We were blessed with Mac & Goldie~A proven pair of Hyacinth Macaws! Mac is 22 & Goldie is 21! They have successfully raised two chicks to weaning age as their previous owner had fractured fingers due to a Hyacinth bite. She was unable to hand feed & found out that these magnificent creatures cared not for one of their offspring but both of them. In the wild Hyacinth Macaws or “Gentle Giants” will lay two eggs. When the first chick hatches the parents pay a great deal of attention to the first chick. Three days later, the second egg hatches & depending on the rate of growth between the two chicks, one chick will thrive & one will perish. So, blessed we are for this pair, they were domestically hand reared, take care of both their offspring. We got them in May 2014 & before one month passed, we were blessed with two beautiful white eggs! We were thrilled, to say the least! As time approached for the chicks to hatch, we waited patiently for the noises that come with new chicks. No noises! They had bred several times a day for two weeks, however, the eggs were clear! approximately three months later, we were again blessed with two more eggs, laid three days apart. We are keeping our fingers crossed & hope to report babies soon.
This chick just pipped it’s way into the world with it’s clutch mate arriving three days later! Nature is simply amazing! 🙂
Polly is saying hi to all our feather loving friends! 🙂
I love the artist of this Macaw drawing~Amazing, isn’t it? 🙂
African Grey Congo’s (Psittacus erithacus) are from the primary & secondary rainforest in West & Central Africa. They follow their friends, the elephants, because they have a symbiotic relationship. The elephants huge footprint is left in the ground & rain comes & begins a small ecosystem that the African Grey relishes! Experts have deemed these parrots as the most intelligent of all parrots. I am not sure, for Yellow Napes & Double Yellowheads have shown me they are very intelligent & speak as well as the Grey. The African Grey is also known as the Grey parrot. They are very popular as pets because of their ability to mimic humans & sounds. They are on the C.I.T.E.S appendix II which restricts the trade of wild caught birds.
Amazing little parrots, (Deroptyus accipitrinus) they are sometimes referred to as the “Red-Fanned parrot”. They are from the Amazon Rainforest. The fan of feathers around their neck makes their appearance seem much larger than they are & it helps the Hawk Head when confronted with a predator. They can be very strong willed parrots. They are not particularly common. Hawk Heads tend to bond with one person when kept as a companion bird. They require a patient & firm owner & an owner capable of reading parrot body language. Hawk Headed parrots can be very wonderful companions as personalities vary from each individual.
These two are 10 years old~Rhett is a male & his lovely wife~Bonnie~is a female! We hope to have little Rhett & Bonnie’s to be running around looking for their favorite human to play with!