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I worked at a bird specialty store and actually hand-fed and raised Goober personally. She was brought in from the breeder when she was 3 months old, but she had been badly plucked by her parents before the breeder pulled her, so she was only just starting to regrow her feathers. Because of the stress of this, we think, she did not fully wean until she was around 8-9 months of age. She was very sweet and quirky with the staff of the shop but did NOT do well with strangers. Because of this, she never found a home. I wanted to purchase her myself, but couldn't afford the $1,300 price tag.

One day, my father called me and asked if I could afford the 50% deposit to bring her home. I told him yes and he told me to bring her home that night - they would pay the rest!! I was ecstatic! I purchased a cage and Goober that night and brought her home with me straight away, and the rest is history!
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Hi! My name is Goober

I am a Severe Macaw from Wellington, FL.

Goob, turkey-butt, Princess

8 years old   F

Severe Macaw

Corn, red pepper, cashews.

Anywhere my Mom is!

WATER BOTTLES! I HATE WATER BOTTLES! Oh, I also hate my Grandma! :p

I love to play and wrestle on my back. I also love to take my wiffle balls and throw them in the air!.


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  Another Buddy from Florida
10/19/2010 06:17.02 AM Report This Comment  

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  So adorable
Vote for your macaw! Vote for me!

Come visit me, Bartleby & S'mores.

07/06/2010 12:12.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Goober,
Cute profile picture! Here's my vote!

Come visit me, Belle -NOW IN THE JULY ISSUE OF BIRD TALK!.

06/27/2010 06:11.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Goober
What a cute name. You are so adorable. Welcome to BC. We are Florida birds too. I am so glad your Mom was able to bring you home. Heres a vote for you.


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06/25/2010 11:57.47 AM Report This Comment  
  hey Goober,
My mom was wondering about the harness, does it hold good? We would like to try one. Maybe you could give us some pointers. here's a vote for you....

Come visit me, Pepper, J.B. (Jamie Bond girl 007), Teddy, Phebe, Daisy Jane & Alex.

06/24/2010 10:05.50 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
welcome you are soooo cute here is a vote!

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

06/24/2010 07:04.27 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Goober,
I am from Florida too and I am a Severe also, that is i was bred there. My new mom doesn't know who my breeder was. She wishes she could find out but we live in Washington state. His band number is 175jwsFL wouldn't it be a surprise if we came from the same breeder? Do you have a band? Please come and visit me, Teo and flock p.s. here's a vote for you!!

Come visit me, Pepper, J.B. (Jamie Bond girl 007), Teddy, Phebe, Daisy Jane & Alex.

06/23/2010 11:47.04 PM Report This Comment  
  You are SO lucky to have such a good mom!

Valerie, Franklin Square, NY.

06/23/2010 08:21.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Goober
Welcome to the BC. I am SweetPea a Hahns Macaw and it is a pleasure to meet another Macaw my size. Hooray for dad coming up with half of the money. Nice man. You seem so happy with your new owner and that brings joy to our hearts. Do you talk? I am 4 years old and sing, dance, talk and get our 2 dogs in trouble constantly. You see I squawk out my window even though there is no one there and they go ballistic and hence get hollared at. Works every time. I refer to them as stupid dogs. Hope you meet plenty of new friends and that you stop by and fill me in on what is shaking. Birdy hugs and kisses to your sibs.

Sweet Pea

Come visit me, Sweet Pea.

06/23/2010 05:21.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Goober
Welcome to the BC!!You are sooo beautiful!!Here's a vote!!:)

Come visit me, Polly, Kiwi & Chili Peper.

06/23/2010 03:48.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Goober
Well hey there Goober, sounds like you had a bumpy start in life but are doing pretty good now that you have found a good home. Here's a vote from our flock here in Tarpon Springs Florida. Come by and take a peek at our flock photos.

Come visit me, Taco, Justin, Spica, Jojo & Morgan.

06/22/2010 07:54.01 PM Report This Comment  
  What a cute bird. Sounds like you have a heck of a lot of fun with your bird. Visit my birds anytime! No Hurry. You will always be welcome to come and sit on a perch with me!! I'm just cherpping loud to meet ya! But no hurry.

Come visit me, Navajoe & Angel Emilian • Nov 8, 2004 - Dec 17, 2012.

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