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I have been wanting one since the 80's, but could not afford a hand raised baby back in the day ($$$$). I am now a retired/disable- d US Marine (Served in Vietnam and Desert Storm). My wife knew I was wanting one of these guys for a long time. While she was out and about she happened by my neighborhood pet store, where she found a clutch of 3, three week old babies, which they were raising. She brought me to the shop and told me to go to the back corner of the store as there was something waiting there for me. As I walked back there thinking what could this be, I found them all sleeping and so adorable! I selected him on the spot, he was the biggest of the 3. After a lot of visiting and helping in the raising, Merlin came home at five months old and we have been together ever since! He is without a doubt, my one true BEST friend! I wake up everyday, because of Merlin.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Merlin

I am a Blue-and-Gold Macaw from Richmond, VA.

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12 years old   M

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

Lafeber's Nutria-Nuts, grapes, pizza crust, anything Dad eats and lets me eat.

Sisal Rope Bong and on Dad's shoulder or his fore arm when I am learning new tricks!

When I open the top door of his cage, he will momentarily pause at the door and raise a foot to have his toes rubbed. He will then put that one down and raise the other for the same treatment. He will then run up to me and nuzzle in my neck while I pet him.

He Loves ME,unconditiona- lly, as I do him!

Loves to hang from any where
by "1" toe! Merlin is fully flighted and loves to fly from point a to point b to Dad's shoulder or chest. Once he is with me on the couch, the wrestling match's start and are funnier then all get out! He also will flip over onto his back from my shoulder (While seated of course) and will slide down my chest with his feet just flickering in the air waiting for me to grab them! A must see to appreciate!

I Love MY Dad and HE Loves ME!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
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Please come and vote for Tyler! I will gladly come and vote for you too!

Come visit me, Tyler.

02/17/2008 01:25.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Lonnie here with a special song Mommy wrote for al
Lonnie here with a special song Mommy wrote for all our friends.........Sing to the tune of "Rockin Robin"....We're dancin on our perches all day long....just a-hoppin and a-boppin out our valentines song....With all our friends on BC Street, we share beakie kisses and hugs so sweet..... (chorus) [Rockin BC, tweet,tweet, tweet...Rockin BC, tweet,tweedle d tweet...go BC Birdies cause it's Valenetines Day. ALL RIGHT!] .... ..... ..... Fortune's steppin up with a hug so sweet, Patrick's makin' Kissin' sounds with his beak, Lonnie is a bloggin with just one claw, Ellie's chewin votes off, but that's not all. ...(chorus repeated) Cotton Ball is fluffin up as big as he can, just chirping to the Blue and Golds just like he's a man, Slate and Mica race around with a grin, lookin for a place to escape again....(final chorus) Hello BC, DANCE, DANCE, HOORAY!.....Hello BC, it's fun to cheech today,...Hello BC, friends it's time to play.... The Okie Gang is singin HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU. TODAY! The end...votes for you and your flock my friend.

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

02/14/2008 06:13.36 PM Report This Comment  
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  Tweety needs your votes for her poem. Her foot had to be amputated Feb. 26th due to the main blood supply being cut in her leg. We had to separate her from her cage mate. I wanted to get her a big cage to move (fly around) in and after paying 258.00 for her leg to become amputated we could not afford to buy her the cage of her dreams. We notice that she flies a little to get around her cage and can defiantly use a bigger one. Thank you; please visit her web site at

Come visit me, Tweety, Frosty and Ringo.

03/04/2007 08:43.07 AM Report This Comment  
How lucky you are to have such a great Dad.

Come visit me, Joey, MsP & Terri.

02/24/2007 04:56.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Merlin You are a beautiful bird and I can tell your dad loves you!


Come visit me, Alice & Maya.

02/01/2007 10:52.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlin
Ok your dad's how we met made mom tear up again. she's such a softie. Being the reason your dad wakes up, i think that got to her. We're a family addicted to birds, so we know that feeling. Mom always wanted a parrot growning up too. Then she married Dad who spoils her a bit and we're up to 15 parrots!! Dad keeps telling her thats enuff but she is addicted i think... i hope you have a wonderful christmas.. and gets lots of presents.... Jeter

Come visit me, Madi, Houdini, Jeter, Ely, Malone, Diamond & Fenway.

12/14/2006 08:23.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Merlin
The pictures are incredible, thanks for sharing.!!! There is no better reason to wake up everyday and the photos sure do show the love.

Come visit me, Fergie, Max, Little Ham & Echo.

12/10/2006 08:52.36 PM Report This Comment  
  My Merlin loves to take showers with Dad. He sings and plays and will roll over in the bathtube to make sure everything gets washed.

Come visit me, Merlin.

12/08/2006 07:15.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow you have just described my Merlin!!! He is really my husband's bird. He flies too but when he goes outside he loves Dad enough to never fly. He got the name Merlin because he could get out of every opening of his cage and my son's obsession with dragon's and King Arthur. He was bought for my teenage son but attached to my husband. Enjoy!!!!

Come visit me, Merlin.

12/06/2006 05:25.50 AM Report This Comment  
  absolutely beautiful

Stephanie, Vancouver, WA.

12/04/2006 08:42.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey, My Blue and Gold hangs with one toe from the roof of his cage also. Maybe that is a Blue and Gold thing, the one at the Dallas Zoo does the same thing. My other two which is a Scarlett and a Catalina don't do that. Yours has a Happy looking face. My husband was also in Vietnam. Flew helicopter for the Army and was shot down and burned.

Come visit me, Pico, Dewey, Alf & Mango.

12/04/2006 04:48.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Merlin, you are a wonderful looking bird! I love the picture of you with your sisters.

Come visit me, Rawlie.

12/03/2006 08:46.00 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Merlin! Good things come to those who wait! I love your name since I am a magician, Believe it or not you are the 2nd B & G Macaw I've met on here named Merlin!
Happy Holidays!

Come visit me, Frosty, Gargoyle, Skadi & Sasha.

12/03/2006 07:46.00 AM Report This Comment  
  How great after so many years you got just the Baby you were looking for! Baby is my name I am a B&G also. My Mom Said Thank you for all you did as a Marine for this country! Welcome to Bird Channel!

Come visit me, Mango, Kenya, Baby, Blaze & Dylan.

12/02/2006 10:02.00 PM Report This Comment  
  He is a cutie! Reminds me a lot of my Molokai.

Come visit me, Jenny & Harley.

12/02/2006 07:22.00 PM Report This Comment  
  The 3rd picture is with Merlin and his two Sisters! Merlin is the BIG guy in the center. They were 4 months old when this was taken.

Come visit me, Merlin.

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