I need your advice...here is the situation:
There is a guy down the street from my work that has 5 large macaws. 3 GW's & 2 Scarlets. All 5 birds are in cages outside on his front porch. NONE of the cages have ANY toys. This blows my mind. No toys?!? GW's are the biggest chewers of any of the macaws! They need something to chew on & play with. The poor guys!
2 of the Scarlets were pluckers. Their breasts/chests were completely bald. Hmmm, I wonder why! Duh!
From what I know of this man, he is in his 60's or 70's (right Bev?) and has had his birds for a long time.
Just because you are able to keep an animal alive does not mean it's happy or living a good life!! The plucked Scarlets are evidence of that!
Macaws are so intelligent that if they don't have anything to play with they can literally go insane.
So, what should I do? I haven't been able to stop thinking of these birds for the last 2 days. It makes me so sad (and very angry)
I would like to write this man a letter (quoting knowledgable sources about the need for chew toys) and offer to give him some homemade toys. Does that sound too pushy? Should I just drop some toys off at his door? Should I not do anything? Should I try to go talk to him? What if he just tells me to get lost? Any other ideas?