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Coco came to me as a rescue bird. I have his birthdate as October 29, 2006 because thats the date he came to live with us. Coco was dumped on someone's front lawn in a cardboard box on a very cold October night. At least the people had the decency to knock on the homeowners door and tell him that the birds name is Coco and he's 7 years old. They also said they couldn't handle him anymore.

When the man went to look at Coco in his unheated shed, where he had brought the box, Coco had plucked all his feathers except for the ones on his head. He also had two tail feathers and two wing feathers on each wing. All the others were gone. A wonderful lady told me that there was a macaw that needed a home and I just happened to have an empty macaw cage. lol We brought Coco home. He was scared, dirty, and would bite anyone that came near him. I got Coco in to see our avian vet who showed us that he had been repeatedly burned with cigarettes and had straight line bruises on him. His wing muscles had atrophied, probably because he was in a cage where he couldnt flap his wings.

It has taken a long time to earn the trust of this beautiful bird. Yes, Coco is a beautiful bird. Even though he has no feathers on his chest or back, or legs even, he has feathers on both wings, and his tail.

He can now flap his wings, as well. I do daily wing exercises with him and although he will probably never fly, he CAN flap his wings.

He talks up a storm, tells me he loves me and just recently I have been able to take him out of his cage without a stick!! It only took a year for him to trust me enough to step up onto my arm. The day he did it, I cried like a baby. He is one very SPECIAL bird. We have been through so many trials an tribulations with him but I wouldn't trade him for any fully feathered bird in the world. He's beautiful just the way he is.
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Hi! My name is Coco

I am a Blue-and-Gold Macaw from Troy, NY.

Coco-puff, Coco-nut

9 years old   M

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Nuts and apples. Sometimes he confuses them and calls them crapples!!

Hanging out with mom, and handing out on the big play stand. He isn't trusting enough on things that swing or move

Coco is afraid of many things still so we have to take baby steps with him.

Mama trusted and loved me when no one else wanted me. She even loved me when I screamed and bit her. She never gave up on me. I love my mama. She says I'm her Coco buddy.

He loves his mama. He likes to tell everyone to stop it and to shut up. Something he obviously learned in his old home..

Never give up, never give in, just when you think you can't do anything can..

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello CoCo
Your parronts must be the most wonderful, loving people in the world to take u and give u a good homel. I'm glad to hear your doing a lot better now, it's really hard to forget being treated badly. My prayer for you is you get better everyday, start trusting your new family and live a long happy loving life. You deserve the best
Romeo and gang.

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

03/14/2008 05:26.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, From Sir Echo
Coco, what a terrible story. It is great to know that you are now with someone that loves the bird within. It breaks my Mom's heart to read or hear stories about animals that have been mistreated by mean spirited or ignorant people. We feel those people should be drawn and quartered.
YOu are looking Great, though. Hang in there and learn to trust your new Mom. She is a Gem.
Peace and Love,
Sir Echo

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02/09/2008 07:33.58 PM Report This Comment  
Wow! you have been through a lot! I am glad you finally got a good home. :)

Come visit me, Baby & Sweet Pea.

02/05/2008 11:43.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Coco, You Wonderful Gift You! `Ü´
12/25/2007 06:58.03 AM Report This Comment  
Just flying by to say hello and give you a vote!!!

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/26/2007 08:34.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Cooper
I am saying hi to my Blue and Gold Macaw cousin! Oh and I am voting for you too!

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/20/2007 10:13.37 AM Report This Comment  
  HI COCO,Boba here
thought i would come by and check on you again,i hope everything its doing well for you and your mommy,it dosenmatter that you lost most of you feathers,you still a beautyful bird,i hope you come and visit me,here is another vote for you,BOBA&FLOCK

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

11/15/2007 01:18.42 PM Report This Comment  
Hello again COCO.Hope you are doing well today so here's anotheer vote for you today from me.

Come visit me, Pogo & Fluffy.

11/14/2007 07:37.24 PM Report This Comment  
I'm sooooooooo happy you found a loving family to take care of you and love.You're mommy is very special to you as I'm sure you are to her.I'm glad you can trust her and you show her all the love she shows you.My mommy doesn't like it when people are very mean to ANY animals.She'll pull over if she sees a turtle in the road and puts it to the side of the road very far away from the road.So here's my vote for a very pretty macaw named COCO :-)

Come visit me, Pogo & Fluffy.

11/13/2007 09:28.33 PM Report This Comment  
  }·> Hi, TidBit Here
11/12/2007 04:40.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Coco!
I just flew by to say Welcome to the Bird Channel! My name is Honey Bun and I've been a member for about a month now. The birds and their parronts are all really great. I've made lots of new friends here and you will, too. Here's a vote for you! I hope you can come by for a visit. Beaky kisses, Honey Bun

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera-Once in a lifetime BBF-miss u! 2015, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

11/11/2007 01:27.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Coco welcome
Hi my little sweetie. You truly have an angel for a mom and she sure must love you alot. My mom is upset after reading your story but have tears of joy for your wonderful family. Who needs feathers for warmth when you have the love of your Mom she will keep you warm. Please come by and visit with us as soon as you are settled in! WE left a vote for you at your cage ........XOXOXO Mango and Gizmo

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11/10/2007 07:01.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Coco!
You are a GORGEOUS macaw! You have the most beautiful face and expressive eyes! I am SO glad that your mom found you and has nursed you back to health and given you the love and attention that you deserve. Bless your mom for giving you a loving, forever home! Welcome to Bird Channel!

Come visit me, Jo-Jo, Scooter, Corky, Paco & Skye, Star, Sassy & Snowflake.

11/10/2007 06:20.00 PM Report This Comment  
  OH coco
mommy and i got tears in our eyes were we read your store,but we are so happy that you found a nice lovinng forever home/hit the votie thingy for you and hope you come and visit me too,beaky kisses BOBA

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

11/10/2007 07:55.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to i anm from budys memorial page come visit me(budy) here is a vote

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11/10/2007 07:28.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Cooper
I cannot believe when humans treats us so badly. My mommy rescued me from an abusive home as well. I am so sorry for the first 7 painful years of your life. I am sure you are in the best home you can be in. Your parronts sound wonderful. My mommy loves me so much and I am happy to be with her!!! Here's a vote buddy, come and see me, Cooper.

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/10/2007 07:09.00 AM Report This Comment  
I am so sorry to hear about all the abuse you went through. My mom gets so mad and upset that people can be so mean. They should have the samethings done to them.. It sounds like you have a wonderful mom and you are so lucky... So how do you and Sailor get along? Well I better keep this short. I have to go for now. Heres your daily vote and I'll talk to you soon. Oh! and have a great weekend! Love, Rocky♥ (*><~)


11/09/2007 07:38.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird!
What a story!!!You are a lucky birdie that the right bird lovers came into your life!!They are as special as you are!!We are happy you joined BC and here's a vote for one tough guy!!

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11/09/2007 06:29.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Coco
Here is a welcome to BC vote for you-and your first. : ) I am so glad you have a good home. You have a long life ahead of you to be happy. Bye bye.

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, It has been fun. See you on YouPet, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude, It has been fun. See you on YouPet.

11/09/2007 03:51.51 PM Report This Comment  
I love to welcome new ones to the club you are getting a vote from me!

Come visit me, Eric and Sarah the breeders! & Faux.

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