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Keas and Lear's macaws

Not photos, just some videos I took at Loro Parque last week. My camera is actually broken and currently won't take photos so I've been having to use my other one but the lens on my other one isn't as big. I have a proper video coming up of most of the birds there but I have to edit it all together so for now here are some from my phone

Cute and funny keas - Keas are the best - YouTube
Spying on the Lear's macaws (and one hyacinth towards the end) - Peeking at the Lear's macaws - YouTube
Lear's macaws foraging - Lear's foraging - YouTube
Enjoy a glimpse of these super birds. Keas are not loved by many, for good reason, but I love them the Lear's however really are something else and I feel so privileged to have seen them in person
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They are! Jack got an amazing bit of footage of the one in the background on the good camera, picking up pebbles from the water and examining them
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Those are beautiful!! I have never seen a Keas macaw
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Keas aren't macaws, sorry if the title was a bit misleading
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oh whoops either way, they are cool!
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Awww, I love Keas! They are sooooooo clever, though they get into and cause soooo much trouble I've seen videos of them almost completely dismantling cars at wildlife parks... taking out all the rubber lining and pulling off any piece they can get their beaks on!



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I have seen that too Jenny, I had to laugh if somebody were to get one you couldn't just take one, and you'd have to have them in a large outdoor enclosure with plenty of enrichment. They seem very happy living in a mess-making flock haha. They're very beaky too, love to poke me with the tip of their beak and try to drag me closer. And my phone, that's a different story. Thank goodness it was only through the aviary bars!!!
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Those beaks look scary.
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I have seen that too Jenny, I had to laugh if somebody were to get one you couldn't just take one, and you'd have to have them in a large outdoor enclosure with plenty of enrichment. They seem very happy living in a mess-making flock haha. They're very beaky too, love to poke me with the tip of their beak and try to drag me closer. And my phone, that's a different story. Thank goodness it was only through the aviary bars!!!
I have heard that they're one of the hardest birds to keep in captivity - they get so bored and destructive. Very hard to keep entertained! They make me think of caiques in overdrive lol



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