Guest Author - Mavis Metcalf
Scarlet, the Scarlet Macaw is having a snack in this jigsaw puzzle picture submitted by Teresa Schnurr.
As always, you can make this puzzle harder (or easier) by changing the size and shape of puzzle pieces. You may have to scroll over to get the whole puzzle in your computer window.
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You cannot help noticing the brilliant colours of Scarlet's feathers in this picture. You can see more pictures of Scarlet as well as Teresa's other birds by taking a look at her website at Companion Fids. You will also find a lot of wonderful information on Teresa's site.
Macaws are big, beautiful birds and they can make a marvelous pet - for the right person or family. The life expectancy of these large birds is similar to a human's life expectancy, so ownership of these birds should not be taken lightly.
A macaw can be very loud, although not all are. They need a lot of room just to flap their wings and if flight is allowed (as it should be) they can cover several feet in one or two flaps of the wings. Toys are a must and macaws can demolish large and expensive toys in just a few minutes. If you are thinking of having a macaw in your home, you should learn to make your own toys.
I hope you enjoy the puzzle - thanks to Teresa for sending the picture.
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