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macaw and african grey

Postby dickbailey » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:11 am

Hi can any one help can I keep my african grey and a macaw in the same room but in diffrent cages thanks for any help.
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Re: macaw and african grey

Postby Wolf » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:32 am

I was going to move this to the general Parrot care section where I believe you would have gotten a better viewing, but I didn't work, so I will give my answer here.
Macaws have a problem in being housed in the same room with what are called " dust birds". An African Grey is a dust bird because like members of the cockatoo family they produce feathers that turn into a special dust that waterproofs the birds feathers. This dust can cause respiratory distress in Macaws. So my answer is that you should not house them in the same room.
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