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Hahn's Macaw

Hahn’s Macaw

A Hahn's macaw's personality is much like that of its larger macaw cousins — bold, fun, active — but in a more manageable size, which makes this parrot a popular companion ...
scarlet macaw

Scarlet Macaw

The scarlet is a “sassy” bird, filled with energy and personality. It’s highly intelligent, as well as a capable escape artist ...
hyacinth macaw

Hyacinth Macaw

The hyacinth macaw stunning cobalt-blue coloring and massive size will cause anyone to pause and take notice. Bright yellow around the eyes and at the base and the corners of the beak makes the largest of the macaw species appear ...
green-winged macaw

Green-Winged Macaw

The green-winged macaw is among the largest macaw species. Its large beak can be intimidating, but this macaw has a reputation as a gentle giant ...
blue-and-gold macaw

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

The blue-and-gold macaw is aptly named, with a gorgeous blue body and dark lemon-yellow chest, this is a bird that’s hard to miss. It also referred to as the blue-and-yellow macaw ...
green-winged macaw

Macaw

Macaws' big size and vibrant colors make them hard to overlook. These social birds can create a racket when they feel so inclined, and their clownish ways are sure to draw attention. Although their large beaks can be intimidating, a ...

Latest Articles

scarlet macaw in flight in blue sky

The Macaw Society’s “Foster Program” is Just One Way it Helps Macaws in the Wild

Since 1999, The Macaw Society (formally called the Tambopata Research Project) at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been dedicated to the study of macaws in the wild, with 40 scientific papers and counting. The ...
blue and gold macaw flying

Juliet the Wild Blue & Gold Macaw Looks for Love in Rio Zoo’s Aviary

Rio’s last wild macaw, affectionately named Juliet, is looking for love by visiting the zoo's aviary ...
scarlet macaw in flight in blue sky

Scarlet Macaws Soar Once Again In Mexico

Of Mexico’s more than 40 protected biosphere reserves, the Tuxlas region of Veracruz, Mexico, is one devoted to the re-introductions of scarlet macaws back into the wild, with the hope that these majestic parrots will once again thrive in their ...
The Macaw Project Poster

“The Macaw Project” Documentary Takes Flight

Crowdfunding on the internet made The Macaw Project documentary possible. Watch it to find out the dangers faced by macaws in the wild ...
Two green winged macaws in the wild

Parrot Breeding Biology In The Wild & In The Home

Knowing what in-home conditions can inadvertently mimic breeding season in the wild can help us lessen or deter hormonal behavior inside the home. Find out how cage placement and the food you offer can affect your bird’s behavior ...
Two green winged macaws in the wild

A Special Place For Green-Winged Macaws in Brazil

Dr. Susan Orosz takes us on a journey to Brazil’s Pantanal region, home to macaws, Amazons, conures, toco toucans and other birds. This time around, we learn about a special oasis for green-winged macaws called Buraco das Araras. Find out ...
Hyacinth macaw eating while standing in grass (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)

Macaws & Other Parrots of the Pantanal, Brazil

Avian veterinarian Dr. Susan Orosz takes us on her journey to Brazil's Pantanal region, the world's largest tropical wetland and home to myriad species of parrots living in the wild, including the hyacinth macaw ...
Hyacinth macaw

New World Parrots: Conures, Amazons, Macaws & More

Parrots can be categorized according to Old World psittacines and New World psittacines. Do you know if your parrots are "Team Old World" or "Team New World"? ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...
head and shoulders of a blue-and-gold macaw eating

The Real Deal in Macaw Meals: Bird Food by Lafeber

Lafeber bird food provides balanced nutrition that includes foraging opportunities, which helps you offer the best food to your macaw ...

Ask Lafeber

Macaw

I have a male macaw and I am buying a female macaw when can I put then together what is the process ...

Black Pin Feather Casing

Hi! I work as a trainer with rescue birds and I came across something I’ve never encountered. We have an 11 year old hyacinth, Mr. B who is molting. I was giving his a nail trim when I noticed something ...

Blue and gold Macaw

Hello Brenda. Yes they are over 7 years old, they have the right nest, a wooden one with wood sawings in the nest, they have laid eggs before and had little Macaws in a different nest, in a cage inside ...

Blue and gold Macaw

Hi. We have a pair of Blue and Gold Macaws and the female is laying, actually dropping from the branch she sits on, her eggs on the cage floor. What can I do? ...

Sounds that a macaw makes

I have a Greenwinged Macaw and he makes a low growling sound I think I know what it means but wanted to see more reasons for why they make that sound ...

2 year harlequin behaviors

We have a 2 year old harlequin macaw. Who at times can be aggressive. And she lost her tail feathers. Will this behavior change . We hope it will ...

Severe Self-mutilation (Macaw)

Hello, I rescued (2) macaws my friend and her husband can no longer take care of due to their work schedule. They mentioned the female was missing some feathers, so I thought, she must be going through a molting period ...

Teaching parrot to swim?

This might be a silly question, and it's not something I'm planning to do - but I was curious after seeing a youtube video a few months ago (can't find it again now) in which someone had taught their macaw ...

Beak health

what would you recommed for overall beak health and strength in mid size birds such as greys or mini macaws during the younger years as far as diet or physical item in cage? ...

Why did he bite?

Our B&G macaw is my buddy. He loves interacting with my wife though. He runs to see her and he talks more to her, and he just gets excited when she enters the room. He calls for me when I’m ...
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