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Zoo's macaw dies

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:22 am

Now, the reason why I post this here is to illustrate the fact that zoos don't do such a good job at caring for parrots. This parrot was way too young to die and did because of bad care.

https://www.wahpetondailynews.com/opini ... 39e11.html
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Re: Zoo's macaw dies

Postby Navre » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:58 pm

It said she came to the zoo in ‘93, but it doesn’t really say how old she was, does it?
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Re: Zoo's macaw dies

Postby Pajarita » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:45 am

Correct. But even if she had been a pet bird before and was, say, 20 years old at the time (doubtful because there really weren't any pet macaws back in the early seventies but still possible, I guess), that would put her at 46 years of age and that's nothing for a macaw which would have been a wild-caught back in those days! And she died of liver and kidney issues - typical bad diet problems.
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