Beautiful Military Macaw ***And Cage***
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We are no longer around enough to give "Captain" the time and attention we would like to.
San Jose, CA
Price: $1,200Address: San Jose, CAAge: YoungGender: MaleBACKGROUND"Captain" is a sweet natured, healthy, young bird. The vet estimated that he is around 13 y/o, but we don't know for sure since we were not the first owners. Please know that the average lifespan for a military macaw is 60 y/o, but healthy ones can live to see 80 y/o. These birds live a LONG time, and it is not uncommon for them to be left in wills. Captain is curious like a cat and loving like a dog. We've had him for about 8 years now but are no longer around enough to give him the time and attention we would like to. We aren't 100% certain he's a male, they did not DNA test him to find out when we got him. He is microchipped in case he flies away (we let him explore the tree in our yard and he never tried to fly away, even when his wing feathers were long enough that he could've flown). PERSONALITYCaptain is a fun-loving bird who likes to be the center of attention. He enjoys sitting on you and cuddling (as you watch tv, etc.), especially if you pet him behind the neck. He is very loving and will "kiss" those who he likes.Sometimes it does take time for Captain to get used to new people and allow them to pet him. If he feels threatened by someone, he may try to bite. This is especially true if he is wandering around on the ground. However, we have found that he loves playing with towels and tennis balls in the safety of large cardboard boxes placed on the ground. As long as he is left alone, he may play in the box for hours. He also enjoys opening presents, cooking and eating, riding on the handlebars while you bike ride, and nipping at any other curious pets who get too close.He's not a talker but learns tricks easily and imitates sounds (phones ringing, lawn mowers, etc.). He is a very quiet bird in general (especially for a macaw), and is not terribly messy.One activity that he does not enjoy is car rides. We do not take him places very often, so he associates car rides with going to the vet, where he gets very anxious because they clip his nails and wings, and trim his beak. After vet trips he remains quiet and somewhat antisocial for the remainder of the day, but is back to his cheery self by the next morning. If you take him in the car more often, I'm sure he would lose his fear of them.WHAT YOU GETWe are asking $1200 for the bird, his cage, and any food and supplies we have. We will also include two stand-alone perches.POTENTIAL BUYERSWe are looking for a buyer who is experienced with large birds, preferably someone looking specifically for a macaw. Serious buyers only. He will only be shown to qualified buyers.
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