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December 1, 2007

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Bowie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bowie
Age: Five and a half months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Capri Macaw
Home: Oregon, USA
   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".

Bowie, the Pet of the Day

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