Bird Family: Macaw
Distribution: South and Central America
Other Names: Chestnut Brown Tipped Macaw
Size: 45cm high ( A Mini Macaw)
Talking Ability: Medium High
Lifespan: 60-80 Years
Breeding Ease: Moderately difficult as they tend to bond with their owner, nto a potential mate
The severe macaw is the ideal bird to someone looking for a dramatic pet bird who lacks the space to keep one of the larger macaws. Severe macaw is many in size with a full-size macaw personality. They affectionate clowns and assuming they are hand raised will be affectionate and sociable.
They love to interact with their owners, a clever and can learn tricks and whilst not in the league of the very best talkers are up to learn 30 or more words. They have a strong tendency to bond with a single person so if they are to be a family bird ensure that they receive more or less equal handling by everyone or otherwise they will resist handling and perhaps be aggressive to the least attentive of the family should they “want to turn”. Of course if your bird is to be a one owner bird – no problem.
Distribution and Habitat
the found in the wild in the Americas from eastern Panama in the center and as far south as Bolivia and Brazil. Perhaps because they are not as popular as the larger more well-known macaw breeds they are still prevalent in the wild as the numbers have not been reduced greatly by over collection and poaching. More of a threat is the continual shrinking of the habitat from logging
The severe macaw is green, the other side of their wings has patches of blue and red feathers on the chest have chestnut brown tips and they are alternatively referred to as the chestnut brown tipped macaw.
The faces are predominantly bare with fine black lines running across them. The reserve bank of brown feathers tracing across the forehead their cheeks and under the chin exhibits a small amount of fluffy brown down.
Care and Feeding
They require is larger cage as possible indoor or out. Coming from a warm area they should only be housed outside if you live in a similarly warm area or are able to provide heating in your Avery. An inside cage needs to be big enough that they can easily stretch and flap their wings – preferably be big enough to hop from poached perch.
They can be tough on cages as the big is a powerful and they are similarly tough on the toys so a plastic coated steel cage is not appropriate is very soon it will become a normal steel cage. Be sure that the toys contain no toxins because invariably parts of them will be eaten.
If kept in an inside Avery or birdcage they should be allowed out to several hours every day and realistically with this type of bird they again desire to be with their own anyway so you should keep the perch in every room you frequent as they will seek to follow you as you move around the house. Failure to do this and they will likely decide instead to perch on you.
Their diet should consist of variety of seeds or nuts fruits and a commercial macaw pellet feed. They will generally enjoy eating most salad greens and speak to your local pet shop owner about dietary supplements.
There are extremely long-lived living up to 60 or even 80 years so understand that a severe macaw is a macaw for life. For that reason they do not make of good first pet should only be bought once you have established that you are indeed a bird enthusiast.
They need access to sunlight for their health and they love a daily shower or misting.
Don’t allow them to get cold -they should have access to a warm room or area where they can tear and dry their feathers.
Breeding macaws and keeping them as pets are two entirely different things. Macaws worry breed with a partner that they have bonded with and since if you keep a macaw as a companion bird will bond with you to the bird is unlikely to bond with another macaw. You may be older get this macaw to share a cage with another – you will not see this bird as it is mate, rather it will see it either as competition for someone to be tolerated. If you are going to breed your macaws best to start out with a breeding pair(that is one differently are male and another definitely a female) and leave them to their own devices to bond with each other rather than giving one or both too much attention.
In the wild they are tree holes breeders you can mimic this with a parrot breeding box. A typical clutch will be 2 to 3 eggs and will incubate in just under four weeks. The baby is full-fledged in three months that you may wish to remove them much earlier in hand raised to ensure the juvenile is going to people tolerant adults. Alternatively you can allow your macaws are raised their cheeks and self. There are pros and cons in both situations and you’ll find that there are people who prefer a hand raised bird is our looking for a pet and those that prefer a bird raised by its parents to ensure it has more natural behaviour as it is to be kept primarily in the large Avery with other birds.
Whilst rearing the young birds ensure that parents are given plenty of green feed and call on the cob is Wallace carrots. Your pet shop can likely supply of vitamin D and mineral powder these vegetables can be dipped in.
Young macaws it will be exceptionally affectionate and will of the cattle you can be held by you. They are likely to be noisy and attention seeking in the morning and will understand that removal of the cage cover is a good indicator that breakfast is about to be served so expect a demanding young macaw to greet you at this time
They can be noisy as can all macaws that the mini macaws being smaller and less noisy. If you live in an apartment with paperthin walls don’t expect to get Christmas cards if you keep a breeding pair inside with their cage abutting the wall of your neighbor.
In Australia you may have difficulty locating one as they are not one of the most popular birds in Australia and there are few breeders. There are some that the persevere