There are 6 genera of parrots are considered to be Macaws. These genera are Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca, There are 19 species of macaws.
Macaws are medium to large size parrots. Macaws that are kept as pets are usually of the large varieties. Many adult macaws are 3 feet in length with 4 foot wingspans. There are smaller varieties which only grow up to 12 inches in length. Macaws come in a variety of colors including hybrids which may have unique color combinations.
Macaws are native to North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Macaws eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Macaws require a diet with a higher fat content than other birds.
As with all pets, regular vetinarian visits are highly recommended.
Macaws are beautiful and iconic parrots. The vocabularies and fun personalities of macaws also make them attractive as pets. However, their large sharp beaks make these birds suitable for experienced bird owners. Check out Florida Bird Breeders Aviary to see s Macaws, Hyancinth Macaws, Greenwing Macaws and other parrots for sale.
Blue and Gold Macaws are also referred to as Blue and Yellow Macaws. Blue and Gold Macaws are compared are often compared to pet dogs because they may seen following their owners around the house looking for play time. These birds are quick learners and great at tricks. Blue and Gold Macaws earn our highest recommendation for those looking to purchase a Macaw because Blue and Gold Macaws tend to be a little more calm than other Macaws. Blue and Gold Macaws live for 50 to 60 years.
Greenwing Macaws are one of the largest Macaws. Greenwing Macaws have a length of about 35 inches. They have a reputation as being a gentle giant. These birds live for over 70 years.
Hanhns Macaws are a very popular Mini Macaw. These birds offer all of a Maacaw a smaller package. These birds are easier to train than large Macaws and are recommended as house pets.
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Many people less familiar with parrots call Hyacinth Macaws Blue Macaws. Blue Macaw is not a proper term for Hyacinth Macaws but yes, Hyacinth Macaws are Blue Macaws. Hyacinth Macaws should not be confused with Spix Macaws which are also blue. The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest of all parrots. It is also considered by many to be the most beautiful. These birds live for over 60 years.
Hybrid Macaws are the results of crossbreeding popular types of large Macaws. They may be found in a vareity of beautiful color patterns.
Military Macaws are also known as Great Green Macaws. Military Macaws are native to to Central America and South America. They are found in countries from Mexico to Argentina. Military Macaws got their name because they were introduced to Europe by European military members. There are 2 subspecies of Military Macaws and they sometimes get confused with Buffon's Macaw.
As pets, Military Macaws are considered a quieter Macaws. However, these birds still scream when they wake up and at bedtime. Military macaws are known to be talkative, social, and friendly. When socialized they will be friendly towards the whole family and any guests.
Scarlet Macaws are perhaps the most iconic of all Macaws. These birds are featured in shows, circuses, zoos, comics, cartoons, and movies all around the world. Scarlet Macaws are also called red and Yellow Macaws. There are 2 subspecies of Scarlet Macaws which differ in the amount of blue and green coloration on their wings.
Scarlet Macaws are great pets. They are lovable and become extremely attached to their owners. It should be noted that these birds can be extremely loud at times and require a lot of toys and attention.
Severe Macaws are also called Chestnut-Fronted Macaws and Brazilian Green Macaws. The Severe Macaw is the largest of the Mini Macaws. Severe Macaws can live for 30 years or more.
Severe Macaws are popular as pets. They are great talking parrots and considered some of the best at it. Like many parrots they do scream in the morning when they wake up and again at night before sleeping. Severe Macaws are considered loud. Severe Macaws like to be close to their owners or perched on their owners shoulders but do like to be pet. In general, Severe Macaws do not like to be touched.
Yellow Collared Macaws are one of the most popular pet Mini Macaw species. Yellow Collared Mini Macaws grow very attached to their owner. The birds are incredibly friendly by nature due to their flock instinct. The color of you Yellow Collared Macaw appears dull on the young birds but it becomes brighter as they mature.
Illiger's Macaw is also called the Blue Wing Macaw. Illiger's Macaws grow to be 15-17 inches in length. These birds are very social and enjoy the company of other birds, even other bird species. People say that these birds are so close with their owners that they reflect their owner's temperament and emotion. Iliger's Macaw can live for 45 years or more.