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July 31, 2020 at 9:58 am #4271AnonymousInactive
The Red-bellied Macaw is relatively large compared to other small parrots. The whole body is almost covered by green feathers, and the body color is very beautiful. The face is featherless and full of stripes, a bit like the painted face in Peking opera, it turns red when excited.
Red-bellied Macaws are widely distributed, distributed in northern South America, from the highlands of Guyana through the north and southeast of Venezuela to Colombia, from the east of Peru to the north of Bolivia and Brazil in the south, and they are also found on Trinade Island.
Morphological characteristics of Red-bellied Macaw
The ideal body length of the adult Red-bellied Macaw should be around 46cm, and the ideal weight should be around 300g. The color of the adult bird’s body is green, and its petite posture always feels very clever. It is one of the more common ornamental birds.
The lower abdomen of the Red-bellied Macaw is olive-colored with dark reddish-brown feathers, and the covering feathers on the neck, back and outside of the tail are also olive green. The forehead and the bottom of the bird’s beak are blue-green, the chin, throat, and the top of the chest are slightly gray, and each feather has a green piping on the outside. The main flight feathers and cover feathers of the wings are blue-green, the inside of the cover feathers is yellow-green; the inside of the tail coverts is blue-green; the upper part of the tail is green, and the inside is olive yellow. The beak of an adult bird is black, and the naked skin of the face is pale yellow with a little white. The tip of the beak of the young bird is slightly waxy white, and the reddish brown on the abdomen is less obvious.
Living Environment of Red-bellied Macaw
For small parrots, regardless of the climate, at the beginning of the rainy season and at the end of the rainy season each year, the climate is warm and humid, with adequate food, which is a good time for birds to breed. By analogy, the turn of spring and summer in China and autumn are the peak seasons for bird breeding. Then your birds should pay attention to providing an environment close to this climate. Put it indoors in too humid weather and indoors in too cold weather. Basically, don’t put it outdoors when the temperature is below 10 degrees. For breeding birds, not only the temperature should not be too low, but the temperature difference should also be avoided. For example, in the spring of Guangdong, the daytime temperature can reach 20 degrees Celsius, but it is only about 10 degrees at night. Although it is very good relative to the north, the temperature difference between day and night is as high as 10 degrees. This kind of temperature does not matter to ordinary parrots, it is a great threat to the birds that lay eggs and brood. The temperature difference is too large, the bird’s adaptability is poor, and self-preservation is still difficult, so there is no need to mention breeding. Therefore, although the food is adequate and the environment is quiet, the relatives still abandoned their nests.
I talked about the big environment before, let’s talk about the small environment. To raise birds well, apart from eating and drinking well, they also need a quiet environment. An overly noisy environment gives the bird a sense of insecurity. The bird is in a state of impatient and restlessness. It must always be in a state of alert and cannot grow and reproduce well. Therefore, the birds in the breeding period should pay special attention to the quiet environment and put them in the less disturbed place at home. The conditions are limited. Use dark-toned cloth to cover slightly, or better cover with green plants.
Breeding Knowledge of Red-bellied Macaw
Red-bellied Macaws are relatively small and often have neuroticism. They have low food requirements, but most of these parrots only eat palm tree fruits. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the living habits of the parrot when raising it.
The Red-bellied Macaw almost only revolve around a very special kind of palm tree in eating, nesting, resting and activities. This kind of palm tree called Italian palm (also known as Morrisis palm) only grows in swamps. Therefore, Red-bellied King Kong only inhabits these marsh wetlands along the water source. They eat 100% of their food from the fruits of this palm tree and hardly eat anything else. During the breeding season, they will be scattered into small groups to find suitable tree holes to build nests. Sometimes they will see groups of up to hundreds of animals move together, and occasionally they will be active with orange-winged Amazons and chestnuts. At that time, all ethnic groups gathered near the palm trees to spend the night together. The call is sharp and piercing, and the alertness is high, and it is difficult to spot when foraging around palm trees during the day.
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