A RaneBeau of Color by lyndemc

A RaneBeau of Color

This is my macaw, RaneBeau. He's quite the buddy, despite the look of that beak (that needs a bit of a trim). The story goes that I mentioned being interested in owning an African Grey and within hours my husband finds one for adoption in a newspaper, so off we go to see it. The Grey was not impressed with my presence but this goofy macaw that was also in need of a new home was; he waved and said "Hello!" over and over. I did end up adopted the grumpy Grey bird who warmed up quite nicely once settled into our house...and then it proceeded to repeatedly call for RaneBeau (they were from the same elderly couple's home), so I went back and got the big guy. He was not a nice bird and put some major holes in one of my sons who dared to try to pick the bird up, but after an accident that broke the tip of the beak off and caused profuse bleeding, my rescue efforts changed the parrot's mind about me and ever since I have been his best friend. (He'd still love to puncture the rest of the family though in the name of protecting me.)

This photo is SOOC - no color alterations/edits in the least. RaneBeau is truly a colorful parrot. (His name was Rainbow when I got him; I altered the spelling since I didn't have the heart to change his name.)

On yesterday's picture, thanks to @kali66 @jamibann @30pics4jackiesdiamond @fbailey it's confirmed that it's variegated Common Periwinkle that will not be denied the chance to thrive around the foundation of my front walk. Thanks, Gals, for the info.
He is a stunner, love your story of the way you acquired him!
May 13th, 2020  
Wow this is fabulous.
May 13th, 2020  
Superb parrot !
May 13th, 2020  
Fantastic shot and I love the story.
That beak sure looks like a murder weapon though!
May 13th, 2020  
Love the story on your new additions - wonderful shot of this macaw - fabulous color. Glad he likes you - the rest just stay away from that beak!
May 13th, 2020  
brilliant
May 13th, 2020  
wow, great capture, an explosion of colors
May 13th, 2020  
Fantastic colors in your macaw!
May 14th, 2020  
Your very own guard parrot. Having seen a couple of Coopers hawks fairly close up, in my back yard, this year, I have a great deal of respect for what a large bird can do if he means one harm!
May 14th, 2020  
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May 14th, 2020  
What a wonderful story. Clearly you are a bird whisperer
May 14th, 2020  
Great capture and adoption of that colorful bird. Good thing it likes you, at least.
May 14th, 2020  
Oh no, the horrible memories that you've managed to conjure up for me! Eh, I'll get over it, especially given the trade off in viewing this stunningly good photo of that horrible bird. ;-)
May 14th, 2020  
Such a beautiful bird and what a story!
May 14th, 2020  
What an interesting story and great coloured bird :)
May 14th, 2020  
Oh wow, he is beautiful!
May 14th, 2020  
Love this shot and your story. I remember seeing pictures of him before, but hadn't read your story about him. FAV
May 15th, 2020  
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