Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 27, 2018: They're so beautiful, Mary. Keeping a macaw might not … They ought to be free and living life as they should. . You’re his life. They’re more work than any other pet I know (so far). He was comical. Macaw, common name of about 18 species of large colorful parrots native to tropical North and South America. Some of the more common companion macaw species include the Blue and Yellow Macaw, Hyacinth Macaw, Military Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Red-shouldered Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, and Yellow-collared Macaw. We reported this place, "Petland" I think it was called, to every exotic wildlife rescue in Kansas. I hope you’ll come see us again sometime. Hi Valerie. I didn’t know macaws lived so long either. Any advice? . I had no idea Macaws lived as long as they do! Macaw Facts – find information about all of the Macaw species – Spix Macaw, ... We personally like the calcium cube, this way the parrot can have a go at it when ever they feel like it. Meow for now. We want to hear about it! What a commitment! Wow. Macaws really are beautiful bids, aren’t they? Peace. They are not for the timid. Again, the macaw needs wood to chew on. Be aware, you must trust your parrot. I hope you’ll come back and visit us again sometime. Wow! If so, I would make sure they get some bonding time. They love attention and affection and will generally like just about anybody that will pet them. I hope the roommate didn’t mind taking over bird duties. This is really informative, I can’t believe these beautiful birds can be so complex! Well, I hope you will outlive him. Years ago I watched a demonstration on how powerful their beaks are. It sounds like you have found a happy medium where you can still enjoy them, although not through ownership. Can they go to a new owner without getting depressed? For example, a Macaw can outlive its owner. I did not research his needs prior. Question: I have recently become interested with the idea of buying a bird and I am wondering what type to get. On the simplest level, macaws are lungs with feathers. Some people have various animals that coexist well. Just like people, how talkative they are varies from bird to bird. Not your local shelter, either, although I would ask them for recommendations and suggestions. Jean, Wow! In addition, because birds tend to be even more sensitive to pesticides than humans are, I always buy organic for them. These are definitely good points to consider before being a parront. Just don’t. Wow they are absolutely magnificent looking! It is, therefore, not only a life time commitment, but a matter of including them in the 'will' too. Like most macaw species, green-winged macaws are typically available at avian specialty stores, direct from a bird breeder, or through a bird rescue/adoption organization. Macaws are very confident birds, and they need an owner who is firm and equally as confident. I am in the process of free fly training and I just want that extra safety precaution. Answer: I'm concerned. If possible, have them spend a lot of time around birds first. Yes, macaws are gorgeous, aren’t they? Bringing a macaw into your life is a long-term commitment and you should be positive when you do it. Guest Writer Bio: Valerie Jocums loves the sun, her fur and feather babies, and her fiancé George. There are certain things in this life that deserve to be in cages, for rehabilitation only, but nothing more. The vast majority of pet parrots are grossly overweight. But then a wise man advised that the only problem a human owner can face is their life span. All other problems can be easily addressed. 10 Major Things to Consider Before Getting a Macaw, #birds, #exoticPets, 4 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Weight for Your Cat, 8 Amazing Benefits of CBD for Dogs and Other Pets. These are a mixture of seeds and pellets. With a length (from the top of its head to the tip of its long pointed tail) of about one meter it is longer than any other species of parrot. When we move, we plan to travel so It is the same for us, we won't be having birds again. He was also part owner of the oldest pet shop in England, and also owned two other pet shops. Between the cage and toy storage, they need a lot of room. Usually, it will be something noisy or destructive. Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 18, 2018: Yes, you're right it does. Larry W Fish from Raleigh on April 11, 2018: What an amazing read, Mary. You’re quite welcome, Ruth. Unless your bird is perched trained it should be caged when you go out, as this could cause injury to the bird and destruction of your home. I stuck my finger in the cage and it bit me. For now, I'll stick to cats!! Quality matters as the cheaper brands are full of fillers and sunflower seeds. Macaws are native to the southern portion of North America (Mexico) plus Central America and South America. Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 04, 2018: I'm glad you enjoyed it, they are beautiful birds, but as you already know, a big commitment. Thanks for reading, have a wonderful weekend. I can’t imagine being willing and able to give that kind of commitment. It needs lot of hard work to look after pets, and one must be aware about the precautions involved. Hey, thanks for stopping by. Hardwood is preferable to a soft wood. Knowing that a macaw can live 50-70 years certainly is a huge commitment. If your macaw is aggressive, you should read our article on that here. Other than giving them plenty of enrichment, what ways could you get them out of this habit? This is just one thing that needs to be considered. Take care! Now, I don’t know the state of your health, of course. then I would advise you to look into rescue organizations. I still love them and routinely visit zoos and bird centres to marvel at their beauty and take shots. Dried but not rotten wood is best. They’d be dangerous to have around pets, children, and strangers, wouldn’t they? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for taking the time to read the post. Macaws are not meant for apartments or small houses. I learned a lot about them from this post. Answer: Your question isn't very specific. That’s amazing and a lot to consider if you’re thinking of getting one in your mid-life years! They range in height from 28 to 36-plus inches, with wingspans up to 48 inches. I worry about him because when I die who will care for him. If everyone in the household is out all day, this could lead to behavioral problems in the bird. That will unbalance the bird and keep it from flying away. If the parrot had been accustom to you, perhaps it wouldn't have reacted that way. Quite terrible if you don’t know what you are doing. I use the same saying for parrots as I do for kids. Since mid-2016 Macaw has been appointed a Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner status. As Sherri mentioned above, I do think it’s important to know exactly where they came from. They inhabit rainforests, as well as grasslands and grassy woodland-type areas. If you have anyone in your household that you think might have allergies, think seriously before getting a bird. What a commitment. The second is to educate the public through public shows and daily tours on what it is like to own a parrot and about parrot lifestyles. Macaws are one of the favorite pets which people want to own. On the downside, if they do not get enough mental stimulation, they will become troublemakers. According to the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species¹, the scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is of least concern, although it is believed that numbers are decreasing in the wild. If you are referring to talking, yes although of the parrots they aren't the best. Evidence shows that the Caribbean also had native macaw species, which are now extinct, such as the Cuban macaw (Ara tricolor) and the Saint Croix macaw (Ara autochthones). The minimum cage size for a larger macaw is 30 inches deep by 48 inches wide by 60- to 72-inches high. This bird was rehomed with a breeder whose male had died and wanted another. When my husband was rearing parrots, he never had a day off. Take care! I’d also suggest on your list knowing where they came from. Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on July 27, 2018: I do agree with you, Shauna but there are stands for people to use instead of cages. . You’re more of a dog person, I know. Traditional macaws are simply too large for some families to effectively raise, especially for those living in … He’s such a cutie. It takes serious commitment and planning ahead to do it properly for the sake of the bird and any other pets or people around such a bird. Obviously I want to do my research first and while exploring the idea of these birds as a pet. If you already have one and are asking that question it may be a good idea to think of re-homing it. My husband took in one macaw which had been beaten with wood. They are such beautiful birds. The average macaw will live between 50 and 70 years. I didn’t know that they lived for so long, it’s like haveing a child. Carefully consider your own personality in this respect, because a lonely macaw will become unruly, noisy, and destructive. Thanks for your visit! They’re amazing, aren’t they? These majestic birds (and all birds) should be allowed to live freely in their natural habitat, not sentenced to a cage. They are beautiful, though. Between the cage and toy storage, they need a lot of room. For the best experience, you want a hand-fed, domestically-bred bird. Macaws need toys to keep them stimulated. 