Monday, January 7, 2013



Animal You | Macaw | A general trend in recent years is the hybridization macaws for the pet. Poultry farmers have reported an abundance of female blue and gold macaws in captivity, which differs from the general rule of macaws and other parrots in captivity, where men often. This would explain why the blue and gold macaw is the most hybridization, and why the trend of hybridization confiscated macaws. Common hybrid macaw Ara ararauna Harlequins (Ara chloroptera x) Miligold Macaw (Ara ararauna x Ara militaris), and include Catalinas (known as rainbow in Australia, Ara ararauna x Ara macao). Additionally intergeneric hybrids unusual, but apparently healthy between the hyacinth macaw and some of the larger Ara macaws in captivity occasionally forward.

Macaws eat a variety of foods, including fruits, palm fruits, nuts, leaves, seeds, flowers and stems. The species may forage largely about 100 km (62 miles) of some of the larger species, such as Ara araurana (blue and yellow macaw) and Ara ambigua (great green macaw), in search of seasonal foods available. It has been suggested that parrots and macaws in the Amazon basin eat clay banks exposed to these toxic substances to neutralize.

Bright Donald Smith, principal investigator of the Tambopata Macaw Project, in the Tambopata Research Center (TRC) in Peru, has studied the clay eating behavior of parrots on clay deposits in Peru. He and macaws, the researchers found that the bottom choose clay deposits consume no more cation exchange capacity (the capacity of toxins) and unused areas of clay deposits and parrots therefore unable to produce the sound neutralize toxins ingested food. Rather the macaws and other birds and animals more sodium clay. Most macaws are threatened in the wild and some have died. The Spix's Macaw is now probably extinct in the wild.

International trade of all macaw species is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Some species of macaws, scarlet macaw (Ara macao), as an example are listed in Appendix I of CITES and can not legally be sold for commercial purposes.  

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