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He must have been mistreated by men earlier in his life, he was purchased by my close friends at our bird store, he was very plucked at the time and kind of a mess. They had him a year, but he hated the father and son in the family, which made things difficult. He attached to the mother, although he was really to be the daughter's bird. The mother was barely home and he scared the daughter and would really go after the son and father.
They offered him to my partner and I (both women and experienced bird owners). My partner really wanted him, so we agreed. One day I just decided I wasn't going to be afraid of him, he has been my bird ever since.
Now I am married to a man, who he adores. He has gotten over his issues with men for the most part. I am still the only person that can freely touch him without fear of being bitten, though. He does love other people though, silly bird.
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Hi! My name is Ralph

I am a Severe Macaw from Mesa, AZ.

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25 years old   M

Severe Macaw


On top of Pookie's cage, on my headboard, on the couch, on me, anywhere close to me!

He hates dogs, tissue, soda cans and spray bottles. Sudden movements by other people also irritate him. When he is chewing on his blankie (he has a fuzzy blanket that he obsessively chews to bits) you don't want to interupt him! He is a grouch.

Her massages and she preens my pin feathers for me. When she gives me yummy snacks and peanuts. I love when she "baack, baccks" with me. I love being on her and my fuzzy blanket most of all!

OMG, everthing is quirky about Ralph! That is what I love about him. He "baaks" like a chicken... seriously. You can croon back to him "baak, baak baak baak baak, baak" and he gets super sweet and LOVES it! He loves dog rope toys and actually stole his first one from my friend's Sharpei. He is a plucker, although he looks much better than when my friend's originally adopted him, he was in bad situation previously. They adopted him at age 12..

Keep your Paws off My Fuzzy Blanket!.

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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Ralph! Welcome to Bird Channel! What an interesting life story you have. I'm so glad that you've found the love that you deserve. I am a senior re-homed bird as well, I have only been with my new human since March. It's amazing how quickly I've become a spoiled and see me anytime! Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

01/14/2009 09:51.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Taffy!
Hello Ralph! Welcome to the club. Let me introduce myself I am Taffy a Rose Breasted Cockatoo. We just moved to Arizona. I was actually purchased in Mesa at Dalton birds. My mom would like to start a bird club exclusively for people in Arizona. She is a new bird owner and finding out there is not much information out there for these unique beings. Would hopefully try to get linked to other parrot sites that are in Arizona. Here is a vote for you. Stop by and give us a shout out.
Taffy and Dawn (my mom)

Come visit me, Collin, Tuki, Taffy & Girlfriend.

01/14/2009 07:46.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ralph
Welcome to the club. I always vote for macaws no matter what size as I am a Hanns Macaw smaller than you. Love your colors. Here is my vote for you. Stop by, vote and say hi to me.

Sweet Pea

Come visit me, Sweet Pea.

01/13/2009 04:32.42 AM Report This Comment  
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