When somebody calls seeking information and they say “I have a macaw” we will always asking what kind? Between large and Mini Macaws there’s probably more than 2 dozen species of Macaws but the hybrids add whole new dimension. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun with some birds you’ve never dreamed of.
The American Federation of Aviculture
As stated on their website, the AFA defines anyone keeping exotic birds in captivity as an “aviculturist” but AFAadvocates that this designation carries with it certain responsibilities transcending those of the owners of domesticated pets like dogs and cats.AFA believes holders of exotic birds need to be aware of the special needs of the species they hold, be aware of their conservation status, up-to-date research findingsenhancing the well-being of the birds, and the state and federal regulations pertaining to exotic birds.
Need to find a birdcentric vet in your hometown? Here’s a page that searches for all the avian vets in your area. Welcome to the Association of Avian Veterinarians.
We’ll tell anybody with a bird who has clipped wings God intended birds to fly whether or not they are missing a few feathers – accidents happen. Popcorn our rescue Cockatiel was fully flighted when we found her so she must’ve escaped. God forbid you should lose your bird or if you find an exotic bird this is the website to post information.