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We went to a bird store to pick up some toys for our other bird and fell in love immediately. The feeling was mutual. He was not weaned and was throwing up a lot of foul smelling globs. We asked the shop to take him to the vet. When we came back a week later, he was still throwing up and hadn't seen a vet. The shop surprised me by saying, oh he just does that because he likes you...Knowing that to be false, we paid and insisted on taking him that day. We called our wonderful avian vets and took him right in. It turned out he had a bad bacterial infection and a fungal infection. He was a very sick bird and he was not able to eat well. So, under veterinarian supervision, we weaned Charlie after we fixed up his other issues. It was amazing to see his full personality bloom once he started feeling better. He is an amazing little guy. Hand feeding and weaning was very tough and I would tend to not recommend the experience unless the bird is likely to die where it is and you have an excellent avian vet to shepherd you along and monitor progress..

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Hi! My name is Charlie

I am a Hyacinth Macaw from Fredneck, MD.

Big&Blue, Charlie Bear, Growlie Pants

7 years old   M

Hyacinth Macaw

Macadamia nuts, coconut, apple cinnamon oatmeal

His tree, Momma and Daddy, on toys

Bedtime

Everything! I am a big happy guy.

He loves to laugh and growl..

The world is my jungle gym! Humans are no exception. Now, come here so I can play on you..

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  Hi Charlie
I love your story, we are so glad that your mom got you. I hope that your family & ours will be fast friends.
We are having a "Christmas Celebration Toy Drive" on the 18th for homeless birds, we would be honored if you & Daisy Mae would help us with gathering the toys. Of course your entire family is wanted to come & join the festivities.
M & M

Come visit me, M&M Resort & Carnival, Princes Angel, Prince Loki, Lord Gee & King Jems (Georges name).

12/02/2010 06:19.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Charlie
Here's a v4u. I am so glad you have such a loving person to look after you. What a flock. Are you & Daisy Mae gentle blue bird with the conure? I love my 3 little guys, I hang out on the top perch of Georges play toy.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Gee

Come visit me, M&M Resort & Carnival, Princes Angel, Prince Loki, Lord Gee & King Jems (Georges name).

11/03/2010 07:28.51 PM Report This Comment  
 

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi
I love your story! Mom got to meet a 14 yr. old Hyacinth at a parrot show last month, put on by "The Gaberial Foundation" at one of our local nurserys. She has a picture of "Goober" on her shoulder. When you come and visit me, you will see Goober with 3 others from the show. Mom & dad adopted me when I was 2 and have had me almost 2 years and loving it.
Fly over and visit. You got my vote.
Gee

Come visit me, M&M Resort & Carnival, Princes Angel, Prince Loki, Lord Gee & King Jems (Georges name).

02/25/2010 11:43.29 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  you are a cool hyacinth macaw
i really love macaws (and pionuses) and your cool. left a vote of course

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08/18/2009 12:56.15 PM Report This Comment  
  hey charlie
you are a beautiful bird, my mommy wants one like you, you are so lucky to have such good parents save you when you were sick you look all better now, my mommy saved me too, come see us sometime, later charlie

Come visit me, Angel, R.I.P Tiko, Harley, Stormy & Gracie.

02/28/2009 12:55.39 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
  you are one of the most luckiest bird owners
omg i just love your bird i would love to have a hyacinth but theyre just too much right now. the hyacinth is my favorite bird. they are so beautiful
1 heres a vote and birdie hugs and kisses fr the whole fam

Come visit me, Sunni ( I'm a Kakariki not cockatiel), Gizmo, PIXIE & Blush.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Lucky Guy!
Charlie you are quite a lucky guy to have such loving parents....I can tell how happy you are in your pictures! You are a gorgeous macaw!!

Come visit me, Little Wing & P.G.T. Beauregard.

10/08/2008 07:41.07 PM Report This Comment  
  hi Jackpot
good story, here's a vote. i can't wait to get a cockatiel

Ben, Lake Bluff, IL.

07/13/2008 08:37.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Growlie Pants,
That's an incredible story!I'm glad your parronts could afford you,and take you to the vet and get the care you needed.I applaud your parronts!I think there super! Big&Blue.Sooo happy that you're feeling better.I'm sure you'll have a wonderful and happy life as long as your parronts can take care of you.My vote is differently for you,Charlie.Ps I love the picture of you with your full wing span,Bravo! Charlie.

