This week's theme: Animals
Photo #6 - A parrot preening itself at the Singapore zoo. This bird is actually a Green and Red Macaw, which is a member of the parrot family. For a fee (about $5 I believe), you can arrange a photo shoot where a caretaker will perch one of these birds on your arm. A bit too touristy for me, so I took this shot from afar.
Parrots can live for around 50 years, so taking on one of these as pets is a life time's responsibility.
In fact, macaws are particularly bad as family pets. This is because,
in the wild, macaws tend to bond closely to their mates, following them
all around, and fiercely defending the exclusivity of the relationship.
Just imagine what would happen if your macaw pet decided to bond
to you. It would aggressively fend off all your other family members
from having any contact with you. With a strong beak that's
designed to crack open nuts, it's no laughing matter.
What pet do you have? I had a dog, but he passed away a few years ago at a ripe old age of 17.
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