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Looking for Blue Throat Macaw Breeder/Rescue

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I’m finally am able to get my dream bird. However I’m needing some help on the best way of going about getting one. I wouldn’t mind rescuing but I don’t know of any shelters in my state. All the ones I’ve googled are hours away. I’m not sure if local pet shops could help in locating macaws available or not.
I’m also interested in getting a Blue Throat Macaw. I know they’re a rare species. I assume I would have to put on a waitlist before I could get one. If anyone knows any reputable breeders please let me know. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, blue throats can no longer be sold across state lines due to their CITES status. So you'd have to find one in your state. Where we you located?
Oh I did not know that. I’m from Arkansas. Macaw breeders in general are hard to come by here as it is.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, blue throats can no longer be sold across state lines due to their CITES status. So you'd have to find one in your state. Where we you located?
I found this to be true as well!! I recently asked about getting a blue throat from a local bird specialty shop in the Rochester, NY area and they basically said forget it. They too said something about now being able to cross state lines :sad14:
 
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I found this to be true as well!! I recently asked about getting a blue throat from a local bird specialty shop in the Rochester, NY area and they basically said forget it. They too said something about now being able to cross state lines :sad14:
It's because of the Endangered Species Act. Most places won't risk going against the federal government!
 

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I don't know if the restrictions on selling CITES protected birds across state lines has been part of the reversal of many of the regulations made during the last administration or not. I guess it would be worth while to find out.

These rules were not "law", but only regulations. This administration has reversed thousands of regulations.
 

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I don't know if the restrictions on selling CITES protected birds across state lines has been part of the reversal of many of the regulations made during the last administration or not. I guess it would be worth while to find out.

These rules were not "law", but only regulations. This administration has reversed thousands of regulations.
Now I must research...here goes half the waking hours of this day of my life LOL
 

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Now I must research...here goes half the waking hours of this day of my life LOL
Better you than me - LOLOLOLOL

I hope they have been reversed - those regulations did absolutely zero for the wild population of parrots and endangered the breeding of some species that are rare.
 

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Better you than me - LOLOLOLOL

I hope they have been reversed - those regulations did absolutely zero for the wild population of parrots and endangered the breeding of some species that are rare.
I just did a few really quick searches and I don't see any updated information on the subject. I see posts from AA talking specifically about it and a popular post about it in regards to Chicago. Basically saying you cant buy or sell outside of the state you have residence in. This might be a sign that I need to wave my white flag on digging into this one :confused:

I don't know anything about what would or would not help to increase the number of wild blue throats in the wild but I am guessing that breeding in captivity and then releasing some into the wild to get the numbers back up might help?? No clue, I'm sure its not that simple or it would have been done already. :(
 

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The way these successful reintroduction programs work is that they breed the first generation, wild caught or pet stock, and then release the chicks. they keep some for replacement stock. In this manner with the infusion of pet birds the genetic poll remains more varied. The breeding stock are not released, because they have become imprinted.
 

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The way these successful reintroduction programs work is that they breed the first generation, wild caught or pet stock, and then release the chicks. they keep some for replacement stock. In this manner with the infusion of pet birds the genetic poll remains more varied. The breeding stock are not released, because they have become imprinted.
I think I kind of follow that. Certainly had to look up some terminology and diagrams to follow it :)
 
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You could contact either the American Federation of Aviculture or the Avicultural Society of America to see, but I have not heard that the ESA restrictions have been reversed.
 

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The blue throated macaw is still illegal to be transported across state lines. However, the status of the golden conure has been updated because they have increased in the wild, so they may now be transported across state lines. Blue throated macaws are extremely endangered (close to 100 left in the wild) so without some good lobbyists I doubt that regulation will change anytime soon.
 

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There's only a handful of states with blue throated macaw breeders, and unfortunately I don't know of any in Arkansas. Your best bet is a rescue.
 
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