Come visit me, Jolie.

07/02/2008 05:47.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Charlie,
We are just flying around meeting new birdie buddies, my name is Joe, i am a 15year old BFA, and kinda new on here (6months). I hope that we can be friends. Well were on a mission. Gotta go for now... c ya soon... oh yeah, here is a peck on your vote button 4 u....

Come visit me, ~Joe~Baby~.

06/19/2008 02:38.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Hi. I was very touched by that story and I was woundering what store that was. I was also woundering what you did to that store. Did you call the cops or send a strong worded letter or something. I would never go to that store again. That store as you described it made me think of a pet store here in Oregon City. They cram birds together and let them dirty up their cage and like never clean it. It is so sad. Isn't it? Well I hope you can come vist Bo-Bo.

~Nate~

P.S. I voted for U.

Come visit me, !Bo-Bo!.

06/18/2008 06:08.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Charlie
Can't believe I haven't seen you before now. We've only been on BC a few months. It's nice meeting you and you certainly are a handsome fellow. Glad you had someone intervene for you buddy. You could have died with out a vet treating. We're just happy your okay. Have you been doing good? Come for a visit Romeo

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

04/25/2008 04:10.57 PM Report This Comment  
  hellooooooo Charlie
how can I express what a beautiful creature you are [and those are the sentiments of my mommy as well]How lucky you were that your parronts were so persistant in getting you veterinary care just in time. I am a b&g Macaw named Max and have a feather brother named Sam. He is Timneh African Grey named Sam with a dammaged wing, so he can't fly, but otherwise it creates no problems for him.I could fly, but even though mommy is not a firm believer in having to have my flight feathers trimmed...she concedes that it has to be done because I refuse to let her put a harness on me, and it would be the end of her should I up and fly away. She loves us like her own skin-kids. Unfortunately she could never afford a Hyacinth, but she did have the pleasure of holding one in a shop one time. He was such a gentle giant and she was in awe that something so beautiful existed. I am so pleased to meet you and hope that we can chat on here now and then. BTW, we are from MD as well. I have never heard of Fredneck, MD though. May I ask as to what that is close to. We are from Odenton {close to Ft. Meade. Dad used to work for the DOD. Well take care of yourself, we are enjoying a lazy rainy Sunday, but not before pecking a vote for you.
[Vote LillY Lou for BOTW please]
squawks to you and yours,
Max

Come visit me, Max [short for MAX-a- MILLION], Roscoe/Rascal, Sam & Earl.

04/20/2008 01:20.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Just in awe
I am in awe at the beauty of this bird. I love the hyacinths but will never be able to afford one so just adore them from a far. Im glad that you were able to get this animal the care it deserved. I deal only w a privately owned avian store (the only one in our state) and I am so glad they are educted on all their animals and have them vet checked not once but twice

Come visit me, Cadillac, Junebug & Lacey.

03/18/2008 01:24.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there Charlie
You are one handsome big guy! Kudos to your mom's persistance and love. It's obvious that you are loved and healthy. Come pay us a visit!

Come visit me, Pepper, Jane, Wackadoo & Peanut.

03/17/2008 08:15.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Charlie Bear!
You ARE FABULOUS!!! Your Momma is too for being so persistent and having the doc check you out and make you all better! A vote for you...keep having fun! ~~cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly~~SPRING??? WHERE??? & Tahoe.

03/13/2008 07:52.43 PM Report This Comment  
  If you wouldnt mind, could you maybe vote for Calypso this week? He's a blue and gold who's had sort of a rough few weeks. Someone was trying to take him away from his mommy and daddy, and we think it's all okay now, but it really scared his mommy and him. Thanks!!! Love~~Frankie and Harley

Come visit me, Frankie~ We've been busy, but we miss our friends! & Harley~~I miss you, my friends! I'll be back soon.

