One of the things that distinguishes parrots from many other birds is their zygodactyl feet. It sounds really prehistoric, but it simply means two toes forward and two toes back, specifically the second and third toe point forward, and the first and the fourth point back. This configuration of toes allows for greater ability in grasping and manipulating objects like food and toys, climbing and perching.
Since they are on their feet 24/7, many perches should be made available in your parrots cage. They should vary in ...
When Storm the blue front Amazon parrot came to us he was too unhealthy to even dream about flying – weighing a whopping 580 grams! He has now been weighing at a steady 440 grams for the past week and continues to stay around 440 grams and a little above. Today, for instance, he was 445 grams. And in that week he has been experimenting with flying in his new aviary environment!