The 24-year-old parrot recently had surgery and recovered beautifully, but the avian specialist who did the surgery suggested that she was a little "well-padded" — and that it wasn’t all fluff and feathers. Savannah is a large macaw to begin with, and since she has a slightly bigger frame than most of her fellow macaws, she is naturally a bit heavier. But the size difference wasn’t enough to account for all the extra weight she was carrying. To get into tiptop shape, the overweight parrot would have to make a major lifestyle change.
You can read more about this novel fitness routine here. Savannah will make a wonderful addition to a feather savvy home. Until then, her caregivers will continue to love her and help her get in tip top shape.