Scallywags is honestly one of the few B&Gs that have spent their entire life within one family. Scallywags was hand reared by my grandmother 65 years ago. Scallywags has always been “Salty” and I’ve loved her since before I could remember. So it was an honest “no brainer” Scally will be coming to me when the time comes. I figured since she had literally watched me grow up, she would have naturally bonded with me. I WAS WRONG. She bonded instantly to my daughter. And thankfully my daughter fell in love with the stubborn, opinionated old bird. Scally is the posterbird for “one person” and “one person” only. Scallywags entire world revolves around M. Will literally do anything for her. But G-d help the flesh that thinks they can giver her scratches or even get near her cage. I’ve had several incidents where “bird people” think just because they also own a Macaw they “know” my bird. They get their feelings hurt every time. Before I go any further, my daughter has felt the power of her beak when Scallywags gets pissy, she knows the sharpness of her claws. BUT M loves her still. I’ve also come to be okay, knowing that the Scally that I grew up with, that would preen my hair as a child, that would ride on my shoulder while checking cows, will NEVER be “my” bird.