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She Looks Pretty Serious... Are We Supposed To Smile... - Blue & Gold Mac-caw - NZ by AndreaEL
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Blue-and-yellow Macaws are popular as pets partly because of their striking appearance and ability as a talking bird; however, their large size makes accommodation problematic, and they require much more effort and knowledge from owners than more traditional pets such as dogs or cats. They are intelligent and social, so for someone who can provide for their needs, they make good and loving companion parrots. Blue-and-yellow Macaws bond very closely to their owners. They tend to be more aggressive during mating season, typically 6–8 weeks in the spring time. A pair of Macaws in the Dunedin gardens, they are such magnificent birds…
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland Otago New Zealand Dunedin Gardens March 2012
She Looks Pretty Serious… Are We Supposed To Smile..

FEATURED: ANIMAL CAPTIONS & CONFESSIONS

Even the most well-tended Blue-and-yellow Macaw will “scream” and make other loud noises. Loud vocalizations, especially “flock calls”, and destructive chewing are natural parts of their behavior and should be expected in captivity. Due to their large size, they require plentiful space in which to fly. According to World Parrot Trust, an enclosure for a Blue-and-yellow Macaw should not be smaller than 15 metres (50 feet) long. They require a varied diet; a seed only diet will lead to health problems such as vitamin deficiency. An example of a good diet would be a quality pelleted mix, in conjunction with a mix featuring seed, nuts, and dried fruits, with fresh vegetables (greens and roots) and fruits fed regularly; furthermore, it is quite common (and appreciated by the parrot) to partake with their human owners of safe foods like pasta, bread, etc. It is important to avoid foods with high fat content (generally) while striving to provide a wide variety of foods. There are some foods which are toxic to birds and parrots as a group. Cherries and most other Rosaceae pits and seeds, avocados, chocolate, and caffeine are among the foods toxic to parrots. Chocolate and caffeine are not metabolized by birds the same way they are in humans. Rosaceae seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, and avocados contain persin which are both toxic compounds to birds. Safe foods include oranges, apples, grapes, peanuts, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.

She Looks Pretty Serious… Are We Supposed To Smile

We’re A Ravishing Pair… Scarlet Macaws

I Promise…I Haven’t Seen Bob At All…- Macaw

FEATURED APRIL 2012

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    They are ALL so beautiful!

  • Your comments are so very much appreciated, thank you Dot

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful sharp colors

  • Your comments are so very much appreciated, thank you Byron

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture. They are so beautiful.

  • Your comments are so very much appreciated, thank you Bunny

    – AndreaEL

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – AndreaEL

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful birds .. gorgeous colours ~ love the title too!

  • Your comments are so very much appreciated, thank you Susie

    – AndreaEL

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 2 years ago

    April-2-2012

  • Thank you so much for the honour of a feature Laura, always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Hon!

  • Your wonderful kind comment is so very much appreciated, than you Berns

    – AndreaEL

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 2 years ago

    A friend of mine has one, Very beautiful photo!

  • Your wonderful kind comment is so very much appreciated, than you Ellen

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 2 years ago

    Gorgeous birds, Andrea

  • Your wonderful kind comment is so very much appreciated, than you Angie

    – AndreaEL

  • micklyn
    micklynabout 2 years ago

    what a great capture, and great info in the description : )

  • Your wonderful kind comment is so very much appreciated, than you Mick

    – AndreaEL

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