Spix’s (Little Blue) Macaw Facts


A spix’s macaw no longer lives in the wild; today, you can get one by visiting an exotic bird breeder and looking through photos of his collection. The spix’s or little blue macaw is considered stunningly beautiful.

A spix’s macaw is extremely rare; chicks are valuable, and breeders can make a fortune by selling them. In the wild, these birds were found in Brazil, but nowadays they are kept as pets only because the wild population of these birds is already extinct. These shy birds enjoy quiet life and should not be disturbed too much, so they are not very popular as pets. 

The plumage of these birds is mostly blue; the head and neck are grayish blue; the breast and belly are green; the irises of the eyes are bright yellow. These parrots grow up to 22 inches in length and up to 25 inches in wingspan. 

The spix’s or little blue macaw is considered stunningly beautiful; just view a chick by looking through pictures, and see for yourself. The home of most species is South and Central America or Africa. Little is known about their life in the wild, because they usually inhabit remote regions. The natives catch them as agricultural pests and for trade, however, trade in wild caught birds is banned. 

Many aviculturists consider these birds to be the most beautiful of parrots. Many species of the genus are endangered or on the brink of extinction; some are already extinct, so these bird are not widely kept as pets and are rather expensive.

These parrots grow up to 22 inches in length and up to 25 inches in wingspan. Their plumage is mostly blue; the head and neck are grayish blue; the breast and belly are green; the irises of the eyes are bright yellow. A spix’s macaw no longer lives in the wild; today, you can get one by visiting an exotic bird breeder and looking through photos of his collection.

In the wild, these birds were found in Brazil, but nowadays they are kept as pets only, because the wild population of these birds is already extinct due to habitat destruction. These shy birds enjoy quiet life and should not be disturbed too much. 

As a rule, there is only one member of the family who the bird loves. The bird treats all the rest of family and friends aggressively. These parrots are very rare and, thus, are difficult to house and feed properly. Their varied diet includes fruit, seeds, nectar and nuts, which they open with their strong beaks.

These birds are very smart, large, colorful, loving and affectionate. They are highly intelligent. However, they can be destructive and noisy at home. They like to chew. If not correctly handled, they can even be very aggressive. The character of these birds changes, as they grow older.

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