Hi, I need some advice from any of you who own birds.
We are considering getting a Hahns Macaw. There is this bird store next to our house that has one, and I grew really attached to it. I love the thing. I went there today and it hopped on my hand, crawls up, and plays around. I have never owned a bird before, so I had some questions, and am asking for some advice.
My questions are, are these kinds of birds real noisy? Will they wake my family up in the middle of the night? I know birds are generally like a member of the family, requiring a lot of attention, and that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Our only real concern is that we go out of town occasionally. The bird store boards birds for 7.50 USD a day, but thats kind of expensive, as we go out of times sometimes for weeks. What do we do then? We have a housekeeper that stays at our house all week, but leaves on the weekends. Can the bird be by itself on the weekends sometimes? And please give me any advice essential for caring for a bird.
Thanks in advance,