||One year old|
||Central Texas, USA|
are my Greenwing Macaws, ReaRea and Miri. They're both at one year old
(well, one is, other will be next month). They have the same parents, but
were hatched one clutch apart. ReaRea (upside down one) is the oldest, queen
of the flock and best personality of all our birds, very loving and
affectionate. Miri is more standoffish, not nearly as outgoing but can be
when she wants to be. Miri is the flyer, and flies everywhere, while Rea
prefers walking everywhere. They are not really that vocal unless they want
something, but what bird isn't? There' a reason folks say having a Macaw is
like having a permanent two-year-old! Favorite treats ... well, that's a tossup
between chicken and pizza, but they love anything, especially anything we are
eating. I have to put them up whenever I cook.
I had birds about thirty years ago, and our Hahn's Macaw was our first together
(and my wife's first). Our breeder is a close friend/ex-neighbor, and a year
ago it was the first time her Greenwings had three clutches in one season so she
was sort of overwhelmed. We've found it is much more fun having more than one
since they help entertain each other, and in doing so, entertain us as well!
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