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We have a 10 month old blue and gold Mackaw. (a mackaw is a parrot)  And she is our little baby. We love her to pieces.  We have this setup on our back porch that she loves to play around on for hours.  The other day my husband went to take a shower and left her out there. When he came back she was gone.  He couldnt find her anywhere. She doesn’t fly. The 2 times she did you should of seen the look on her face. her posture was all indignant and the look was like “what the heck just happened- am I a freak?” (it cracked us up)
He called in sick to work then called me to see if I could leave work and help him find her. Which I did, of course. I thought he was just too impatient and wasnt looking hard enough so on my drive home I am like “here I come to save the day”
4 hours later and no sign of Lollie I just started crying. I was beginning to believe that a hawk grabbed her and took her to the nest or something.
So I had just gone inside to make a sign for all the cars that passed by to keep an eye on her. And I heard my husband call me. “I found her.”
Yeeaaah,  She was like 15-20 feet up a tree about 200 ft from the porch. And my 43yo, 230 pound husband suddenly turned into a monkey and climbed that tree.  I could not believe it - If I had known what I was going to see I would have grabbed the camera and posted it for you all.  

What was weird about the whole experience is that we were both drawn to checking out that same area.  Something saying shes over there.
And we listened to our gut. we had checked it and checked it. No sign.
I am so glad that he went back to check it again.
It was sooo weird.
I just thought I would share my best/worst day with you all.



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      Lazylola wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • Yay!!!! estatic Lollie was found! Yes, a picture would have been priceless. Glad you guys had a happy ending....



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      Marilyn09 wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • Here is a pic that shows Lollie on her jungle gym, I am hoping that it shows how many trees are around our home.  The puppy is named Abby at the time she was 8wks old. In the background is our 9yo Shipeek.



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      Angelcart wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • They are such beautiful birds!  My dear friend has a blue/gold macaw, afrifcan grey (my favorite!) and 3 other parrots.  I am in total awe of how Weaver the african grey talks so clearly!  It it unbelievable.  Both of them love to drink red wine and Weaver loves when I give him Coke or Pepsi from the rim of my can.  They moved about 3 hours away and every time we visit I hang with the birds for hours!  Her Macaw was a rescue, his name was Ernie and they treated him very badly.  She took him and changed is name to Journey.  They are all soooooo beautiful.  So glad you found yours.estatic



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      Marilyn09 wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • Thank you gals;
      African Greys are well known for their talking/ mimicking abilities. Blue and Golds are well known for their companionships. Sometimes you can find both qualities in one bird.
      Right now all Lollie does is laugh and only kinda sorta says ‘want’ (it sounds like she is gargling water.) ggggggr then she lifts a foot.
      We also play “i’m gonna eat you” and she tucks in her neck- its so cute and when she does it to us she laughs and nibbles us quickly and gently wherever she happens to find.
      My husband is the one that pushed for a parrot- I dont think I would have ever found them pleasing - but I am so glad we have her now.



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