Military Macaw Facts


Many-Banded Aracari
Many-Banded Aracari

The military macaw chick can be found on most websites for birds. Most of these parrots live in the warm, Neotropical regions from Southern Mexico through Central America and down into Central South America. Different species will live in different locales within a country.

These are the largest members in the parrot family. Read about parrot family here.There are seventeen species of these birds that can be found in the wild nowadays. They are brightly colored, with large beaks and long tails. Most of the birds are big, loud and demanding.

Everyone should see a picture of macaw; breeders should photograph this bird for the public. The weight of these birds varies from 250 grams to 1300 grams. All parrots of these species have bald facial mask, which can be covered with small whitish feathers. The plumage of these birds can be very bright and iridescent, but some species are gray. 

Parrots of the genus Ara vary greatly in size and colors. The smallest species are about 13 inches in body length including the tail; the largest, Hyacinth species measures up to 40 inches in length and about 50 inches in wingspan.

Macaw pictures aren’t the same as seeing the bird up close; you can buy a chick from qualified breeders. Some species of these beautiful birds are on the brink of extinction or have already become extinct due to habitat destruction and illegal pet trade. The prices for these parrots vary from $500 for small species to about $3000 for larger and brighter species.

There are about 30 known species of these parrots. In the wild, they live in Africa or South America and prefer rain forests and savannahs. The size of these birds varies from 13 to 40 inches in length, depending on the species. There are different types of macaws. For example, there are miligold macaw, lear macaw, ruby macaw, and bluewinged types.

The macaw landing foundation is dedicated to preservation of this species; aviaries are necessary for the birds‘ health and welfare which is why breeders use them. The main reasons are habitat destruction and pet trade. These birds are easy to tame and teach some words, although they are not the best talkers. Larger parrots require much room in the enclosure so purchasing such a pet take your living conditions into account.

In the wild, these parrots live in tropical forests and savannahs of South and Central America and Africa. There are about 30 known species of these birds; perhaps there are more in remote regions. Some species are endangered or extinct from the wild. 

A chick is kept an aviary by a responsible breeder. To avoid such unpleasant situation, you should be ready to face problems associated with owning a parrot. Generally speaking, the majority of parrots are not recommended as pets, because they are difficult to socialize, require special care and have very long life spans. You can read more about beginner birds here.

Some people buy parrots on impulse and then relinquish them to shelters or even set them loose, because the pet doesn’t learn words and is difficult to train. Unwanted pets cannot be repatriated in the wild, because they have no survival skills. 

Although smart and affectionate, parrots, especially large species are very noisy and require much space and constant communication. Some pets are being set loose into the wild; others are relinquished to shelters or kept in small cages in poor conditions. 

Before making a final decision on buying a pet parrot, learn as much as possible about them to make sure it is the right pet for your family. Many owners discover that parrots are awful pets only after buying one.

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