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I just got Jewels on Tuesday and they heavy clipped her wings...was so angry, her yellow wings are not visible at all!!Awwww what a cutie . You're in for a long fun filled ride.
I got JaKhu (B&G Macaw) last August at age 4 months & 11 days old. She was just weaned. Talk about a super silly bird. She does the macaw figure 8 head swing, but also does these weird twisting snake type movements with her head. As soon as I saw her I sat down & laid her on her back in my lap. Since then she plays on her back in her cage, on the floor, on the play gym, etc. I wanted to teach her laying on her back was OK, so vet visits/x-rays wouldn't be too stressful. I've been teaching her tricks...roll over, wings up, etc. She's talking a lot, but many words we can't make out yet. She loves veggies. My husband didn't want to handle her, so when he gets close she moves away or leans away. She has allowed one of my step-daughters (adult) hold her a minute on her arm, but no one else yet. She's now a year & 10 days old. She's molted & baby tail is gone & grown in beautiful & long. Her beak is getting bigger. She growls in her sleep, no kidding. She found her scream voice, but doesn't scream a lot. She's mostly quiet all day long & jabbers a lot late day & in the evening hours. She was heavily clipped when I got her, but she's now fully flighted, so I need to teach her how to fly & land.
So far she's only had one encounter with my U2 Jasmine. Jasmine climbed onto the parrot tower when JaKhu was on it. Jasmine was above her & kept trying to intimidate JaKhu. They ended up beak to beak, but before anything happened I seperated them & put Jasmine back in her cage. We have an aviary, so I hope Jasmine can get along with her like she did with JaJaBinks, my last B&G Macaw.