She is a gorgeous (young) adult Blue and Gold Macaw. DNA female confirmed. She has been wonderful and very friendly and sweet with the women at the shelter. The guys report she is a bit of a handful, but all the women love her!
I've been at the shelter and she wandered off a playstand and climbed up one of the grey's cages and I just reacted and grabbed her around the body and pulled her off the cage before her and the grey went beak to beak. Maria did not bite me or even nip at me. She is a beautiful girl, very funny and playful. We do expect she will want to go home with a woman. We would recommend her for an all adult home or at least older kids considering the feedback from the guys at the shelter. We will consider a home with another large bird, but she would be very happy to be the only macaw in the home. Would not recommend her with high energy type dogs.
Some very fun videos of Maria playing with one of our volunteers -
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