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Old 12-05-2018, 08:44 AM
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Please make a sticky for a proper Macaw diet!

I'm putting out a request to have a post made by someone with extensive Macaw experience to make a sticky post regarding the proper Macaw diet.

As I understand it, and please correct me if I'm wrong; Macaws require a higher fat diet than, say, an Amazon. They get this fat mostly from healthy nuts, correct? Do they also require the dried clay blocks/pieces you often see for sale? How about the fruit:vegetable ratio for them?

I'd love to read more about Macaws as I will likely (hopefully) have one someday years from now when I feel fully confident in caring for one. Thanks!
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Re: Please make a sticky for a proper Macaw diet!

Good for you, it's always better to do your research before you bring your bird home. You could probably learn a lot about macaws by just reading past posts in the Macaw section.

Our parrot food recipes and diet section is also an excellent source of information. Once you have a basic idea of parrot diets in general it's pretty easy to adapt the diet to a particular species or a particular bird. I'm sure our Macaw enthusiasts can also help with a Macaw specific diet.

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Re: Please make a sticky for a proper Macaw diet!

as far as I know: the clay-blocks are pure nonsense

(just like the grit they always sell "because birds eat grit" - completely ignoring the fact that the intestines and eating habbits of parrots are not the same as that of a chicken...)

of course all enrichment is to be encouraged, so for fun...maybe, necessary for survival: nope.
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