> 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.
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.
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