Macaws have been rightly
called winged rainbows. They are among those few species
in nature which add color to Mother Earth and add to
her unending miracles. Macaws are flamboyant,
colorful, intelligent and captivating birds. Their personalities
are legendary. Because of their great beauty and engaging
personalities, macaws have been kept in captivity for
centuries. In fact, in the United States, macaws were
kept by the Pueblo Indians since 1100 A.D.
Seventeen species of macaws
can be found in the wild today, in Central and South
America. They are typically brightly coloured, with
large beaks and long tails. Blue and Gold Macaw, Greenwing
Macaw, Military Macaw, Red Fronted Macaw, Scarlet Macaw,
Hyacinth Macaw, Hahns Macaw are some examples from the
family of macaws.
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Provided they are given a healthy diet,
good training, allowed freedom from their cage and given
lots of attention macaws will be life long companions.
Macaws live longer than most dogs and
birds. Taking care of macaws is anything but easy. Your
macaws will bond closely with you if you take pains
to know as much about them as possible, mainly their
feather condition, diet, flying tendencies and their
Small portions of pasta, cooked chicken,
turkey or chicken thigh bones, fruit salad, cooked legumes
and any other leftovers are great for macaws.
In fact, my macaws are better with their food than my
own children! They make no fuss if the same food is
and Gold Macaws
: Blue and gold macaws make
wonderful family pets especially when they are well
trained. Blue and gold macaws can be very demanding
and have a tendency to become agressive or pluck.
: One of the noble looking macaws is the
Scarlet macaw. A scarlet macaw has a loud voice
and can be quite vocal at times.
: The first thing that attracts you to
a hahns macaw is the wonderful combination of blue
and green colors that stands out on a dull branch
of a tree. Like most macaws, the hahns macaw is
playful, talkative and a superb pet.
The plumage of the magnificent hyacinth
macaw is predominately a deep cobalt blue. A hyacinth
macaw is smart and inquisitive.
: The Green Wing Macaw, known as
the "Gentle Giant", is second in size
only to the Hyacinth Macaw. The green Wing macaw
has a very sensitive, responsive, and affectionate
: The right macaw diet is the secret behind
happy macaws. A healthy macaw diet would consist
of daily servings of fresh fruits, veggies and warm
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