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Re: Brazil nuts for Catalina Macaw

Posted by Robin on 4/18/09
(4) Comments

    On 4/12/09, Lori wrote:
    > How about getting him some mixed nuts in shells, they need
    > to crack them open and be allowed to be a bird. Try nutsite,
    > thats where we buy mixed nuts excellent quality and you can
    > freeze them. I buy bulk and also their trail mixes with no
    > salt. Macaws need nuts with shells, think of the wild, no
    > pellets and not crap foods!
    > On 4/10/09, Robin wrote:
    >> I have had Rain-beau (15 year old Catalina Macaw) for
    >> about 6 months now and he tolerates me, but I would like
    >> to get him off so many peanuts and was wondering if non-
    >> shelled Brazil nuts would be good for him or should I just
    >> remove the peanuts all together - he loves pistachios and
    >> walnuts, but he seems to live for peanuts. Can anyone
    >> help me?

    Thank you, Lori - I need to remember that he is a bird (even
    tho he is part of my family) and not to baby him! aaargh!
    Obviously, nuts don't come unshelled or salted in the wild.