Scientific Name: Ara

Macaws are called as the giants of the parrot world. The hyacinth macaw is the longest parrot, with a head to tail length of nearly 40 inches. However, the Macaws have long tail feathers and a big beak. Macaw comprises large, curved, powerful beaks, which they use to crack open hard nuts and seeds. However, these parrots have a long, streamlined physique and colorful feathering, ranging from the hyacinth macaw’s hyacinth blue to the scarlet macaw’s scarlet red coloring. Some macaw species have bare facial patches.

Care and Feeding

A macaw needs a cage sufficiently tall to prevent its tail quills from arriving in a cage bottom, which can cause the tail feathers to curve or break. Generally, a macaw needs a lot bigger cage and play stand than other parrot species, so as a potential owner, you should take considerations.

In their regular natural surroundings, macaws feed on local seeds, organic products, flowers, leaves, palm nuts, figs, nectar, and, in certain areas, clay from uncovered river banks. The dietary necessities of some macaw species vary differs from other parrots since they need more fat in their eating regimen. The wild macaw’s eating routine will, in general, be high in fat, which is worthy for a bird that goes through its day flying through the rainforest, discovering food, nesting, and raising chicks.

Life Span: 35 to 50 years

Size: 81-91 cm
Breeding Season: Spring and Early Summers

Personality & Behavior

Macaws are a force to be reckoned with. Every little thing about them is huge, from their voices to their behaviors. Indeed, even the smaller than usual macaws are enormous on the inside! Brilliantly colorful and often raucous, they call attention to themselves even when quiet. In spite of the fact that to be unenlightened, macaws appear to be impressive and may boast and carry on, the individuals who share their lives with these grand companions realize that they contain shockingly adoring hearts and touchy qualities.

Macaws can be very fun-loving and love toys they can chew up, particularly things made of wood. A pet macaw will require a predictable inventory of proper toys and other safe things to destroy. The expense of a steady stockpile of toys should be considered in the month-to-month pet financial plan. Macaws are intelligent birds that likewise flourish with exercises intended to challenge them, for example, foraging activities. Foraging includes looking for food or time spent getting to eat and enjoying the food.

Speech & Sound

Giant macaws have similarly huge vocalizations, and their squawks and screeches can be very loud and ear penetrating. A potential macaw owner needs to take a macaw’s huge sound into consideration, particularly if you are living in an apartment. Macaws can be instructed to talk, and they may likewise be slanted to whistle or to copy sounds and noises they hear inside and outside the home.

Get a Macaw

Would a macaw be a decent pet? That depends upon you. Adding a macaw to your family implies considering that if you have the room, the time, the good behavior, and different factors that make a macaw a decent companion for you. Since macaws need roomy facilities and are extensive, adding a macaw to the family should be a thoughtful decision.

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