Lucy, the Blue and Gold Macaw

by Chloe Bugbee
(Sandusky, Ohio)



Lucy! Blue and Gold Macaw
My pretty Lucy!

Christmas 17th 2010, my mother left for the whole day. I played with my Cockatiels Pocca, Albert and Birdie. Albert was saying 'pretty bird.' When I put them back in the cage, I played my Nintendo DSI system, for an hour. Next I hopped on the computer for a while, then watched a movie with my brother, Elijah, in the basement.

Soon it was 2:00 Am, my mom came home with my aunt Kenzie! My dad told me to got to my room. Kenzin follwed me. She told me all about this grey chinchilla she wanted. Then and few seconds later, my dad yelled (from the basement) to let us know we were aloud in the basement. Kenzie and I ran down the stairs. Then I stop and see this dog crate with a baby Blue and Gold macaw in it! I was about to faint at that moment! I walked slowly to the macaw's crate, she squawked at me, she also let me pat her soft black beak.

A few minutes later, we had to get the macaw out (which everyone has been calling Lucy.) My mom was so scared she ran up the stairs. So my other aunt grabbed a drumstick to pick Lucy up. Lucy was only 3 and 1/2 months old, so she didn't know how to step up! It was hard to get Lucy in her new big black cage, but we got her in!

I quickly ran up the stairs, I grabbed a cracker and gave it to Lucy. Lucy gently ate in my hand. I loved her so much! I even slept downstairs with Lucy! That is how I got my macaw, Lucy!

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Apr 13, 2011
New Blue and Gold Macaw
by: Tracie

Wow, what a beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing your picture and your story. :-)

Please read up on how to care for your bird. If your bird does not eat a healthy pellet diet like Harrison's or Roudybush, then that is the first thing to work on. Birds that eat table food and seeds often do not live long. Your bird should live as long as you or longer! :-)

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Also, your bird will need lots of pesticide free wood and things to chew and destroy. Toys for these birds are very expensive, but you will have to either make them or purchase them to keep your bird occupied.

Also, make sure your bird has some natural wood branches to stand on, instead of the cheap wood dowels that come with cages. Some large rope boings are great too.

You can read more about caring for these birds on our Macaw page.

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