||Scarlett, Greenwing Macaw|
||Genoa, West Virginia, USA|
are my two Macaws, Jack and Lizzie, they were rescued by a lady I
once worked for. Their previous owner was going to wring their necks!
He kept them in a small closet-like room, and Jack, who is a Scarlett
Macaw, had chewed holes in the ceiling and was trying to make a nest up
there. As a result he got insulation all over him and lost all of his
body feathers. Lizzie, the Greenwing, did not have much feather damage,
just from Jack pulling on her.
The lady who rescued them tried to keep them herself but did not know
much about birds. She remembered I had parrots and came to my home and
asked if I wanted them. She did not even know what kind of birds they
were, just said she had two red birds. I thought maybe she had Lorries
or Rosellas, I was shocked and awed when I saw two Macaws! I took them
home that day. Their cage was much too small and I had another cage here
which was larger, but also too small. But they were out of the cage all
day until bedtime and I bought lots of toys and swings for them too.
This about as close as they get to each other now that they have a big
cage and are out all day. Jack bullied Lizzie when they were in their
other home crammed into in that little cage, so she kind of keeps her
distance even though I have not seen him attempt to boss her around recently.
They are both sweet and funny birds. Jack is slowly regrowing feathers
and enjoys his baths. Both are so smart and playful and not nippy at
all, which is amazing considering their past. They can talk well for
Macaws, and they laugh! It is so funny to hear them. I love them both
very much and when I look at them it is hard to fathom that their owner
wanted to kill them. I feel extremely fortunate to have these wonderful
birds in my life.
I recently bought them a huge cage, so big that I can get inside it!
Jack is regrowing his feathers, though it can take a long time as they
grow back in stages. They are doing great now, and I look forward to
many happy, healthy years with them in the future.
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