Regurgitation & How Many Nuts Are Too Many?
Hi, I have a Blue & Gold Macaw @ 5yrs. old, who constantly throws up on just about anything and everything she has and then re-eats it. Most of the time she reswallows it and there never seems to be a problem.
She even throw up on me and re-eats it before I can clean it up. Although I know this can be sexually related, it is a rather strange thing to try and explain when people come and see her!
She appears to be healthy, has a good appetite, is very strong and playful with a great and fun personality...Is there still reason for concern? She recently had a complete workup and physical w/the avian vet and labs appeared normal. Her stool is normal- white(urine) and avocado green - sometimes watery ... but, this is very inconsistent.
Her appetite is great! I have a Blue - Throated Macaw also, that has a cage right next to her and they appear great company for each other (this one in female also).
It seems rather strange though that she works so hard to purposefully throw her food up... and then re-eat it! It seems like a tremondous amount of work and effort... And she loves a soft blanket in her cage on the grate which I change out and wash everyday! She loves her blankie! What to do ???
My second concern, is that even though i feed my birds Harrison's pellets, they still love their nuts!... How many nuts are too many? I am concerned about the fat content.
Roxanna, the blue and gold - she loves walnuts and peanuts in the shell... the other one Cheyenne, the blue throated, loves almonds and peanuts in the shell. And they both love pistachios! There is an endless supply of these if it is not too much... but me being a nurse... I wonder even though the protein is high along w/fiber... do I need to be extremely concerned with potential for quick weight gain as well cholesterol increase???
They also get cooked and raw fruits and veg.twice a day - fresh. Please help so I can modify their diet more if needed. Thanks a Million! Lynn