01/24/2008 04:38.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune ,St. Patrick D'bird and Lonnie
Hi Charlie, We are flying by to drop of a vote for each of our friends. Baby Zebra Finch is 8 Days old today. his new pic is on Patrick's pics... Love, Fortune, Lonnie and St. Patrick

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/16/2008 09:53.54 AM Report This Comment  
  LEIA HERE
mommy was cleaning yesterday the house and our cages,we got sme playtime and got some yummy treats,then grandma,daddy's mom came and mommy took her to get her hair done,so we was alone here.the hairsalon is next door from our birdstore,so mommy was in the birdie store and talk to the girls there and played with some other birds,grrrrrrrrr,after they got back it was late and we almost had to go to bed,then mommy said,she will go out for dinner with daddy and took us to bed.so you see not much was going on here.but mommy said we'll get more outside time today,gotta go,my breakfast is waiting.hit the votie thingy for you.beaky kisses LEIA

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.

01/13/2008 09:15.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow...
He looks like such a neat bird. I'd love to have a Hyacinth but funds, time & space do not permit right now. He was very lucky for you to walk into his life at the right time and save it.

Come visit me, Niki.

01/11/2008 06:44.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Charlie!
I just flew by to say welcome to the Bird Channel! I love your pic! My name is Jingle and I'm new kind a new here. I'm a baby lovebird. I've only been here a short time and already I've met so many nice birds and their parronts. You will, too! My friend Honey Bun sure was right when he was telling me about how friendly and nice everyone is here. I hope you can come by and visit me and maybe even Honey Bun, too. The weather here sure is cold! Last night mom said it was 3 degrees with a wind chill of -12. Br-r-r! Mom was disappointed we didn't have a white Christmas. Instead we have a white New Year's. It snowed here off and on for two days! Here's a vote for you! I hope we can come by for a visit! Feathery baby birdie kisses, Jingle

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, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

01/03/2008 01:30.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Charlie
I can't believe that the stupid people in the store let a big beautiful (and expensive!) bird like you get sick. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy you found good people to live with and take care of you. You are very, very beautiful. Love your blue color. Momma was pals with a Hyacinth macaw once. She would dance with him and play with him. He was great fun. He lived in a store but now he has a family to love him. Here is a christmastide vote for you. ♥ Malachite

Come visit me, Duchess Malachite Bratbird, Hal - Thank you for this honor! & Photon.

12/23/2007 07:38.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings From Charlie
Hi, Charlie! You're a very beautiful bird. Nice pics! Here's a vote! Please vist me on my page! From, Charlie the Cockatiel

Come visit me, Charlie & Tiki.

12/20/2007 07:19.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!!!!
Welcome to BC!!! Here's a vote!!!
Love Cooper

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

12/20/2007 11:02.37 AM Report This Comment  
  wow
look at you,you are very handsome and mommy is in love with you,hehehehe,she always wanted a hyacinth,but she is happy with us too.so hit votie thingy for you,come and visit me and my flock anytime,beaky kisses Leia

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.

12/20/2007 10:10.08 AM Report This Comment  
  }·> Goooood Mooooorning!!! My Friend
I am flying by to say HI and welcome to the BC. Great place to play and meet friends. Well it's time to to kick the vote off of your page He He He See Ya Later }·> TidBit

Come visit me, © Corkus Turquoisius Maximus [aka Corky!] & {•> TidBit ... Just TidBit.

12/20/2007 03:51.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, from Fortune, Patrick and Lonnie
WELCOME to BC. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. You are a pretty bird. Here is our vote for you. birdie kisses.....for U.

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

12/19/2007 08:17.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy, Gracie and Lil Bird!
You are so beautiful!!!We are so glad that you got rescued by your loving family!!Some people are angels!!Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

12/19/2007 06:53.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Yo Charlie
Here is a welcome to BC vote for you. That is some close-up. : ) Bye bye.

Come visit me, Moocher Ducks,Thanks Everybirdie, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

12/19/2007 03:58.10 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
arent you so handsome! your motto made mommy laugh!! nice pics! today for the first time i tried banana oatmeal, boy it was good! here is a vote! merry christmas from us! :) malachi

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

12/19/2007 02:27.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Caymus...
Oh wow...my first Hyacith friend on the birdchannel! You are bee-you-tee-full! Being a Conure, I am quite certain that Conures are the best kind of bird there is. However, even I, the MODEST Conure, will conceed that you are a magnificant creature! I'm very happy that your parronts found you and that you are all better now. Fly by and say hi some time. Here's a vote and a big birdy hug (if I can stretch my wings that far)!

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

12/19/2007 12:31.44 PM Report This Comment  
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