So as those who read my Illiger's macaw for sale (I did edit the post, I got mixed up with the blue winged and red bellied, the blue winged is the Illiger's
) you will all know that I am hopefully getting him very soon, hopefully next week. I'm just waiting for the owner to let me know.
Sadly this is how he is currently living
It makes me so sad. Well, if (which I'm 99% sure he is) he is coming to live with me, he's actually going to be moving into a very large aviary. I would keep him in the cage but look at it. I'm going to try and clear it up. Maybe when the house has been sorted out he can come back inside, but for now I'm going to fill the aviary with lots of toys and swings and all kinda things for him. I'm also going to put him on a much better diet.
I'm not too sure on the species though. I have never heard of anybody keeping them as pets and I'm finding very little information on them. I was hoping that somebody on here MAY know anything about them. So far all I've found out is:
- they're prone to obesity and should eat less seeds etc than most parrots and more fruit and veg
- they can have a very nervous temperament but once settled in with you have the same personality of a blue and gold macaw
- are loud
- 20 inches long ... so fairly big!
- needs LOTS of space
- like things to hide in
- in the wild almost 100% of their diet is made up of palm fruit. I can't buy these but you can buy the palm fruit stuff for parrots from most good sites, I could put this on his food?
Thanks guys! I can't wait to get him