The Macaws are beautiful parrots that belong to the Psittacidae family. Indigenous to many parts of Central and South America, and the Carrabien. These long-tailed birds are colorful, intelligent, large and can mainly be found in dense forests and shrublands.
Over the last decade or so, Macaw parrots have grown more in popularity as pets. And, it’s of no surprise as macaw parrots are incredibly social, friendly, and intelligent enough to learn the human language.
So, if you truly are interested in getting a Macaw parrot as a pet, it is important to buy from a responsible breeder who seeks to preserve the Macaw populations.
The Harlequin is a colorful hybrid parrot of the Blue and Gold Macaw and the Green-winged Macaw, Bred only in captivity the Harlequin parrot is quite popular for its colorful plumage and affectionate personality.
These parrots are best known for their affectionate and friendly personalities. This makes them not only loyal companions but also amazing family members.
One bird that is truly quite striking is the Hyacinth Macaw. Native to South America, the Hyacinth Macaw is considered to be the world’s largest parrot! Why, might you wonder? Well, these beautiful deep blue colored birds can weight anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 kg and they can reach up to 100 cm in length.
Fun Fact: Did you know Hyacinth Macaw parrots hold the worlds record for the strongest beaks With a large beak that’s able to break through a Coconut.
With a vibrant scarlet and blue plumage and native to many parts of North, South, and Central America the Scarlet Macaw is truly one breath-taking bird. When meeting new people, Scarlet’s are often described as shy and quiet birds. However, once they get to know you well, they become incredibly playful and loving animals.
These birds can be found in rainforests from Mexico, Belize, Panama, and even the Amazon.
Fun Fact: Did you know the Scarlet Macaw parrot is the national bird of Hondorus
It is considered to be one of the smaller members of the Psittacidae family, the Spix Macaw is a blue parrot that is native to Brazil. It is not so common meaning its harder to find neither can one keep as a pet. This is because this species of bird is considered critically endangered by the IUCN.
Fun Fact: The Spix’s Macaw began to gain attention after the release of an animation movie called Rio!
Blue and Gold Macaw
The extravagant Blue & Gold Macaw is also a very popular pet bird that originates from South America. These parrots are mainly monogamous birds. They are loving, affectionate, and curious parrots that tend to form inseparable bonds with their human owners.
In the wild, their diet mainly consists of leaves, tree bark, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Plus, they often eat clay as well when available. While it may seem weird this behavior is seen in many other members of the Macaw family.
Fun Fact: This variety of Macaws has become notorious for their high pitched screams when it comes to calling their human.