up better than coffee. Bravo.

The best description of a mini macaw is it's a mini macaw.
And there is nothing cuter than a large bird being so small.
Except maybe a linnie. Like Columbus' sailing east to reach west, or vice versa, Linnies go so far into cute territory they're almost vile.

So buy a few Hahn's macaws already.
 

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Hi Jill, Emma looks adorable. I have a Hahn's and I can tell you that they can be quite noisy. IMO, they are louder than a Sun Conure. They are definately a Large Macaw but in a smaller body. They also have a tendency to be nippy, although with proper traning and watching for body language it can be under control. Because their beak is larger than a conure for example, they can do more damage. They also require a larger cage. Mine is in a 32" x 23" cage, and I consider it too small for her as she uses every square inch!
I find that like most of the larger birds, a hahn's requires more attention. I would not recommend a macaw for a beginner.
Now that being said, My world revolves around Turbo! LOL!!!!!
I am so in love with my Hahn's, I could not imagine my life without her.:lovehearts:

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Hi Jill, Emma looks adorable. I have a Hahn's and I can tell you that they can be quite noisy. IMO, they are louder than a Sun Conure. They are definately a Large Macaw but in a smaller body. They also have a tendency to be nippy, although with proper traning and watching for body language it can be under control. Because their beak is larger than a conure for example, they can do more damage. They also require a larger cage. Mine is in a 32" x 23" cage, and I consider it too small for her as she uses every square inch!
I find that like most of the larger birds, a hahn's requires more attention. I would not recommend a macaw for a beginner.
Now that being said, My world revolves around Turbo! LOL!!!!!
I am so in love with my Hahn's, I could not imagine my life without her.:lovehearts:

What else would you like to know?
Nope! Thanks for the info! Sounds like she's too advanced for me, as I've only had budgies. I have a feeling she'll be gone by the end of the week with her cute little phrases and sweet personality. The employee did say she was hot and cold, but the way she was acting towards me was friendly. Maybe she just liked me :p
 

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And there is nothing cuter than a large bird being so small.
Except maybe a linnie. Like Columbus' sailing east to reach west, or vice versa, Linnies go so far into cute territory they're almost vile.
I have to say that's probably the funnies analogy related to Linnies I've ever heard! :rofl: I almost had tears in my eyes my boyfriend thinks I'm officially crazy now! :p
 
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