Scarlet macaws are not only large and beautiful, but they have inspiring social dynamics! These parrots can live up to 80 years and mate for life, once partnered. They will do everything together from foraging, to sitting beside one-another on a favored perch. The companions frequently clean each-other, cuddle, and sporadically lock their beaks in a manner that might be interpreted as kissing.  Many parrots share these attributes.  Love is often perceived as an emotion exclusive to humans, but what does it truly mean to love? Many humans, despite professing such affection toward another, often have reservations about physical touch or quality time, projecting feelings of insecurity onto their partner. Sometimes, we humans even profess to no longer love another, parting ways in a messy fashion. Love is eternal, not conditional.  Macaw pairs are not entirely drama-free. They still squabble from time to time, but individuals never abandon their companions, nor do they withhold physical affection. After some intense squawking, they carry on with day-to-day life.  Science often rejects anthropomorphizing (assigning human qualities to other creatures), yet the field is constantly uncovering new evidence of consciousness within animals, trees, and even fungus. Are “wild” creatures merely acting out of survival necessity. If so, how are we any different? It seems arrogant and entirely unimaginative to presume that love (or any other emotion, for that matter) is exclusive to humans or even just a handful of creatures with a level of consciousness we find relatable.