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It's a very long story. As a baby Shooter was at a pet store and he fell in love with the girl there and she took him home and for hatever reason she couldn't keep him and he got passed off on to a friend. This friend had many other animals that would constantly harass him and he now has an extreme fear of snakes[the sight of them (fake or real) and the sound]. Eventually this guy couldn't take care of him any longer and put an ad in a newspaper. My mother promptly replied and we had a 12 year old macaw with a bad feather picking problem. I was 13 or 14 at the time and I really knew nothing about birds. His behaviour got really bad and my mom passed him off on my grandparents who have a very aggressive female. There he lived in the basement on a diet of mostly sunflower seeds and four shelled peanuts a day. He only had one toy and not much to do other than pick at himself. I went up to my visit my grandparents and I saw the terrible condition he was in. Since then I have been trying to improve his life as much as possible. Starting with moving him out of there. He is already doing a lot better. Playing with his new toys. And starting to eat healthy foods!!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Shooter

I am a Blue-and-Gold Macaw from Toronto, ON.

Handsome Boy

25 years old   M

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Anything and everything that you'll share with me!!

I like to hang out on top of my cage.. in the crook of elbows.. and on my cement perch.

When people don't share food and when people try to take me off the top of my cage. And men.

She got me out of the awful home I was in.

I am mesmerized by singing.. I will stop whatever I am doing to dance along. I also will dance to pretty much anything that sounds good..

Good things come to those who wait..

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
awee sad, but finally you foound a good home. you are a beautiful birdie. beaky kisses and beaky vote for you.

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

03/31/2009 09:58.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Gidday Shooter
Sounds as if you might have hit the jackpot with your new owner - I sure hope she gets to bring you home really soon. You are one very handsome boy, even if you are a few feathers short!! I'm very pleased to meet you mate, my nam is Jack and I'm a Rosie from Australia. If your mum has any questions about you, please let her know that she can ask anyone at BC. There are a lot of Macaw birdies and their owners will be more than happy to share a squawk with you. Come by and say hello sometime from Jack av4u

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack..goodbye BC mates, thanks for all the love !, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

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12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
  Hello Shooter.
11/23/2008 08:24.00 PM Report This Comment  
  What a pretty Macaw!!
Hi Shooter,

We are so happy for you that your future is looking brighter! You are quite a pretty guy, and we wish you the best. Here is a vote for you!

<3 PGT & Little Wing

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

11/15/2008 08:09.44 PM Report This Comment  
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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM  
  Hey Shooter !
Shooter you are so beautiful. Sounds like your mom knows just what you need----good for her ---sounds like she has a very big loving heart also . I know you will be better because of her,leaving you a vote, I just was visiting Quaker Baby, gave him one too.
Al the best from our flock to yours.

Come visit me, Buddy, Billy Bob, Paulie Bow & OLIVER.

11/05/2008 05:28.50 AM Report This Comment  
Thanks for stopping by and for the vote!!! Heres a vote for you and I'm sorry it took me so long to write back. I've been so busy campaigning for my friends. I hope you had a good Halloween! I also want to welcome you to the BC! Your gonna love it here! There are some wonderful friends on here and everyone helps everyone out, it's a great place to be!!! I love your pictures!! Your very handsome for being 17! I see a bald belly to! Are you a plucker?? Thats ok, I think bald bellies are cute! hee hee!!! I have bald legs! Well I better get going. Thanks again and I hope you stop back anytime, your always welcome here!!! Have a great weekend!! Love ya, Rocky♥'s U!!! xoxoxxoxoxoxox V4U


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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hi there, Shooter
Wish me luck in the dance off contest. I am one of 12 finalists! Yippee! We're having a (virtual) parrot party for ALL the contestants and finalists. We're calling it "The Parrot Dance Awards". Let me know if you want to see the menu! Invite your friends, too. The temporary location is A new website location will be announced soon. A place for parrot fun and friendship, no selling.

Come visit me, Ricky Barnie, SweetPea, Zachary & Carly.

