My Macaw has one leg and sleeps laying down

by Laurie
(USA)

I have a one legged blue and gold macaw. He sleeps laying down. He also lays down sometime during the day. He is very active so I don't think he is sick at all.

Is this normal for a macaw with only one leg? Does he just get tired and have to take a break? He is still just a baby about 5 months old, so he is either very active or sleeping. But I want to make sure that this is not something I have to be concerned about. Thanks

Comments for My Macaw has one leg and sleeps laying down

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 04, 2013
Macaw laying down
by: Anonymous

I have a blue and gold who has two legs. She loves to fly over to my bed and lay down next to me for belly ribs. I think it's perfectly normal.

Apr 23, 2008
One legged Macaw
by: Tracie

I think it may be a combination of needing a rest and being a baby. Babies sleep more than adult birds. Also, having only one leg, could be tiring.

I am sorry I don't know what else more to say.

Click here to add your own comments