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Cool, Owly! Dusty started combining the dogs' names. Instead of calling Bailey, Gizmo, she calls " Beezmo" then laughs.

Gota love them!
My Macaw will often laugh after doing something like pinching hard enough to get a response or knocking something over. He tossed his (empty) plate at the cat one time as it was walking under his cage, then laughed. I have to believe he knows what he is doing.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Bill Cosby
Beezmo - lolol - I love that! Isn't it something how they interject laughs at just the right time too?

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Gota love them! My Macaw will often laugh after doing something like pinching hardenough to get a response or knocking ... what he is doing. Not only the larger parrots but smaller ones are clever too.'Jessibelle' my patagonian prodigy for example.

This afternoon I was in the kitchen and she in the living room. One of the birds said "peek-a-bo" so I responded likewise. We did this for a few minutes with Jessibelle joining in when all of a sudden she said "peek.." clearly waiting. I said "...a-bo" and for a few times she repeated it, saying only "peek" and waiting. When there was a seconds quiet, I said "Peek" and without hesitation, she replied "a-bo". Of course she is very very intelligent and will wave her foot at me, and open her 'wingies' on command ad much more. She is about the most intelligent of my lot. Certainly the most responsive of them all.
I'll probably never have one but the more I read about your macaw the more I'd like to get to know one!

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I'd probably love your Jessibelle as much as your Cuppy...that's very smart!
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I'll probably never have one but the more I read about your macaw the more I'd like to get to know one! owly

They are ALL fun. I like the bigger ones because of the puppy like play. Charlie is finally out growing this. For years I would often look forward to the time he would start to mature, but I knew I would also miss the active rough housing, and I do.
As Old Molly's story shows though size has nothing to do with intelligence.
I very well remember our little Love Bird, who used to have her own way to get attention. If she wanted interaction and felt she was not getting it, she would nip you, then when you yelled would run like hell for the other side of the couch and squawk at you. It was her version of a laugh, she was waiting to be picked up and handled.
Once bonded with humans Parrots are quite the pet!! Does not really matter what species you have, as long as they are bonded with you.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Bill Cosby
I'll probably never have one but the more I read about your macaw themore I'd like to get to know one! owly

They are ALL fun. I like the bigger ones because of the puppy like play. Charlie is finally out growing ... are quite the pet!! Does not really matter what species you have, as long as they are bonded with you.

I really like the little 'uns a lot, especially all the conures and lovebirds and cockatiels and budgeis and parrotlets and..and..and :0)
LOL, don't you know you NEVER drink your coffee / tea while reading RPB I do love my BCC, even though he is not as bonded to people as the B&G. He was wild when we got him, and was tamed, but you still have to be careful of him. He has done better since I decided to stop taking him outside. During the winter he was allowed flight, a little. In summer I would clip him so I could take him outside, but he is always scared to death of anything "new", and outside was always "new" so he was always scared.

Now that the kids are grown I let him have full flight last winter, and just slowed him down this spring and he is inter acting with me more since he can just fly over when he feels like it. Seems to spend an hour or so at a time with me. It's funny now though. I put a small fan high up on one wall in my bedroom. Often Max (BCC) will come to me when I am working around the house and happily ride my shoulder. Now every time I walk into the bedroom, he see's that fan, lets go with a fear chirp.

and fly's out the door LOL. Those damn bird eating fans . It will be interesting to see how long it takes him to decide the fan does not eat green birds after all.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Bill Cosby
Personally Abe, I find most parrots to be MORE intelligent than most people. ;-)

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