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Baby Spix’s Macaws

Original price was: $860.00.Current price is: $480.00.

 The Spix’s Macaw belongs to a group that is commonly referred to as the “Blue Macaws”, which includes the closely related Glaucous Macaws (Anodorhynchus glaucus), Lear’s Macaws (Anodorhynchus learn) and the Hyacinth (Anodorhynchus. hyacinthinus).

Length: 54-60 inches
Weight: 615–920 grams
Banded: Yes
DNA Sex: Males/Females (Breeder Pair)

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We have chicks available from 9 weeks upward. Let us know the age you willing to purchase.

Diet

The feeding of these birds was determined by their preferences as follows. Mainly as a morning greeting I give them a small piece of lean, coarse-grained beef, which I supplement from time to time with a drop of a multi-vitamin supplement and/or calcium-vitamin D3. Later in the day I provide different types of fruit or berries. They particularly like the fruit of the dog rose (Rosa canina) – rose hips. All other food is disdained if it is offered and they even lose their aggression towards the keeper when feeding on them. They should not be offered too much during the breeding season.

I lost a clutch once years ago because of it. The more the small blue macaw feeds on the rose-hips the more left-over sticks on and around the beak. Outside the breeding season the birds take time to clean their beaks, but during it after feeding on these delicacies the female rushes to get back on the eggs.

If it turns the eggs with the sticky beak, they gradually get covered and the embryos die as a result of restricted exchange of gases. The fruit of the rowan or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia) is likewise a favourite food. It can, like the rose-hips, be stored deep frozen without loss of vitamins. If other fruit is offered the Cyanopsittae are only interested in the seeds and disdain the flesh. Milky maize can also be deep-frozen and will be gladly eaten seasonally as a change. I use it also as a vehicle for  medication, particularly worming remedies in so far the very robust Spix’s macaws need it at all.Baby Spix’s Macaws

Baby Spix’s Macaws

As well as maize they much enjoy teasel seeds (Dipsacus silvestris). They also like feeding on sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus) and pine nuts (Pinus cembra). I was very careful with both because of the high fat content. With both wild and cultivated plants the little blue macaws particularly like the dandelion. They pull the half-ripened seed apart before feeding on them for hours. The same applies to the fall or autumn dandelion (Leontodon autumnalis).

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