10 Major Things to Consider Before Getting a Macaw, #birds, #exoticPets Click To Tweet. i raised cockatiels, and several other varieties of birds at one point in my life. I found the comments at last HURRAH! JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on November 14, 2019: When I was a three year old kid, my grandmother had a parrot. If you're ready to learn more about the beautiful scarlet macaw, let's get started. They note how much time the mother macaw spends with her chicks, how often she feeds them, ... into adult macaws. Although we say we own a pet, that isn't the whole story. . Yes, having a macaw would be a lot like having a child. My husband raised parrots for 9 years, which included scarlet macaws, green wings, blue and gold macaws, African grays, three species of Amazon parrots, Hahn's macaws, and Moluccan, citron and crested cockatoos. I imagine they learned a few choice words too. they can snap finger bones!! I'd like to say that is a rare occurrence but it isn't. However, they are also loud, stubborn, and need a lot of space. They'll need attention and time to bond with their owners but will thrive in a supportive environment. It would be better to be in an environment where there is activity and company during the day. They are very trainable. . Allergies to birds are not as common as cat or dog allergies, which are usually caused by the saliva, not the hair. Macaws are not meant for apartments or small houses. heheheh. Mary's husband bred and raised several species of parrots for 9 years. Take care and come again. The greenwing macaw has a very sweet disposition, and respond well to training. Its holding area was actually one of those meant for guinea pigs and animals of the like, and I was appalled, ready to walk out with this eight-hundred dollar bird. And I don’t know how to answer your question about him getting depressed with a new owner. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 26, 2018: That video of the Scarlet Macaws flying freely in Costa Rica was so beautiful. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. There are plenty of rescue facilities that provide volunteer opportunities for those who want contact with these beautiful birds. A few owners I know have set up trust funds or bought life insurance policies with the bird as the beneficiary, to help the new caretakers with costs. The people who bought them knew how to care for birds or we wouldn't have let them buy them. I will do that. It is best to have a separate bedroom just for them. The decision to bring a scarlet macaw in your home needs to be a decision with everyone involved. Come back soon! Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 24, 2018: Thank you for your kind words. Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on November 14, 2019: Sorry to hear about your finger. That tenacious little terrier of yours probably would want all the attention to himself anyway. Also, seed and nut mixes are more than most bags of kibble, and we all know the higher cost of organic food. Thanks for checking out the post about the macaws. ‘And I always like the challenge of trying to hold my own with a fellow competitor.’ ‘Troy had about forty pounds of almost pure muscle on her but despite his advantage of experience and strength Kari was holding her own.’ ‘If you become skilled, you'll hold your own in almost any situation.’ You still have a lot of years ahead of you. We were given our macaw by my son’s father. Oh dear! Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 11, 2018: They are such a beautiful bird and can make wonderful pets, but it takes a lot of thought. Latest posts by Guest Blogger for Animal Bliss. The superior brands usually include such things as pine nuts and dried fruits. I would say if I was a bird Mom, I would be so tickled for that longevity. Obesity is not just a problem in humans, it's also seen in birds. I was wondering if it is impossible or too risky to leave a scarlet Macaw alone for part of the day? I’m glad you stopped by my blog. Often, when there is a problem, time is of the essence and if the nearest avian vet is 100 miles away it could be a life or death difference. Larger is always better. The Scarlet Macaw is such a beautiful bird. These might include: It's worth noting that the location of your home should also play a part. In the wild, parrots would eat a varied diet of fruits and plants that are in season. That wasn't so much a problem but the preening of my hair was distracting. Macaws live a long time, and it's something one needs to think about when deciding to own a macaw. Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on April 26, 2018: Although as pets, they can be brilliant, seeing them free flying is how they should be. I had no idea that they lived 70+ years. Kibble or Canned Pet Food? Their captivating plumage, acrobatic capers, avian charisma and sometimes inane personalities are unavoidable. You’re absolutely right that I should mention knowing where your bird comes from because of the illegal trade. Don't allow children or teens to tease the bird, ever. Peace. The illegal trade in these creatures is ugly. I went from having a fear of birds to allowing a blue and gold macaw we had sit on my shoulder while I worked on a laptop. I’m glad you stopped by, Malaika, and reading my post about macaws. As much as I love caring for pets, it doesn't sound like a macaw belongs in the home. The blue-throated macaw is endemic to a small area of north-central Bolivia. If people can’t commit to a dog (10-15years), imagine wat 50-70 year might be! Anyone who can outlive you needs to be thought of in a will, whether cat, dog, child, or macaw. