Well I have some exciting news. I seem to be the world’s luckiest girl as a friend has just done something absolutely incredible for me. A friend bought me a blue and gold macaw. I’m finally able to tell people about it as he has just had his microchip done (he doesn’t like needles much!!!)
As you all know, I wasn’t planning to add to my flock. Macaws in Australia aren’t common and don’t come cheap. As much as I’ve always loved macaws, it wasn’t even a consideration to add one to my flock. Although, I have to admit, I’ve had a tendency to visit a few very regularly at different pet stores over the years. It was something I had investigated but at the moment couldn’t afford, which was frustrating, as due to their lifespan – I’d rather have one join my flock while I’m younger.
I found myself in a pet store (with a friend) investigating a larger bowl for my lorikeets to imitate goldfish in. As usual, I stopped to look at the birds. A macaw was calling me, the sales assistant said I could let him out of his cage; he then grabbed my chest, laid his head on my shoulder and said “Awwwwwwwwwww”. He was clinging there and gave me the world’s best cuddle. Like I said, it wasn’t a consideration, but my friend spotted an instant bond. We left the pet store without looking at the bowls because I couldn’t handle being there any longer. It was breaking my heart. Over the next few days I couldn’t get him out of my head. I even thought about selling my car… In the meantime, my friend made some enquiries and then asked me: “What if…”
Which is how Fid came to join my flock. He’s in quarantine at the moment, while I deal with the initial health check results.
I’ve made a quick video blog so that you guys can actually see why I fell in love with him and see this weird instant trust thing we seem to have. I swear I’m the luckiest girl alive!
Since the above was filmed, I got some more results… Fid is a boy and is doing well!!!!
Mel Vincent works as an animal rehabilitator out of Australia.