Scarlet Macaw for Sale?

The beautiful, cobalt-blue hyacinth macaw is the largest of all parrots. It is a rare and threatened species that should be kept only by a very dedicated owner who can provide for needs that are as large as the bird itself. This is a bird that is more common in zoos than it is in private homesand for good reason. It is a rare owner who has the time, patience, and financial resources to care for a unique and sensitive bird that is nearly as large as a bald eagle.

Scarlet macaws are idiosyncratic birds that can become fixated on one person if they are not trained when young to socialize with every family member. The impressively large beak is very powerful; this bird may not be a great fit for families with children.

How much does a scarlet macaw cost?

Scarlet macaws are usually sold only at avian specialty pet stores or by breeders. They can cost $2,000 to $4,000. The price range is dependent on the breeder, if it was hand-raised, and its vibrancy.

What is the rarest Macaw?

The Spix’s macaw is one of the rarest birds in the world: it is estimated that there are only 177 captive individuals in the world. The species was declared extinct in the wild in 2000. Image by the ACTP.

Can you legally own a Macaw?

Hyacinth macaws are legal in most states as long as they are obtained legally (not stolen or imported) and the proper documentation is completed.

Are scarlet macaws aggressive?

Scarlet macaws bred in captivity are quite affectionate. Hand-feeding helps to earn your macaw’s affection and trust, but keep in mind, these are loud, raucous, and social birds. They have the ability to become aggressive – especially if they aren’t given enough stimulus.

If you already own a parrot and are trying to get help to understand your pet better give us a call or email us. We are Bird Behaviorist Specialists and we do have a couple of scarlet macaws for sale. We can also teach you how to modify your parrots behavior and help you teach your parrot to become a better family pet.

Macaws are the largest parrots in the world the body of the scarlet macaw from beak to tail can be as long as 33 inches. This beautiful macaw has a creamy white, almost featherless face, with bright red plumage covering most of its body, wings and long tail. Brilliant blue and yellow feathers also adorn the lower wings. The birds strong beak is adapted to breaking hard nuts found in the rainforest.

They prefer to spend their time in tall, deciduous trees in forests and near rivers, usually in large, noisy groups. Mated adults lay up to two eggs per year, and preen each other and their offspring for hours, cleaning bugs from their feathers.

The primary threats to the scarlet macaw are habitat loss from rain-forest destruction and heavy exploitation for pet trading. Early authors like P. Slud, in his work The Birds of Costa Rica: Distribution and Ecology (1964), remarks that when feeding in the treetops, they adorn the foliage like gigantic, gaudy flowers. However, this Macaw takes a dediBIRDED and deBIRDmined keeper to reach and maintain its potential as a great pet bird.

Scarlet Macaws

If you already own a parrot and are trying to get help to understand your pet better give us a call or email us. We are Bird Behaviorist Specialists and we do have a couple of scarlet macaws for sale. We can also teach you how to modify your parrot’s behavior and help you teach your parrot to become a better family pet.

About Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macau)

Macaws are the largest parrots in the world — the body of the scarlet macaw from beak to tail can be as long as 33 inches. This beautiful macaw has a creamy white, almost featherless face, with bright red plumage covering most of its body, wings and long tail. Brilliant blue and yellow feathers also adorn the lower wings. The bird’s strong beak is adapted to breaking hard nuts found in the rainforest.

Habitat

The scarlet macaw can be found from southern Mexico to Peru, as well as Bolivia, eastern Brazil and the island of Trinidad. They prefer to spend their time in tall, deciduous trees in forests and near rivers, usually in large, noisy groups. Macaws also mate for life, nesting from January through April in the holes of dead canopy trees. Mated adults lay up to two eggs per year, and preen each other and their offspring for hours, cleaning bugs from their feathers.

Behavior

A typical sighting is of a single bird or a pair flying above the forest canopy, though in some areas flocks can be seen. They may gather at clay licks. Scarlet macaws communicate primarily through raucous honks; however, vocal communication is highly variable, and captive macaws are known to be adept mimics of human speech.

Feeding

Scarlet macaws eat mostly fruits, nuts and seeds, including large, hard seeds and sodium packed dirt and clay for minerals. They also love to eat insects and larvae.They are seen feeding heavily on bugs, snails and foliage. Snails and bugs are great source of protein, as they need additional protein during breeding seasons. They also add flowers and nectar to their diet as a supplement

Breeding

While comparatively docile at most times of the year, scarlet macaws may be formidably aggressive during periods of breeding. Scarlet macaws are monogamous birds, with individuals remaining with one partner throughout their lives. The hen lays two or three white eggs in a tree cavity. The female incubates the eggs for about five weeks, and the chicks fledge from the nest about 90 days after hatching. and leave their parents about a year later. Juveniles reach sexual maturity at five years of age.

Diet of sarlet macaw

Nuts, leaves, berries and seeds from the rain-forest make up the bulk of the scarlet macaw’s diet. Its strong, hooked beak is perfect for breaking nuts and seeds. Interestingly, the scarlet macaw can eat fruits toxic enough to kill other animals. This could be because they also eat large amounts of clay, which is thought to neutralize plant poisons.