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 11, 2018: Truthfully, if I had the energy to take on another responsibility, I would consider raising a macaw. Along with social factors, consider how intelligent macaws are. The Logician from now on on April 11, 2018: It sounds like "A guide to being owned by s Scarlet McCaw". I think they are just beautiful, but deserve to fly free in nature :)!! They are beautiful birds. During our time here in Brazil, I had a small free-flying cactus parakeet and it came and went as it pleased, only returning in the evening to its cage. Depending on where you live, there might be several avian vets in the area, or you might end up driving many miles. It took quite some time to build up trust with that bird, but after spending a lot of time with it, he accomplished it. We had one in a department store here years ago and he used to whistle at all the women. What did you name it and how old is it? I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be the right person to adopt a macaw either. When we lived in the UK and moved to a smaller house from a farm, we had to rehome 4 parrots. For some people, this is one of the wonderful things about them. They adapt well to captivity and will readily bond with their owners. I’m so glad you stopped by and took the time to read my post. Just knowing they live so long would deter me from wanting one. But because the birds got used to humans, many like to come back and visit. These were hand-reared from day one out of the egg. Even worse, it might become self-destructive. I'm thinking of getting a scarlet macaw or an African grey but i have a cat. A hand-reared bird may show apprehension and just sit and look at you. Their mission is twofold – first it’s to provide a home for unwanted birds. These brightly colored long-tailed birds are some of the most spectacular parrots in the world. Start slowly, with constant supervision. I have seen both dogs and cats get on with parrots. There are also other options that have no listed Hyacinth Macaw prices but you can go to the said website for inquiries. I met a macaw once. The initial cost of macaw ownership is high. That is a good reminder. To keep your macaw healthy, it’s important to spend lots of time caring for it and bonding with it. I hadn’t realized all that was involved in having a macaw for a pet. My guess is that he would be missing you greatly after all the time you’ve spent together. Here he explains the best practices for handling and caring for them. Own responsibility for your bird's behavior: You must take responsibility for having shaped and stylized your bird's mannerism. 50-70 years? They are so beautiful, with lovely colours. I learned so much from this post. If size is your only negative, there are several mini-macaw species. For example, when people go away on holidays, there are usually people who will care for dogs and cats but fewer people feel able to cope with a parrot. He also took in unwanted macaws and parrots that people no longer could cope with or those which had been badly abused. Macaws are colorful, intelligent, social birds and they make amazing pets, but they are not for everybody. Scarlet macaws also have a low reproductive rate (having only 1-2 chicks every other year), so removing parrots from the wild for the illegal trade can have devastating effects on the population. They only accept cash at Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park. A parrot can seriously injure a child. When my mother retold the story, she used to shake her head, like "what was he thinking". If this is a family bird, it will usually be left to someone in a will. Thanks for reading. Very good info here that anyone considering getting a macaw should read! Glad your husband is doing his part. In the article I have explained about the type of food, cage if using, and interaction needed. Larger is always better. They are by nature independent and will generally learn to entertain themselves on their own. You are better to clip one wing to avoid it flying off. Guide to Insurance and Health Care for Your Pet, Tips for Life with a Border Collie – Dog Breeds, Nearly 200 Hoarded Animals Rescued in Boston Area, Cameo Anderson : Pet Portrait Artist, Illustrator, Famous American Pet Toy Inventions Through History, Travel Pennslyvania: Day 8 Amusement Park Crazy on The Red Roof Road Trip with the Dog, Worldwide Animal Portrait Artists Resource List. Offer your macaw different healthy foods to see if they will eat them. I would say you have enough on your plate at the moment without adding a macaw to the mix. Hey, Cathy. My mother was given a monkey as a childhood pet and it was just a sad situation. Dash Kitten Crew recently posted…The Grand Canyon A Natural Wonder. Thanks for reading and your comment, Larry. That is not something that I would consider doing especially at my age. Salty, fried, and sugary foods shouldn't be given to birds. Mary Wickison (author) from Brazil on September 01, 2020: Some cats do fine with parrots. also i love my bird!! Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on April 20, 2020: I was in a mall in Topeka, Kansas that was selling a macaw, and I noticed that it was extremely depressed and plucking its own feathers out. After that. That’s terrible what happens to animals on the black market. I didn’t want a bird. They are such beautiful birds, thanks for sharing all the info . Generally, cats see the beak on a scarlet macaw and realize that the bird can cause injury and therefore, avoid it. I visited Best Friends last year and they also spoke about things to consider — and truly opened my eyes that I would likely never be the right person to adopt a parrot. If they become lonely, they’ll develop nervous habits like biting or tearing out their own feathers. They’re so beautiful. These are some of the hybrids you can keep as a pet: Verde macaw, Tropicana, Ruby, Miligold, Shamrock, Starlight, Jubilee, Flame, and the Capri macaw, among others. As well as a cage, you can use a parrot stand. My grandmother ended up giving the parrot away to a friend. They must have wood to chew to keep their beaks trim. Every day I chop up fresh fruits and vegetables to feed them, which is more time-consuming than throwing some kibble in a bowl like I do for the dogs. It would ride on the front of my wheelbarrow, and when visitors came, it flew to my shoulder, I assume to protect me. How to Safely Remove a Tick From a Dog, Cat or Even Yourself, EWW! The table below shows suggestions for what a captive bird can have: Just because you eat it doesn't mean it is right for your macaw. Now, you have to ask yourself, are you ready for that length of commitment? These stunning birds live for approximately 60 years. With those big beaks, they go through toys very quickly. It's best to change this every day to avoid any smells and flies. Things You Need To Know When Visiting Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park. Food at one end and water at the other. Thank so much! Cycle Touring with Your Dog – 7 Helpful Tips, Therapy Dogs Have Many Uses : Animal Assisted Therapy, Celebrating Monkey Day : Dec 14, #MonkeyDay, Siamese Cat Breed Traits and Personalities. I love the looks of a macaw too. I think they are fascinating birds and it would be so enjoyable. Question: Is it OK for me to put a harness on my Scarlet Macaw as long as she's comfortable with it? Opt for thick, steel wire, with gaps of a maximum of an inch. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today, Rachel. A scarlet macaw can live to be 70+ years old and some are recorded as being over 100 years old. Macaws are a popular choice for pet birds. They like to be cuddled, petted and preened, so don’t be miserly with that when you are with your green-winged macaw. This is often just another way to say they need things they can destroy. Tiny Sweaters Knitted For This Naked Lovebird By People All Over the World. In the wild, they live in flocks and mate for life. Just like the intelligent child who is bored in school, they will find something to do. Some hybrids like the Harlequin macaw (which has a green and blue plumage) has an even temper, and calm demeanor and people who keep them as pets claim them to have "the best of both worlds." The harlequin macaw is a beautiful, popular hybrid parrot that makes an excellent pet for the right person. This pre-designed framework will eliminate having to start from scratch. They make incredibly wonderful fluffy companions. The main drivers of scarlet macaw declines are habitat loss and poaching for the illegal pet trade. When raising Cockatoo babies the process is much the opposite then with Parrots and Macaws. A hand-reared bird which has been accustom to people will likely take this from you. In your house, they will want to be with the family, all the time. I had no idea they lived that long. Great interview of a man who obviously knows what he is talking about. Luckily, macaws do not vocalize often at that level. Macaws are very social animals. The numbers I have seen range from 105 to 115 decibels. I heard that too, that a macaw could snap finger bones. the thumbnail was just gonna be the thumbnail to the video i was filming when all this happened so i kept it. These birds are really complex creatures. It is never hard to find sellers of Hyacinth Macaw for there are lots of pet stores and private breeders that market this bird. I love having macaws in my life, but it is not for everyone. So many things could go wrong in the meanwhile. Macaws are fascinating, aren’t they? Place a couple extra pieces of wood in the cage for the bird to chew on. Life with a macaw parrot is a long-term commitment. I certainly hope potential owners would do their research. . The birds were easy to rehome as they had been well looked after and used to people. Now, you have to ask yourself, are you ready for that length of commitment? They’ve found mates, and most have raised chicks of their own. Take care. