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Dancing Senegal Parrot


Type: Senegal Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
Species: Senegalus
Subspecies: Mesotypus
Sex: Female
Weight: 120 grams
Height: 9 inches
Age: 15 years, 5 months
Caped Cape Parrot


Type: Cape Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
Subspecies: Fuscicollis
Sex: Male
Weight: 330 grams
Height: 13 inches
Age: 13 years, 8 months
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Type: Blue & Gold Macaw
Genus: Ara
Sex: Female
Weight: 850 grams
Height: 26 inches
Age: 11 years, 5 months
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Adopted a Rescue Green-Winged Macaw

Comments (10)

By Michael Sazhin

Tuesday December 24th, 2013

I got myself a macaw today for Christmas. Actually this has been in the works for a year now but today was finally the day. As you may know I was supposed to be getting a baby Green-Winged Macaw from a breeder earlier this year but unfortunately the unnamed baby passed away at the breeder's before I ever got to meet it. That heart-breaking situation made me think twice about getting a baby and I began looking at rescue options.

Over the last few months, I got to know about Lazicki's Bird House & Rescue from several sources. I first heard of them at the Connecticut Club Birdie Bash when I inquired about rescue macaws. The organization was later mentioned to me by others and I heard about it in the news.

Originally I had my own ideas about what I wanted in my third, and most likely final, bird. It had to be huge! It had to be friendly, motivated, a ham on stage, and most importantly flighted. When you deal with rescue, you don't necessarily get complete say over what you want and it's important to see how the bird likes you just the same. Without even meeting the bird, the rescue had already picked out the one for me. They knew what I was looking for and they knew the birds best so they said that Santina would work best for me.

I flew out to the Rhode Island rescue a month back to meet the bird and learn about her. I waited until after my big circum-Caribbean trip (videos coming soon) to bring her home. So today was the big day to finally get the bird. Because of weather, I opted to drive to the rescue rather than fly. It took over 9 hours of driving there and back but the trip was well worth it; the cargo I brought back: priceless.

I will be sharing more about the adoption process, Santina, and the homecoming in days to come but in the mean time here are some pictures and Santina's first video.

Caged Green-Winged Macaw
Santina in her cage at the rescue

Going over paper work and photos at the rescue

Steve with Santina

Biting Macaw
Santina trying to bite me

Steve put Santina on my arm despite that she didn't want to so she bit me

Santina leaving the rescue to come home

Macaw Coming out of carrier
Rescue Green-Winged Macaw coming out of the carrier at home

Macaw on arm
Santina steps up for me at home

Green-Winged Macaw Beak
Santina, a 14 year old female rescue Green-Winged Macaw

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Posted on December 24, 2013 03:43AM

Beautiful!!! Can't wait to see more :thumbsup:


Posted on December 24, 2013 05:01AM

WOW, good bird. Congrats, looking forward to see the progress.


Posted on December 24, 2013 05:53AM

Congrats! While I cannot fault anyone for getting a bird directly from a responsible breeder, (as we too had originally planned) I think there's something lovely about giving a "second-hand" bird a secure home. Warmest Christmas wishes to you and yours, Weka


Posted on December 24, 2013 08:13AM

Super mega congratulations! She's such a beautiful bird! I, too, just got a rescue parrot just recently, so your videos with your lovely Santina will be especially helpful.


Posted on December 24, 2013 12:00PM

Congratulations Michael!


Posted on December 24, 2013 09:57PM

WOW! What an awesome Christmas gift, to yourself, Michael, and especially to Santina, for giving her a loving home! I am so happy for you, and excited that your flock had grown! Congrats -- she is SO beautiful! ? I can't WAIT to see what you teach her, and hear more about her, too! anicing:


Posted on December 25, 2013 04:06AM

Video of Santina a month ago at the rescue on my first visit. She wanted nothing to do with me!


Posted on December 27, 2013 05:44PM

Congrats Michael! How will you introduce Santina eventually to Kili & Truman? Also what method did you use for tameness training?


Posted on December 28, 2013 02:24AM

You wanna know if parrot tastes like chicken, parrot wants to know what human tastes like. Ouch!


Posted on December 29, 2013 09:20PM

[quote="Michael":20ua3k6g]Video of Santina a month ago at the rescue on my first visit. She wanted nothing to do with me![/quote:20ua3k6g] Hah! It was the same with Chance. When we first met, she wanted nothing to do with me and wouldn't step-up for me, either. It can take time for the rescues to "choose" you; they've been hurt/dumped and their trust needs to be earned. But when they do accept you and learn you're a friend, they will open their hearts, as Chance did. ? I've already said it, but I am so happy you and Santina found each other. How's Kili and Truman adjusting to their new flockmate? :P

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