Undertoad Tuesday Mar 7 10:34 AM
3/7/2006: Incubated Macaw
Iggy Tuesday Mar 7 11:58 AM
That is one deformed looking bird... but it will look better with time I guess.
Happy Monkey Tuesday Mar 7 12:22 PM
Elspode Tuesday Mar 7 01:26 PM
Is there something about Macaws that make them difficult to incubate for some reason, or had no one just ever thought to try it before in Brazil?
Emrikol Tuesday Mar 7 01:47 PM
If there ever was a pet^H^H^H lifelong companion (other than my lady) that I would want, this would be it. It could live long enough to see my grandchildren's children (and tell them dirty words)
wolf Tuesday Mar 7 02:19 PM
A friend of mine has a macaw. He is an interesting and well-mannered bird, all things considered. He likes car rides, especially to the Taco Bell, where he tries to walk into the source of all tacos through the drive thru window. He does have some "issues," the worst of which is that he's a plucker.
Pancake Man Tuesday Mar 7 06:33 PM
The back of his head looks like on of those cartoon villians, with the giant brains that make their head bulge.
slang Tuesday Mar 7 06:51 PM
Was that a green wing or a Scarlet, Wolf?
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Mar 7 06:58 PM
I don't know if birds poop more than other pets but it seems like it.
hampor Tuesday Mar 7 07:10 PM
So is that yellow thing beneath the chick's skin the yolk sac?
capnhowdy Tuesday Mar 7 07:57 PM
Looks like his craw to me. He's definately being fed well. I had a Hahn's McCaw once for a while, but he was a huge hassle. His language was filthy, to put it mildly. I had to put him in the closet when my Mom visited. I gave him to my Uncle, who still has him. Someone owned him before me. He had to learn it from somewhere.
richlevy Tuesday Mar 7 08:24 PM
wolf Wednesday Mar 8 01:29 AM
He's not much of a talker. His owner speaks too much bird, so he doesn't have to express himself in English to make himself understood. Actually he chooses not to speak in two languages. He also knows Spanish.
His most used vocabulary includes "Ha-ha" (with the same inflection as Nelson on The Simpsons), "agua," and "hello."
"Hello" is often shrieked at increasing levels of intensity and loudness when he is being left alone. He understands that the word typically accompanies people coming into a room, but seems not to get that it's a reaction, rather than the cause.
It is possible that with the children all off to school, his mom might spend more time on getting him to talk.
One of Indy's more charming talents is his ability to poop directionally.
If he doesn't like you, you'll know it.
seakdivers Wednesday Mar 8 02:42 AM
Everybody in my family loves birds, and the birds love them. I am the outcast. They make me so freekin nervous. You've got a bird that can crack a walnut in its beak, and it wants to sit on your shoulder and preen your eyelashes. I'm sorry - no thanks.