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This Jenday Conure has a great cage set up | PARRONT TIP TUESDAY. These are birds who are accustomed to being in groups. It will show you why your Macaw is aggressive and what you can do about it. If siz… Thanks for reading, great to hear from you. Because of their loud nature and large stature, they’re also not recommended for apartment living. As alternatives to a cage, they can be kept in an outdoor aviary where the weather permits, and some people like to provide their bird with its own "bird room". These birds have their own lives in the rain-forest and it will be challenging for both the owner and the bird to keep them home. Having been owned by several parrots myself, and currently an African grey I can attest to that concept. If you live in an apartment, a terraced house or have neighbors nearby, they are unlikely to appreciate the screaming of the birds. To help you decide if a macaw is the right companion for you, I have compiled a list of ten things to consider before getting a macaw. But let's make no mistake, even though cats are considered a domestic animal, they are predators. Macaws live a long time, and it's something one needs to think about when deciding to own a macaw. Thanks so much! If this is a family bird, it will usually be left to someone in a will. These are a much better alternative for those who keep birds in their home. It is best to have a separate bedroom just for them. Blue and gold macaws, also known as blue and yellow macaws, bond closely with their human owners. I’m not sure what kind of bird he was, I remember he was black though. But as you said, it is a huge commitment. Yes, I was amazed too to learn how long a macaw can live. With their fun-loving personality and small size, mini-macaws make wonderful family pets . I plan on adopting a bird, mainly because they deserve a home, and I can get around the possibility of it outliving me, which means it might not get proper care. They can learn to talk by mimicking human speech with proper training. I hope anyone considering committing to a macaw will read this very helpful and informative post first. If you are offered a wild caught bird, it will usually show fear, aggression and possibly start screaming. 50-70 years is definitely a commitment! They frequently need to communicate with flock members from a distance. Normally birds bond for life, so it was a sucessful outcome for everyone. Whether it's the size of the beak that deters them, it's hard to say. For the most part, m acaws are large birds that require big enclosures a … Macaws are large birds and they need a lot of space. Phil (he was already named that) has become angry and hates everyone except me. It is a consideration when thinking about getting a macaw. My goodness, was that thing loud. sherri recently posted…Travel Pennslyvania: Day 8 Amusement Park Crazy on The Red Roof Road Trip with the Dog. I … The minimum cage size for a larger macaw is 30 inches deep by 48 inches wide by 60- to 72-inches high. Don't know what happened to the poor fellow, however, and it still makes me cry to think about how desperately it wanted to be taken away and loved. When she isn’t mountain biking, practicing her public speaking skills, or reading, she is writing about everything she has learned. I’m so glad your husband was involved positively in rehoming birds who needed his help. It is a good idea to remove the perch and replace it with another piece the same diameter. I opted for 1" Teflon coated pans); stain resistant carpet; cigarettes; and air fresheners. There are also certain species of macaw, like the Green Wing Macaw that can inflict a stronger bite. The health of their bird suffers for this. If the birds are caged, simply try and offer a piece of fruit and watch the bird's reaction. After a bit of settling in, the two macaws bonded well. Macaws are the right choice for you if you are an experienced bird owner, have a lot of space, and don’t mind their unique personalities. I have seen people give their parrots, alcohol, tea, and coffee. Not all veterinarians have the knowledge to care for birds. Humans have used scarlet … Aggression from the green-winged macaw, although rare, should be kept an eye out for, as their strong beaks have enough bite force to sever a finger or two. They are smart and will learn to mimic. It is a decision one should think carefully about, before deciding to purchase one. Wow. Not only is the illegal trade horrible for the caught birds (most die) and the species as a whole, but they are not good pets, usually. It all adds up. The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or hyacinthine macaw, is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. But there are macaw rescue places that would be happy to take him in. I found the interview fun to read through. LOL. but I don't own any presently. The perch inside should be about two inches in diameter, with slots in each end to fit into the cage bars. Image Source: Pixabay.com – Creative Commons. Thanks so much for stopping by! 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