Macaw body language

by Terri Whitman
(Sacramento, CA)

I have a yellow napped macaw - mature but unknown age. She's new to me - only had her 1 1/2 days.

She is frequently lowering her head & upper body, she'll twitch her wings and bobs her butt up and down. I was told she had layed 2 eggs 2 days before I got her. I was wondering if she's trying to tell me she wants to mate or not.

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Jul 17, 2015
Macaw body language
by: Tracie

It could be, but it could also just be the bird playing and interacting with you. Make sure you are feeding her a high quality pellet diet, so if she lays eggs again she doesn't become egg bound.

She should be eating 70 - 80% high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush and only a little bit of seeds and treats. Colored pellets are really bad for their kidneys and tiny organs, so avoid them like the plague.

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