Blue and Gold Macaw
Age or Hatch Date: Hatched in 1990
Best qualities: Low key, friendly.
Favorite food: Walnuts
Favorite toys: Anything she can destroy
Challenges/Quirks: Getting her out of her cage.
Gets along with other birds: Yes
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with kids: Unknown
Dowel or Step Up trained: Yes
Vocabulary: Come on!, Step up up, Bu-Bye, Hello,
has a GREAT laugh, and loves to just chatter a lot
Known health issues: Crop issues.
Hi my name is Jasmin and I'm a beautiful blue and gold macaw, 28 years young! I love to just hang out in or on my cage or play stand, especially when people are in the room. I laugh at funny things, and I have a wonderful, infectious laugh! I keep my foster family in stitches!
I let my new foster mom pet me within a week or so, but my foster dad had to earn his pets with nuts and treats, because guys are a little scarier than gals I think. Now I climb down to the doorway of my cage to sit next to his chair for pets and treats. They gave me this cool little metal bucket on a long chain that they put treats in, and I have figured out how to pull it all the way up to me to get the treats out. I’m a smart bird!
I am both very vocal and very quiet for a Macaw. I like to talk a lot, sometimes words but mostly just noises and chatter, but my current foster family has never heard me scream. I do sometimes squawk a little loudly if my foster mom walks through the room without coming over to say hi, but I mean, who wouldn’t? That’s just rude! Once I have her attention and she comes and talks to me, I quiet right down, and I don’t make a fuss when she walks away again.
I get nervous around strangers, so it will take me a little while to warm up to a new person, but once I decided I liked my foster mom, I got very friendly. Foster dad took a little longer, but I like him too now. I am sure it would be the same once I got to know a new person too, if they were just a little patient with me. If you would like to get to know me, please contact the kind folks at the Exotic Bird Rescue and tell them you want to meet the best Blue and Gold Macaw around, Jasmin!
P.S. I have had some issues with being underweight and trouble with my crop from when I was a chick. My foster family has me eating Harrison’s kibble (and walnuts for treats!). I have filled out and haven’t had any crop problems in the last several months. My crop will always be a little puffed up, and I might have issues in the future.