Animal Stories - Catalina Macaw

Animal-World Information about: Catalina Macaw

   The Catalina Macaw is a very colorful parrot. It is a cross between a Blue & Gold Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw.
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Chuck Molnar - 2018-06-24
Macaws are very loud, very loud!!! They make poor pets. When you buy one, nobody will buy it when you want to sell it!!! Believe me. I’m stuck wit one.

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  • Emma - 2020-05-05
    You can train them to speak, as they only scream when they want attention. if you ignore them when they scream and only give them attention when they say a word/whistle/hum or really do ANYTHING but scream, it will condition them to stop screaming because they only get affection whenever they speak or hum. It definitely takes time and patience but its worth it in the end. If you still have your bird, id offer to buy her/him... email me or sum. [email protected]
Macaw Mom - 2018-08-30
Do you want to sell your macaw? Location? Price? Can you give me more info on your baby?

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  • Jagpreet - 2019-07-03
    I have a 9 week old hybrid macaw. A calico mixed with a blue and gold macaw.
  • Yesenia gonzales - 2019-05-17
    I would like to sell my blue gold and Catalina macaw. They are about 1yr and a half. They have livedwith each other since they were babies. Don’t have a clue how much to sell them for. If you have any suggestions please email me. Thank you😊
Angie - 2017-12-17
Trying to sell Her I been having it for five months and I just can’t take care of her more.When I got her she told me that she was three kinds of breeds and she’s nine years old

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  • Janna Jones - 2018-02-08
    I am seriously looking for a catalina, I have a male Ruby - he is lonely and I have a huge aviary
  • Janna Jones - 2018-02-08
    You may contact me at 850 866-3229 with more info on your catalina, It must be a female but very interested.
  • Breea - 2018-03-18
    Is your Catalina still available
  • Kareem - 2018-08-29
    I have a Catalina Macaw that I am looking to move very cheaply. You can call me at2404624653.
Lane - 2017-11-17
My Catalina macaw Moon is not only very affectionate with me, but unlike what I have been reading Moon the macaw has like a 150 word vocabulary. I never fed him treats to get him to talk. And he uses phrases when appropriate and when he wants something. He also sings along with my yellow nape Amazon when we sing. He does't sound real nice but he sure tries.

Janet Tuckwell - 2012-07-18
I have a 10 year old Catalina named Merlin who does in fact know more than 15 words/phrases. He is a rescue bird like most of mine and he was left alone in a cage over filled with toys for at least 10 days at a time. When I got him he hadn't been let out of his cage for about 4 years. At my house he is out on his T-Stand or walks on the floor. He has begun to scream when my rescued Goffin screams but I'm working on getting the Goffin not to scream as much. He LOVES to be held and to be hand fed and demands to drink out of your cup. He LOVES to be sprinkled with water and while you are squirting him he will say 'ahhh rain!' He is so silly! He dances, sings and like my other macaw he hocks up food to try to feed me lol. I breed blue and gold macaws and I'm thinking of saving a female baby from the first clutch to bond/breed with him so I can share with the rest of the world how pretty he is!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    Catalinas are gorgeous.
  • Anonymous - 2017-04-03
    Why bring more of these gorgeous creatures in the world only to be mistreated or forgotten about? I am soooo worried what will become of my babies in 25 yrs or so that if i cant find proper homes they will all come with me!
Tracy L Jones - 2016-02-23
I recently took in a Catalina macaw. Her diet was seeds, no toys in her cage, and she has been plucking due to little attention. I'm working on her diet, supplementing with avi calm, plenty of toys. My question is what is the best method to help with one sound she makes? It honestly sounds like a very loud firework going off. I have been ignoring it, but was wondering if there is something else I can do? Her normal macaw noises, though loud, I expect. This seems to be a learned noise/behavior. She does it usually when I (more so my kids) approach her and I try to engage her with a foot toy. She also does it when I have food, or when I walk away during target training/training. She does it more when on the top of her cage than when in it. (I'm trying to introduce her play stand by putting in near her cage) she shows little interest in toys. Any ideas to help with this would be greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, I have semi noise reduction earplugs. 😂

Rhonda - 2014-06-23
I have just recently (1 month) purchased a 6 year old Catalina Macaw. The lady that had him said he belonged to her husband. He passed away and she could not afford to take proper care of him. He had NO toys in his cage, he had two perches made out of pvc pipe. I purchased him brought him home and of course set his cage up with plenty of toys. My issue now he is regurgitating on all his toys. It goes all over the toys, cage, floor etc... He will not let me hold him. He will gladly take food out of my hand. Does anyone have any help with the regurgitating on his toys. Will the behavior stop eventually or what should i do ? Thanks in advance for the help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    Regurgitation is a normal and enthusiastic behavior, especially with sexually mature macaws. It's usually directed towards the keeper however, rather than toys. This re-direct may be a sign that you have not yet developed a close bond, so the toys may simply be 'safe'. Trust takes a long time, packed with patience and love to develop. Your best bet is to work on discouraging this habit with gentle remonstrations.

