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|Blue & Gold||"Rio"||All Photos were takes on||2005-11-05|
1 - Blue & Gold Macaw – named
“Rio” – proven male – was a pet that was mated with a B&G female. His
mate died (no fault of his) three winters ago
during a flash freeze (one month before it was suppose to). Was brought back
inside house for a few months, as a pet. Has been in outdoor cage for the
last couple years (only because I travel so much and was remolding the
inside of the house). Loves watching football… raises wings and says “Touch
Down” – also, time out, hello, cracker, I love you, step
up, and some other things. Pretty quite when in the house on open
perch & in cage. Is head shy… and strong willed. Does pick at his chest a
little when unhappy (currently a few small spots).
Fully feathered and pretty,
except for small spots on his chest. Steps up for
me. Cage is available for $300 above selling price. Asking $1000
A few answers to some common questions:
The birds are currently in the Knoxville, TN area (if you are figuring mileage, do so from MaGee-Tyson (Knoxville - TYS) Airport).
NO, I’m not interested in trading for any other bird(s) – EXCEPT maybe a Hyacinth.
Yes, I am willing to consider trades for certain other things… all items offered for trade MUST have clear title, and would be subject to written agreement.
Delivery is actual cost of the airline ticket(s), or $0.75 per mile if I'm driving.
Yes, I’m willing to deliver the bird(s) if necessary, if I’m prepaid for the birds – and for the delivery. AND it's an area I normally travel to - or reasonably close to.
Yes, I’m willing to meet someone part of the way, which may or may not be subject to mileage fee.
All airline delivery is subject to the airlines requirements, buyer bares the costs.
Any delivery will also incur the cost of an appropriate shipping container (pre-paid). If I happen to be traveling to the area you are then free delivery or drastically discounted delivery might be possible. Please email me with your location, and I can tell you if I normally travel near there.
Pick up of the bird(s) must be scheduled. Because I travel far too much, this is flexible to a degree, but the birds must be pre-paid for. Arrangements can be made for you to pick them up.
More photos of the birds are possible. Please only request them if you are serious about purchasing them.
Vet Checks – I prefer them. I guarantee that my birds are healthy, disease free, and are as described to the best of my knowledge and ability. I believe the current cost is $45 per bird. At my asking prices, that price is included. If we agree on a lesser amount, then you either pay for the vet check or assume the purchase “As Is”
I can deal with cash, check,
money order, pay pal, and credit card (with proper ID and sales
Brief background: We had a large outdoor aviary on the west coast through the 90’s – at one point over 250 breeding pair of Macaws, Cockatoos, Amazons, Conures, Africans, and a few other specialty types.
When we decided to move to the east coast (1998) we began liquidating (sold and traded) everything but our Macaws (our favorite of the parrot family that can live in virtually any environment – high or low humidity – in doors or out). We were getting 10 to 20 babies a year, with an easy sell through.
In 2001 my ex decided to move back to the west coast, leaving me all the birds to deal with. I sold the few I didn’t “like” and kept my “favorites” – and those that required the least amount of attention.
It’s to a point that I’m traveling far too much, and finding reliable people to responsibly take care of my birds is increasingly difficult. Therefore, I’m selling them… and am interested in finding them good homes, where they will be well cared for and get the attention they desire (not demand). I only have a few macaws left… and 5 are unique individuals, 2 very proven productive pairs. I want to sell (or would consider certain trades - NOT FOR OTHER BIRDS).
I have only been home only 9 weeks this entire year... my birds are well fed and cared for, but not getting the attention they deserve. Between my job requirements and visiting my children on the west coast, I’ve been required to travel far more than anticipated.
All my birds are healthy and used
to not being handled all the time (and absolutely love showers and attention
when they get it). I feel guilty because they deserve more
attention than they get.
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Note: I try to
remove SOLD items from this site as soon as possible;
however, because I travel so much, I don't always have internet access to update this page.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the status of a given item (or bird).
email me or call 800-511-4613