Over many months and two separate trips, I watched as a pair of Bue and Gold Macaws Ara ararauna nested in a dead standing Buriti Palm Mauritia flexuosa.
Wild parrots feed on a vast variety of foods…
The concept of giving toys and enrichment to parrots dates back only about 30 years.
Aviculturists in the West learned long ago that diet is key to health and success. One cannot feed just sunflower seeds or peanuts and expect the birds to remain healthy.
The subject of feeding animal protein to parrots is the question being answered here.
This article addresses the immediate response that the owner should take to improve the life of a sick pet bird.
When pet ownership is understood, a tremendous amount of enjoyment can be mutually derived: the bird will look forward to your company and you will look forward to seeing the bird.
In captivity, parrots tend to be given toys to destroy and interact with. They contribute to breaking the monotony of captivity. But in my opinion toys are not enough and do now allow the natural behaviors to be played out.
Amazon parrots range from the easy to the difficult to breed.
I never saw housing the birds indoors as a detriment, but rather learned that parrots are highly adaptable and that if they are provided with suitable conditions, an indoor bird room was never a deterrent when it came to breeding.
Diet is one of the most important husbandry aspects in maintaining a healthy parrot.
No matter if one is in the Middle East or South America, Europe or the US, the first bird at the top on everyone´s list for the best “talker” is the African Grey.