Final Project Update #3

This time, we wanted to explore where macaws are being traded to add more information to our project. At Al-rai area, there are several markets where bird lovers can buy and sell birds, and also purchase their important supplies (food, toys, equipments..etc). So my group and I went there yesterday and had the chance to get to know Osama’s shop, Rare Birds, where he trade his macaws. 

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@rare.birds shop logo

When we headed there, many hobbyists were gathered around a small macaw garden, which you can see in the picture below. Again, It was super loud with the noises as there were around 5 shops in the area and each shop contained more than 15 different kinds of macaws inside. (More infos in the final post!) 

It was a very lovely atmosphere, people were enjoying and macaws were also enjoying especially cause It’s winter and they love the chilly weather. They were dancing, screaming ..everything! and we FINALLY got to shoot videos of them talking! I realized they literally understand like humans. One of them kept saying my name. Well, It was more like Lalal but yeah… good try. I was so excited that the camera went out of focus. 😀 

Also, we had a great time knowing and talking with new bird hobbyists and they all have such great vibes, very energetic and lovable. Speaking of energy, I can’t thank Osama enough for being the most helpful and down to earth man. He was very patient with us and he were such a good guide in video shooting as he has experience in that too. Btw, since his shop has an offer every Wednesday of this January, he sold one bird there yesterday to some guy. I Guess we sent him some lucky charms. 😛  

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Initiative Meets Beauty ( Final Project Update #1)

Here we are with a new interesting character and a very unique hobby. I never thought that we have parrots in Kuwait until I met Osama Mandani, a hobbyist of compiling rare and expensive type of parrots called Macaw. Huge, colorful, social … and yeah, they can talk! I was truly captivated by the size of these birds and their colors are absolutely stunning ..such delightfulness for the eyes! 

Mandani is actually a member in a group, which has the same interest of collecting and training Macaws, whom we will be interviewing later on. Meanwhile, my group and I headed yesterday to Mandani’s house for the first time to explore where he keeps his “children” as he says. To be honest, It was really scary to see those parrots with all the loud screaming and sudden flying. I ended up with 3 Macaws on my head and arms.. so It was a bit of a challenge to capture photos with company on my upper half. 😀 

What we aim in this project is to spot the light on something that most people lack the knowledge about. Can’t wait to share more information and facts about Osama and his beautiful Macaws and more content of our story. Be ready to see the beauty of God’s creation. 🙂 

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Osama Mandani