Hahn's Macaws

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Hahn's Macaws

Post by JACK FLE » Fri, 22 Apr 1994 01:12:00



This is my first excursion onto the superhighway newsgroup and I am
pleased to see so much activity here.  My wife is active on the
Prodigy bird conference, but I prefer these kinds of forums.

We purchased a little Hahn's macaw about five months ago and he has
turned out to be the star of our bird show!  He is the fourth addition
to our avian family, and we couldn't be more pleased.  I wonder if
there are others who would like to share experiences with this
mini-macaw breed?

Andy (or possibly Andie) seems to get along well with the immediate
menbers of the family, but is shy around strangers.  He wasn't like
this at first and would go to anyone.  Is this to be expected as he
grows older and more accustomed to his new digs?  Perhaps it would be
better if we took him out more and exposed him to the BIG world.


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Hahn's Macaws

Post by Thomas A. Li » Tue, 26 Apr 1994 11:03:32



Quote:

> We purchased a little Hahn's macaw about five months ago and he has
> turned out to be the star of our bird show!  He is the fourth addition
> to our avian family, and we couldn't be more pleased.  I wonder if
> there are others who would like to share experiences with this
> mini-macaw breed?

> Andy (or possibly Andie) seems to get along well with the immediate
> menbers of the family, but is shy around strangers.  He wasn't like
> this at first and would go to anyone.  Is this to be expected as he
> grows older and more accustomed to his new digs?  Perhaps it would be
> better if we took him out more and exposed him to the BIG world.

Hi Jack,

There are a number of people on rec.pets.birds who have either hahn's,
noble's, or yellow-collared macaws.  There is even a faq about mini-macaws
that gets posted to this newsgroup every month.

We have a hahn's who is 3 years old.  His name is Mr Chips and he is such a
delightful little buddy.  He rules the flock since he believes he is a full
sized macaw.  Our other birds are a blue-fronted amazon, a***atiel, and a
blue-headed pionus.  He's extremely expressive and has quite a vocabulary
of words that he associates with the action.

Chips is very cautious with people outside the family and we have found it
is best to keep him in the cage when those he sees as outsiders are around.
 He actually bites us as a warning of danger, so we try to eliminate as
many possibilities of getting bit as possible.  WHen he is in his cage, he
will flirt and be a real clown with the visitors (he feels safe in his
home).  Each bird is different, and as your's grows up he will acclimate to
the situations he experiences.

Stay in touch and say "Hello. What's up?" to Andy from Mr Chips.

Tom & Winnie...


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Post by francine.s.litofs » Wed, 27 Apr 1994 10:36:20


I read your E-mail about Hahn's macaws.  I have an almost eight month old
Noble macaw.  He's real fun.  He loves people and loves to visit with
them when they come to the house.  I think every bird is different but
Hahn's and Nobles are just subspecies of the same species.  However, a
Hahn's I saw in a pet shop while I was on vacation seemed to be quite
shy.  BTW, yellow-collared macaws are another species of macaw
but I think they are fairly similar in personality.  Any comments?

I don't know how these macaws do with other birds.  I am considering a second
bird, likely either a blue-headed or Mazimillian Pionus.  Does anyone have any
comment on whether the Noble and the Pionus would get along?

I'd like to keep in touch so we can compare notes on how our birds are doing.  

Francine

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Li » Thu, 28 Apr 1994 02:04:26



Quote:

>I read your E-mail about Hahn's macaws.

>                           *** stuff deleted ***

> I don't know how these macaws do with other birds.  I am considering a second
> bird, likely either a blue-headed or Mazimillian Pionus.  Does anyone have any
> comment on whether the Noble and the Pionus would get along?

Francine,

You didn't give any indication to whom you were replying to, so I thought
I'd send you a comment.

We have a hahn's,***atiel, blue-fronted amazon, and blue-headed pionus.
The hahn's does not get along with any of the other birds. He's OK unless
they are closer than about 2 feet - then he will attempt to throw them on
the floor.  We don't put him anywhere where he could get to the other birds
and they are all supervised when they are out of their cages.  He thinks he
is a lot bigger than he is and I think he could get severely hurt by the
amazon if she wanted to defend her perch.

Letting two birds get together for the first time is a tense moment,
especially if they are quite different in size.  Some do it quite easily
and others just want to "rule the roost".  We prefer to be very cautious -
therefore none of our birds except for the flighted***atiel is allowed
common perch time.  They all have separate perches that are actually fairly
close together (2-3 ft) and they respect each other and interact vocally
and with displays.  The***atiel will fly to both the amazon's and
pionus's perch, but avoids the hahn's.  He is probably a good judge of
character.

I'm sure you'll hear from others re: their experiences with various birdies
getting along well and not so well.

Tom & Winnie


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