If a female macaw is sterile will she still lay eggs?
I run a rescue and do not usually receive "breeders" but I could not walk away from these two macaws. He is a Scarlet and she is a Hybrid. They have both been seen by my avain vet as usually he did blood work and a fecal and everything came back fine.
The people I rescued them from said they have been breeding a year but never had fertile eggs. I can never trust the people I find these poor birds with and I know of several possibilities why they may not be producing fertile eggs but one thing that could be a factor is she may be sterile. If she is sterile, would she be able to lay eggs at all? I did see three eggs in her nest but the owners pulled them when I picked up the birds.