09/13/2008 11:36.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Kirby & Suzy
Hello Shooter, so sorry you have had such a bad experience in life. But your new mom will take the best care of you :) You're a beautiful bird and we're voting for you :)

Come visit me, Kirby & Suzie.

06/19/2008 03:39.58 PM Report This Comment  
  thank you heres a vote for u to

Come visit me, Toka.

06/12/2008 08:59.11 PM Report This Comment  
wow your a pretty bird heres a vote i hope we can be friends

Come visit me, Toka.

06/11/2008 10:09.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Max (ie) the WonderBird!
Hey Shooter! Welcome to Bird channel. I am so glad that you have finally found a good will be so happy in September, I'm sure. Come and see me anytime and tell me how you're doing...Cya...

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

06/07/2008 09:18.54 PM Report This Comment  
Oh Shooter ,believe me ...I know how hard it is to get to trust again once one has had a taste of cruelty. My now mom even shed a few pints of blood because me lunging and going for the bite, but she remained patient. I did learn the word "damn" and "ouch" very fast though tee-hee......and when I saw that she kept coming back to feed me and give me water and clean my cage, I thought either that woman was nuts or she was a very nice person. It turned out to be the latter. One day I just stepped out of my cage and right on her arm. I was worried she was going to have a heart attack......but she just looked at me and sort of gently guided her arm back towards my perch all along praising me and that is how this love story continues. Mom is my main chick [besides Alex of course]Alex is my sweetie here on BC. I wish the same for you....a loooooong and happy life with someone that will always remember that you are a bird [an animal of prey] and that at times you get scared. Try not to shriek too often or too loudly and my crystal ball predicts only good to come to you from now on......your mum sounds young, but she sounds like a loving person and a birdlover and that is what is important,
brotherly bird pecks and a healthy AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH and another V4U

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

06/03/2008 02:41.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Bowdon Jct.
We would like to welcome you and vote for you. Please come for a visit and let us be your friends. Have a blessed day.

Come visit me, Halo, Rosey & Jazz Man.

06/02/2008 12:39.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Shooter!!
I love your name and I think you're beautiful!! I'm very happy you are doing well and are loved. Tell your mom she is AWESOME! I hope you continue to have a wonderful life!! My name is Yvonne and I live with Jose (solomon island eclectus) and Rico(blue crown conure). My birds send you love too.I voted for you!!!

yvonne, anchorage, AK.

05/31/2008 03:22.20 PM Report This Comment  
  hello Shooter
your story breaks our heart and as another b&g Macaw who had my share of baggage, I so hope that you have finally found your loving forever home. I dropped you a vote and mabe you can visit my page as you get a chance....we are about the same age and I would like very much to become your friend.

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

05/31/2008 03:18.27 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
welcome and enjoy bc! here is a vote! *> tressa

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.

05/31/2008 01:43.19 PM Report This Comment  
hello and welcome to bird channel shooter. you are a very pretty one. we love your pics. glad you got a great home.have a great weekend and heres a vote for ya.

Come visit me, STARBUCK, PEANUT & jazzy.

05/31/2008 11:46.59 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome to the channel
so glad you found a great home now and that someone is taking care of you very well.i hope you enjoy your stay on here and make lots of new friends.beaky kisses and a vote 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.

05/31/2008 07:24.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Shooter
Sorry to hear that you have had such a long history in a short life so far! Hopefully, you will not have to move anymore and will be able to stay in this new home! Here is a vote, and some respect for what you have been through.

Come visit me, Peppina.

05/30/2008 06:31.53 PM Report This Comment  
05/30/2008 05:24.12 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to the BC !!It's a great place to have fun and make lots of friends. If you want stop by my page and check it out. I hope we can be friends. Here's a vote for you, talk to you later. Sonya

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

05/30/2008 05:05.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Shooter
Wooo Hooo we are your very first vote. We hope things improve right along for you. You are a very pretty guy.We are glad you joined BC and hope you will be our friend. There are a lot of things to do on this site and so many nice people to meet too. Please come visit us anytime …we love company. Here is a vote from us and cheech to you later.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/30/2008 04:18.28 PM Report This Comment  
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