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Scarlet Macaw - Large Macaws Ara Macao Bird

Scarlet Macaw Large Macaws

Notable traits of the Scarlet Macaw Bird: Large Macaws (Ara Macao)
Latin Name: Ara Macao
Common Name: Scarlet Macaw
Description: General plumage bright red; bare lores and cheeks whitish with barely visible light red feather lines; some birds with yellowish edging to feathers on back of head; greater and median wing-coverts yellow with green tips; outer webs of wing feathers blue; lower back rump; upper and under tail-coverts pale blue; tail upper side red with dull blue tips; underside of tail and wings red; powerful bill horn-coloured with blackish sides; lower mandible blackish; iris light yellowish, feet dark grey. Immatures with shorter tail; lower mandible lighter; iris brown.
Gender Determination: Undeterminable by appearance
Trainability: They tend as a species to be more aggressive than the other macaws and do not tolerate other birds p
Length: 85 cm (33.5 inches)
Average Lifespan: 80 years
Average Weight: 900 - 1100 g
Diet: Pellets, Fruits and Veggies
Housing: 5 x 5 x 8 feet
Loudness: The Scarlet Macaw has a voice that matches there large size. This can be a noisy parrot, and this must be taken into account before purchase.
Talking Ability: Scarlets are capable of speaking though generally not as well as African Greys or Amazons parrots.
Notes: A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat. They are highly sensitive to their environment and do poorly if raised in isolation. They can be the most loving and adoring member of the family, but if mistreated when they are raised or teased they can become headstrong and unhappy.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Mutations: Blue and White
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 40
Nest: 24 x 24 x 36 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Common
Average Clutch Size: 2-4
Habitat: Tropical forests of South America
References: PelletTreatToy
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