||Ten, Seven years old|
||Harlequin, Blue and Gold macaw|
is a Harlequin macaw (mixed blue and gold and greenwing) and
Georgie is a blue and gold macaw. We have had Ziggy since she was
about three years old. We bought her from a bird breeder and fell in
love with her in an instant! The minute we walked in the door she was
whistling at us, trying to get our attention, and saying... "Here
kitty, kitty kitty... meow" and calling the pet cat into the
room! The minute we took her home, we noticed she had a personality
of her own. She loves to cuddle in the sheets and rolls over on her
back and sings at a high pitched tune with me. The minute the closet
door is open, she goes flying into there, laughing (like Oprah
Winfrey) and says "Quack Quack" Recently she started
imitating the dog next door...and when we say..."where is
Zeus" (the German Shepherd) she'll say, "ruff ruff"
Just the other day...I came home and I heard..."Valerie, gimme a
kiss, don't go bye bye." She has a huge vocabulary, and picks up
words, only when she wants to! She will even imitate a motorcycle
going by... by saying... "vroooom, vroooom..." and she
almost knows when they shift gears...because she'll pause in between!
Her latest is hearing the phone ring, and before we can pick it up,
she'll babble... "helllooooooo hello hello, huuuhhhh..."
almost like she knows what we will say.
We have had Georgie since a baby. We still have his egg at home.
Macaws eggs are about half the size of a regular store bought egg.
His favorite acts are playing dead...you can say "bang" and
he will flip over on his back and tilt his head over like he is
When we told him, "No, No, bad bird, don't bite" and shook
our finger at him, he picked up on it, so now he'll say "No, No,
don't bite," and shake his paw up and down! The vet says he has
high cholesterol so we have to cut back on the nuts for now, which
doesn't make him too much of a happy camper. He loves car rides and
will sit almost on the dash looking around at anything he can see. He
picked up when things are dropped to say, "uh oh" His
vocabulary his growing day by day... it's almost having about a
three-year-old for life! They are great!
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