Eight new scarlet macaws settling in well at Dudley Zoo

Dudley Zoo’s new scarlet macaws are settling well into their luxury lodgings and lapping up their five-a-day feasts.

The eight vibrant birds arrived at the zoo from Cornwall three weeks ago and moved into a large £30,000 home which replaced the 35-year-old group of three parrot aviaries. 

The South American scarlet macaws are becoming more confident and enjoying exploring the spacious enclosure. Head of Birds, Nicola Wright, said:

"After a tentative start the birds are really gaining confidence and have started discovering all the different feeding stations. A typical breakfast is a mix of broccoli, carrots, peas, pear and mung beans so they are definitely getting their five-a-day!

“Because they all look so similar we are trying to pick out the nuances between each bird and getting to know their individual personalities.”


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