Hyacinth Macaw – Isla

Isla is a 15 year-old Macaw with an unbelievable vocabulary. Macaws are known for their talking abilities, of course, but Isla’s an incredible chatterbox. She’ll say she’s been a bad bird and if you laugh at her, she’ll laugh back. If she wants some nuts, she pushes her food bowl out, gets her nuts, then pulls it back in. She has a very expensive diet of pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and her favorite, macadamia nuts, which are 98% of her diet. Macaws are known as the gentle giants and she fits that description perfectly. She’s in good shape and has a life expectancy of 100 plus years.

Something interesting about Isla is that her tongue has a yellow stripe on it. If she opens her mouth and sticks her tongue out you’ll see a yellow stripe along the side of it.

Isn’t she lovely?

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