MACAW PARROT

(Ara ararauna)

MACAW PARROT

Distribution:

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The Blue-and-Yellow Macaw Parrots are highly appreciated for their beauty and personality.  They populate large areas, like a great part of the tropical South America, the eastern side of the state Panama, the plains of Columbia and the entire Amazon Basin.

CHARACTERISTICS
The Macaw Parrot can measure up to 33.4 – 35.4 inches in length, a wings-extend of up to 40.1 – 44 inches and a weight up to 1.9 – 2.64 pounds.

BEHAVIOR
They usually fly in pairs or in small family groups, but they can also be seen in flocks of 25 to 30 parrots. The aggressive behavior between partners is unusual to the parrots of this kind. The bonds between partners are strong, but that doesn’t mean that they will also last a lifetime.

FEEDING
They feed on dry and fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, minerals, cereals, sprouted grains etc.

BREEDING
During the mating period, starting April, they become extremely aggressive. The females lay 1 – 3 eggs, sometimes 4 eggs. Most the times the eggs are infertile. The female incubates the eggs for about 25 – 28 days. The chicks fledge from the nest at about 12 – 13 weeks from hatching. However, it is best for them to stay with their parents a while longer. Some pairs even reproduce twice a year.

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CoMMENTS

Diana Bijvank @ 05/11/2015, 11:58
Hello, my name is Diana and i work since two years in Sibiu. We have two Macaw Parrots a bleu and a red one from only 1 year old. I cannot spend so much time with them annymore because of my work and im searching for a new good home for them. If there is any inteest from your side please contact me via e-mail. Have a nice day!! Kind Regards,
Diana Bijvank
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