Origin: South and Central America
Lifespan: 70 - 80 years in captivity depending on the species
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Macaws are among the most intelligent and colourful of parrots. They possess the most powerful beaks in the parrot world. Nuts like Brazil and Macadamia are not much of a problem for them. All large Macaws have powerful Voices which can be heard a long way away.
Hyacinthine Macaw (Anodrohynchus hyacinthinus)
is the largest of all parrots reaching up to 42 inches. Its uniformly
blue-purple with a bright yellow skin around the eyes and beak. There
are more birds of this species in captivity then in wild. This parrot
is an endangered species. Very rarely available (for a very large sum
of money). In our opinion it should not be kept as companion bird and
every effort should be made to breed these magnificent birds. Only for
very experienced and specialist bird keepers.
Buffon's Macaw (Ara ambigua)
Blue Throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis)
Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara Ararauna) This is the most popular companion macaw. It can reach to 33-34 inches. These birds have exceptional temperaments. They learn to talk well and will get on with most people if socialised properly when young.
Green Winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera) Some specimens
of this species can nearly attain the size of Hyacinth macaw. In our opinion
this is the top ranking companion macaw of all. Although it has an enormous
beak it is surprisingly gentle in nature. Brightly coloured it’s
a superb macaw with every thing to recommend it.
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) If you like vivid colours, it would be very hard to beat the beauty of this species. Roughly the same size as Blue and Gold Macaw. Even hand reared birds are less reliable pets (temperament) then Blue and Gold and Green Winged Macaws. Many become nippy and aggressive as they approach maturity. Of course there are exceptions.
Military Macaw (Ara militaris) Slightly smaller then its above mentioned cousins. It can grow up to 28-29 inches. Mainly a yellowish shade of green, this bird has its own beauty. Very smart and full of life. These birds are always playing up to mischief. They make great companions. If you want a pet packed with personality, Military is a superb choice .
Most of smaller Macaws are mainly green. These include Sever
Macaw (Ara severa), Red Bellied Macaw (Ara
manilata) and Hahn’s Macaw (Ara nobilis).
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We do not encourage practice of cross breeding. This chart is only for information and reference.
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