Chewing is a natural behavior for macaws. It is something they do to keep their beaks in good shape. Our Animal Care Team provides a lot of enrichment so our macaws can explore and keep busy using their natural behaviors like chewing.
Besides interacting with each other, our macaws interact with different objects by moving them with their feet, testing them with their tongue, and tossing them around. Daily the medley of food, wood, and enrichment items provided must be removed from the habitat to make room for new exploration.
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