    Make make sure it is regurgitation and not vomiting though, as vomiting is a definite sign of illness and a vet visit would definitely be in order. You can tell it's regurgitation if the bird is often bobbing its head and stretching out its neck to force expulsion of whatever is in its mouth down to the crop, and the food isn't digested. Vomiting on the other hand is more of a spitting action, the bird will shake its head from side to side, and it doesn't look like food anymore:)

    You still may want to take your macaw for a vet visit for a check up to rule out anything abnormal, and for peace of mind. Although regurtitation is usually a normal behavior, it can at times signal a medical problem. And in extremely rare situations, which is not understood at this time, some birds develop a pathology where they regurtitate continually.
David Mosqueda - 2013-03-03
Recently I purchased 2 Catalina macaws from a man who had the macaws in his bathroom at his business. The birds had full feathers meaning they would fly in his shop. Needless too say they has no human contact (held and preen by human hands), and were independent. Looking at the 2 Catalina situiation I felt that I had to purchase the 2 macaws. Knowing this was not going to be easy, the first thing I did was clip their wings. This allowed me to allow the Catalina's to know they could no longer fly out of range if attempting to get them on my hand. In the beginning they were not trusting me, but like any animal, but I fed them every day and since they were clipped, this allowed me to have more one on one contact with. Every day I would put them outside with the 2 my Green Wings in the front yard. This was something the 2 Catalina's we never allowed before. It was a totally new and well deserved direction for them both, a sense of freedom! Every day I have my 4 macaws are outside with me. Fast forward, it has been 3 months that the Catalina's have been in my home, and to a surprise, the Catalina's now allow me to hold them both and give me kisses at the same time with no jealousy at all. So yes I do feel like the lucky's man in the world!!!

stacie - 2012-05-19
I sure my baby bird. From what I've read it seems they are not supposed to be the best talkers. My Sassy is right now going through her whole long list of words and phrases as I am in here on the computer and not outside with her. She just babbles on and on, "I love you pretty bird", "momma", "hi", "hello", and on and on she goes. She seems to pick up everything I say to her. Today she started saying "peek a boo" because yesterday i was playing peek a boo with her. She says "good bird" or "ow, that hurts baby" Gee, I wonder why she would say that? She does not however say any of the scolding terms I use like "Don't bite" and I've said that a lot. When I got her a few months ago she was so scared and mean it was hard to even get her fed and water filled. Now she takes sunflower seeds right out of my mouth. She comes right up and nuzzles her head in my neck or chest. (always a scary moment at first) She has never yet bit me hard anywhere only wants to nibble on my fingers sometimes. I say "ow" and she laughs. She also yells at the dogs when they are barking "STOP". She is a love and i'm overjoyed to have her.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-20
    Just because it is said that they are not the best talkers, does not measn they don't talk. Some are quite vocal and will surprize you with what they can learn. You can actually wind up in a discussion with them.
Stacy - 2007-12-01
I have had my Catalina Macaw for over 5 years now! Prior to, he was my brother-in-law's bird. He's in his "terrible teens", lol. He loves to go for car rides (van only...hates the mustang). There is about a 15 minute window before he begins regurgitating (he really loves me)! I've read and heard their vocubulary is approx. 15 to 25 words. informed, this is an extremely conservative estimate.
My "Buddy" (Budweiser)has a vocabulary in excess of 50 words and min. 20 full phrases/sentences, that are most of the time-used in context with full appropriate expression. And that's only what I've heard! This is excluding his sound imitations, little dog & big dog barks, eeeew, kissing, coughing, sneezing, opera singing (I don't have the heart to tell him he's no "song bird"), whistling, laughing, humming, sighs, Uuuugh-I'm sick sounds, etc. He hasn't met a yellow nape or African Grey yet that he hasn't "put to shame" in a verbal war! He was raised with another Macaw and a Nape and I wonder how much influence that had on his verbal skills? To this day, I'm amazed at what comes out of his mouth. Since new things are always "popping" out of his mouth-that he didn't hear at home! For over a year, at approx. 8pm every night, He'd call out "Boo Bear". I had no idea why until my brother in law was at my house and heard him calling "BooBear". Boo Bear was a dog my brother in laws-father had when Buddy was a baby! His new phrase for this week, "That's enough-You better behave". He's in his rebellious/teenage years and reminds me of this daily with his "whatever, shut up and spoiled brat"! I recently began fostering a handicapped (one leg) female Green Wing, who supposedly only said "I love you" and "Hello"...whether her owner (tsfrd. overseas for military duty) didn't know, or Buddy has had an influence...within the short 3 weeks she's been with us, I have heard her say many of the same phrases and words as him. I'm worried about him being a bad influence on her and the four letter words will start coming out soon. lol My buddy is a spoiled, bratty, narcicist and I wouldn't trade him for the world! When both my cats (a year apart) were losing their battles with cancer, Buddy would go stand next to them and just gaze at them. It was as though he was trying to comfort them in some way. Prior to them getting sick, he never gave a care in the world about those cats. Didn't even acknowledge their existence. After they both passed to kitty heaven, he didn't speak for several days. I think he was grieving or allowing me to do so.
I can't ever imagine beginning my day without hearing, "Goin to work-crappy work-hurry up"...and ending my day with kisses, "I love you-see you in the morning".

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  • Micheal - 2012-01-09
    Woah nelly, how about them appels!