The Pet Village of Duncanville, Texas, initially offered $1000 before some of their customers started contributing additional money. The macaw was hand raised in the store and has never left the store in his 28 years before he was stolen by thieves, who the store owner believes intentionally targeted the parrot.
"We were broken into and the thieves only wanted Max as they were in and out in 90 seconds and never went past his cage. They had obviously checked out the store because they knew we had cameras (their faces were covered) and an alarm." Co-owner Stephanie Roberts told PetPeoplesPlace.com.
Macaws are popular pets because of their exuberant and playful personality. They are also good talkers, and anyone who believes they might have seen Max can help to identify him by his vocabulary – "Cracker", "What?", "Hello", "Bye Bye" and "Work".
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