The plumage of the magnificent hyacinth
macaw is predominately a deep cobalt blue.
In natural light, the head appears to be a lighter shade
of blue and has an almost iridescent quality. The word
hyacinth refers to the bird's color and is defined as
‘a deep purplish blue to vivid violet.’
The hyacinth macaw's historical range included
a large area of northeastern, central and south western
Brazil, eastern Bolivia and north eastern Paraguay.
The hyacinth macaw
feeds largely on the nuts of certain palms, thick green
covering of the palm nutshells and strips of palm fronds.
If you have access to its kind of food, keep a hyacinth
macaw at home and you will never miss the sea. Though
it is an affectionate bird with a very sweet disposition,
it has no idea of its own strength. A hyacinth
macaw baby must be taught, at a very early
age, about not putting pressure on fingers because they
could easily hurt someone very badly without the intention
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A hyacinth macaw is
smart and inquisitive. If a hyacinth macaw baby is shy
when you get him, it will normally not take much time
to get him to respond to affection from you. However,
training a hyacinth macaw is vital. An untrained hyacinth
macaw has caused many a bloodbaths in my house. My sister
had no idea, in fact none of us were aware, of the strength
of a baby hyacinth macaw. It put such
pressure on her hand that she screamed and tried to
put it down. The baby got frightened and began clawing
my sister's hand!
Vital Statistics for the
- Size : 88 cm (34.64 ins)
- Life Expectancy : 55 years or longer
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