- May 14, 2016
- The Rickeybird, 37-year-old Patagonian Conure
I don't have a macaw, but I have a macaw story!
Back in 1984, in New Mexico, when I happened into a bird store on a whim, and wound up taking the Rickeybird home with me, I met a macaw there. It was a lovely Blue and Gold female who was (I was told) very much in love with the Rickeybird. She was a real COUGAR because he was only 3 months old!!!! She screamed and flapped as I left with her "beau" (very sad; boy did *I* feel bad, but then again, I was in love, too!).
Haven't thought about that in ages until MonicaM posted a picture and story awhile back about a Patagonian Conure X Blue and Gold Macaw HYBRID!
Makes me wonder if there's some sort of natural affinity between the two species...
How is that mix even possible?? I get how macaws can breed across the species, but there is a considerable size difference. I am seeing a very flat conure after that date
I know! It's a stretch, but... the Rickeybird is a good 20 inches long, and the macaw hen was small-ish, maybe 28 inches long as I recall. As for flat conure... well, the male Rickeybird would have been (ahem, choke, cough) on top, not getting flat!
I am laughing so hard right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!