My boyfriend and I are getting a 3-year old blue/gold macaw this week. It
comes with a huge (monkey) cage with lots of toys, and a perch with food and
water dishes for when it is outside the cage. I'm so e***d! But I've
never taken care of one before, or met anyone who has one, so we're
basically taking on this responsibility without any experience! We would
really appreciate other macaw owners' advice or 'tricks of the trade'!
What treats could I give it? What's the best way to teach it words,
sentences, whistles, and other tricks? How long do they live (I've been
told 60 years, but I always thought they could live longer than that)?
I suppose I should add that we aren't total bird idiots - we have a baby
***atiel that we bred from a pair of***atiels we purchased a couple of
years ago - but there's such a size difference between a***atiel and a
macaw! Any and all information is appreciated!