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FEATURE


The birds were subjected to constant attention from the many patrons of the bar but didn’t seem to be stressed by the attention, in most cases they ignored everyone and went about their own birdy business. Squabbling among themselves featured quite highly in their birdy business, whether it was the best branch, favourite toy or some banana one of the waiters brought out for them, there was nothing nasty in the squabbling though, they reminded me of an old married couple with both of them wanting the last say! During the day the Macaws were kept in a large Palace cage indoors and out of the high temperatures, a quick glance in their food pot revealed a very basic seed mix and no sign of anything vaguely nutritious but we did see the waiters giving them fruit in the evenings, so all was not lost. For the birds’ sake I would have liked to make


Wandering around the town in the evenings quickly revealed that there had been a parrot population explosion since our last visit.


some suggestions to the owner about their diet but my Spanish really wouldn’t have been good enough to do it tactfully and I don’t think it would have been welcomed. Wandering around the town in the evenings quickly revealed that there had been a parrot population explosion since our last visit. Depending on how you looked at it, either the owners of the bars had realised that the parrots drew in the customers or they had fallen in love with these beautiful exotic birds as we all have. A short walk from the Tikki bar and we found another bar with an African Grey, an Amazon and another Green wing


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