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The Calico Macaws is a first generation macaw, Meaning it has parents which are original macaw species, The Calico macaw Parents are the Military Macaw and the Green Winged Macaw. This is a captive bred hybrid macaw. Hybrid macaws are rarely found in the wild. Calico Macaws are a very colorful hybrid. Both parents of the Calico Macaw contribute to the striking colors of their offspring, though the father’s have the dominant gene and this will influence their final appearance.
Hybrid macaws will inherit the personalities of both the parents. In the case of a Calico Macaw, this makes for a very sweet, affectionate, and captivating pet.
Feeding and Care of Calico Macaws
A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a playpen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat.
A Calico’s diet should consist of 70% pellets, 30% fresh fruit & veggies.
Do not feed birds fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, onions, apple seeds, uncooked beans, uncooked rice, alcohol, or caffeine as these can cause serious medical problems, and kill them.