Flicka Jun 14, 2017 03:31 PM Desert Tortoise Holding On What a wonderful pet you have. You may need to leave instructions in your will about who will get him if you die first. Macaws need the same as they live to a very ripe old age. My Grandma's sister had one when I was a little girl. Grams and I would visit in LA and I loved playing with him, and feeding lettuce. I even took it to the grocery store.