Entries in Ara ararauna - Blue-and-Gold Macaw (30)
Peruvian officials raided an old building in downtown Lima where 478 wild animals were held in unsanitary conditions without food and water. Officials believe the animals were being held to be sold in the black market.
Among the animals confiscated were 434 canary-winged parakeets, seven yellow-footed tortoises, four monkeys, a blue-and-yellow macaw, 17 black-headed parrots, four red-fronted parrots, five white-eyed parakeets, four grey-cheeked parakeets and a green parakeet.
CARLINVILLE — Del Nejmanowski loved animals. Through the years, he had doves, a hawk, a monkey — even a black bear — all of which he kept at home in Carlinville, opinions of neighbors notwithstanding. Eventually, he settled on macaw parrots. The big kind. The ones that rise early, squawk and, left to their own devices, do pretty much what they want.
Gulliver left California in December on a 48-foot catamaran with his owners and their dog Snickers. They ran aground near Fanning, a tiny island 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, and the family managed to swim ashore with their pets.
I'd first heard of John Strutt in 1999 via an Internet Forum - For the Love of Greys. I was seeking advice on free flying my baby CAG hen but the subscribers advised me to clip Artha 'for her own safety.' In one message I was told that someone in UK free flies a flock of greys. The writer doubted whether it was possible. Fifteen months later, I had tracked John down via The Parrot Society and he had invited me to Cumbria to see for myself.
So in June, we were driving from the railway station down blossom-edged lanes through the nearest village. Four blue and gold macaws swept past our car going in the same direction. It was like something out of Alice in Wonderland.
'Some of ours going home,' said John. Artha on my shoulder, wearing a harness, might have looked wistful if parrots can show that emotion.