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Harley My New Adoption

Discussion in 'Macaw Motorway' started by Lea H-R, 5/7/19.

  1. Lea H-R

    Lea H-R Moving in

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    [​IMG]Shared album - Lea Hollingsworth-Ramsey - Google Photos This is my new adoption, he is a 14 year old Harlequin macaw named Harley Quinn. I am his third owner. First owner had him for 12 years, neglected him and fed him the cheapest food available from Walmart. As I understand it, he was kept in a dark garage and got very little interaction. The second owners took him in, got him eating healthy foods and worked on socializing him. Unfortunately, after about a year and a half, Harley attacked the husband and bit up his arm pretty seriously. They decided he had to go that day. Well, after calling a few places including the humane society that offered to euthanize him-- they were referred to me. I went to pick him up the minute I got the call. I brought him home, gave him a a nice warm shower, dried him up, dremeled his toenails and proceeded to get to know him. Well, he does have some weird behaviors, but he's not anything like I was expecting. He's a sweetheart to me, rubs his face on my hand, makes kissy noises, and then puts his head in my hand for scratches. I have several other rescue macaws, so I have handled difficult birds. This guy is not one. I think he's a sweetheart. Isn't he beautiful?
     
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    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congratulations!
     
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    Sarahmoluccan Biking along the boulevard Moderator Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Congratulations!! And thank you for giving him a soft place to land :hug8:
     
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    He is beautiful.
    Congratulations on your new family member.
     
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    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    He is so beautiful! Congrats and thanks for helping him.
     
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    He's a beauty. Share more pictures of him when you can!
     
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    Congratulations! He really is beautiful! :)
     
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    So handsome!
     
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    Congratulations!! He's gorgeous! And he sounds like a sweetheart!
     
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    Congrats on getting Harley Quinn and thanks for taking him into your home. He is beautiful and that's an excellent photo of him.
     
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  11. faislaq

    faislaq I have a macaw and don't post enough photos Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

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    What a handsome boy. :joyful:
     
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    :congrats5: Welcome to the Avenue, Harley!
     
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  13. Lea H-R

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    Thank you everyone. I cannot get over how good he is. He likes it when I lay on the carpet, and he walks around on my back rubbing his beak on my shirt. He seems to enjoy the feeling of the fabric against his beak. Then he walks up by my head, puts his beak by my ear and makes kissing sounds. It's so cute. I put my hand up, and he will put his head in my hand for scratches. I was prepared for a really hostile and aggressive macaw. This bird is so affectionate.
     
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    Congratulations on your beautiful boy!
     
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    Shezbug ASK ME FOR PICTURES OF MY MACAW! Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Welcome and congratulations :)
     
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    Many congrats! Harley is beautiful!!!
     
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