Tuesday, September 4, 2007

George the Severe Macaw

George is approximately ten years old and won our hearts when he said "George? Want a cracker? Want a cookie?" It doesn't take much to win us over. All some birds have to do is give us the 'look' and we're melted butter. The Severe Macaw is the largest of the mini macaws and resembles its larger counterparts in that they have facial feathers.
George loves playing with his toys...especially his bell. He will ring his bell and wrestle with it. Sometimes when the bell swings back at him he thinks it's on the attack and goes at with even greater enthusiasm!
We're presently working with George away from his cage on parrot stands since he is very cage territorial. George does not step up on command so we have work ahead of us.