Yuma

Bird ID: O2012010
Species: Macaw
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Blue and Gold
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Kids: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Adoption Status: Adoption on 2012-12-12

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My name is Yuma and I am a beautiful 12 year old blue and gold macaw; and have never had issues with plucking. One very important detail you need to know up front is that I am a one person bird. In my previous home, I preferred the husband and would bite anyone else who tried to pet me. Currently, I am attached to a female so gender does not matter much. Others can pet and pick me up as long as i can`t see my preferred person. I do let out the occasional ear piercing shriek but do not have issues with screaming. I can say, "hello", "bye, bye", "Be quite", "Quack, quack, quack" and love to yell "shut up" when the others get too loud. I am a very healthy eater and not afraid to try new foods. I love to dance and flip around on my person. At some point, someone taught me to "play dead" in your hand. I do like to chase cats and dogs and will bite their tails and noses. Since I spent most of my life outside, I don`t really like to be outdoors unless I am on my person. I am not fond of baths either but will not hold it against you. Being a Macaw, you probably already know that I love to chew ANYTHING. I have done some remodeling to cabinets, floorboards, doorjambs and anything made of hard plastic. I can chew through a brand new toy in minutes so I suggest homemade toys. One of my favorite things is sitting on my mom and holding her finger in my foot. I whisper softly to her to let her know how happy I am. I haven`t been around children so I can`t tell you if I like them or not, but remember I usually pick one person and bite the others. My foster mom is completely in love with me but her other bird is very jealous so I can`t stay. Perhaps we could meet and you will fall for me too.