An Informative Site About Exotic Pet Birds

Hyacinth Macaw

Raised in Southern America, the Hyacinth Macaw is the largest existing species of parrots in the world. They are physically characterized by its blue feathers and yellow streaks around its beak.

Hyacinth MacawAlthough they are popular among parrot lovers, they belong to the list of endangered species due to bird smuggling and gradual shrinking of their natural habitat.

The Hyacinth Macaw is too expensive because of their rarity. Basically, their price ranges from $9000 to $12000 but illegal traders impose lower prices. However, their diet is not that sensitive as they commonly eat nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. In the wild, their strong beaks allow them to chew on hard nuts and coconut fruits.

The Hyacinth Macaw breed at least two eggs in one mating period but more often than not, only one survive. When the fledgling reaches three months old, they begin to leave their own nest and practice independent survival. At most, the Hyacinth Macaw is ready to mate at the age of seven.

For pet owners, they do not have a record of bad behavior although boredom and mating season cause them to be pretty aggressive and territorial but this only lasts for a short period. They are basically more behaved than other species of parrots like Cockatoos.

In captivity, they would need a roomy cage off the ground since they grow relatively large over time. The Hyacinth Macaw needs space to exercise and play as parrots are naturally playful and sociable. They require enough time for bonding with their owners too.

So if you are considering the Hyacinth Macaw, take note of these simple facts which would help you build good relationship and provide a nice settling place for your pet.