||Nine years old|
||Severe Macaw (Ara Severa)|
||Sacramento, California, USA|
is special because she is so trusting. She was adopted out of a
home that did not understand her therefore she was left not cared for.
Even after all of the awful things people had done to her, as soon as we
took her home she gave her heart to us. She is truly an inspiration and
the world would be a better place if everyone were as forgiving and
trusting of others as she.
Jimmy loves to go on car rides (and sing to the radio) and to the pet
stores where she grabs toys off she shelves as we walk by. She knows how
to wave and sit on her back like a baby. In the picture Jimmy is playing
hide and seek, one of her favorite games. Although she truly is my baby
and is very affectionate to me, because of her past, it takes her a
while to warm up to strangers. She eventually gets used to all those who
take the time with her and is a real sweetie.
Jimmy is my first macaw, my first bird bigger than a lovebird actually.
We had been thinking of getting a bird for a while, a Sun Conure
possibly, something smaller until Jimmy came along. I heard about her
online and decided just to look at her. We drove about three hours away and
as soon as I saw her it was love at first sight. She was in a cage with
no toys, dirty water, and only one perch. As soon as we got her home she
became my baby, even after all of her neglect, she never lost her
capacity to love people. In her spare time she likes to sit with her big
brother Pirate on her manzanita play gym and eat treats. Her favorite
treat are peanuts.
She lives with her mom, dad, big brother Pirate (a yellow-naped amazon),
two lovebirds, and two cockatiels in Sacramento, CA.