Blue-winged (Illiger’s) Macaw as Pet


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An illiger macaw weighs 11 grams as a chick. Illiger’s macaw makes for a good pet because of its small size and high intelligence. Prior to buying a macaw chick educate yourself on the aviary.

The usual body length of this species is 17 inches; the feathers of these birds are brightly green; the neck, crown and throat are bluish green; the forehead and part of the belly are red; the tail is red-brown. Females are usually paler than males.

These smaller birds are very popular as pets, because they are easier to keep and train than their larger relatives. These parrots are rather intelligent and active; so they require regular communication and constant stimulation. 

Macaw care requires effort, time, and understanding on the owner’s part; chicks require careful maintenance by a good breeder.

There is no cure for macaw wasting disease; the average breeder has carefully documented the condition with photos. Scientists are working at finding a treatment or a vaccine against this illness, but funds are needed to keep the research going. If you care for your pet bird, you can donate and may be save your parrot from this deadly disorder. This disorder is also known as Proventricular Dilatation Disease or PDD. It affects about 50 species of parrots, not only Aras. There is currently no treatment and ways to prevent this infection; birds of all ages can be stricken and die. 

When choosing a macaw for sale, acquire information on the bird care and learn more about the habits of these birds.

The young parrots develop slowly. They stay in the nest for up to four months, and stay with their parents until the next breeding season. The favored nesting sites for macaws are holes in trees. Some species excavate their nests with the help of their beaks. It is not a clear-cut idea of how these Parrots breed. 

These birds are highly intelligent although they can be very destructive and they are very loud. They live for many decades. That is why it is a great responsibility to have one. These birds are also wonderful friends and great companion pets.

The macaw habitat is constantly threatened by deforestation and pollution; take a look at these chicks in images and then get involved in preserving their existence.

Macaw sounds are in between a croak and a squawk; a breeder loves to imitate it to other breeders.

The macaw is a popular bird among pet owners because of it’s plumage and ability to mimic words; photos of these beautiful chicks are motivation enough to buy them.

Macaws demand continual attention to stay happy; keep one alone in an empty aviary, and you will have one unhappy chick.

Birds macaw are native to Central and South America.

These birds are rather expensive. Responsible aviculturists sell their chicks for $400-$500; adult birds that are able to pronounce some words and tunes are even more expensive and reach the price of $1000. When choosing a macaw for sale, acquire information on the bird care and learn more about the habits of these birds.

There are a lot of different species of these beautiful birds, so choosing the right pet for you is not very easy. The final decision should base on your lifestyle and the bird’s temperament. Mini parrots are very popular among people with limited living space. 

Illiger’s macaw makes for a good pet because of its small size and high intelligence; browse through pictures of exotic birds to find the specific photo you’re looking for. These smaller birds are very popular as pets because they are relatively easy to keep and train. These parrots are rather intelligent and active; so they require regular communication and constant stimulation. They can be taught several words.

The feathers of these birds are bright green; the neck, crown and throat are bluish green; the forehead and part of the belly are red; the tail is red-brown. Females are usually paler than males. The usual body length of this species is 17 inches.

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