||Five and a half months old|
Bowie is a third generation hybrid macaw known as a Capri--a cross
between a Camelot Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw. His grandparents were a
Catalina Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw. His great-grandparents were a
Scarlet Macaw and a Blue and Gold Macaw, making Bowie 7/8ths Scarlet
Macaw, and 1/8th Blue and Gold Macaw. Bowie's yellow-dominant coloring
is fairly unusual and highly sought-after.
Bowie's chainsaw crow buddy is "Poe" - you can see him better in the
picture below, which also shows all of Bowie's looooooong tail feathers!
Bowie is just a baby, at 5 3/4 months of age, so he hasn't learned any
new tricks, yet, although he does know what to do when I ask him to
"step up". He's still learning to talk, in fact. So far, he's only
said "hello" and "step up".
His personality is independent. He is "in love" with my baby girl
Scarlet, who is three weeks younger than he is. He doesn't like to be away
from her at all. He came to me clipped, but she's flighted, and he gets
worried when she flies away from him to me or another perch. I guess
you could say that he's devoted to Rowan, but humans, so far, are mostly
perches, food dispensers, and transportation modes :-). He does like
snuggles just before feeding, and whenever he's in the mood. Otherwise,
he'd just as soon be left to play with his "girlfriend".
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