Scarlet Macaw parrots
Scarlet macaws (Scientific Name: Ara macao) are probably the most vibrantly colored of all macaws. They have a wide distribution, and their population numbers, although on a decline, are still relatively high. Their appearance makes them hard to resist as pets, but they can prove to be a handful for first-time pet owners. In the hands of an experienced pet bird owner, they can be a friendly and social bird. Scarlet macaws are large birds and, accordingly, will need large cages to live in. Dimensions should be 3’x3’x6’.
Scarlet Macaw parrots for sale. Scarlet Macaws parrots are famous for their stunning beauty and rainbow-like color pattern. They are extremely intelligent and tend to be good talkers. A Scarlet would be well suited in a home with bird experience. They have strong personalities and can be stubborn and sassy when they want to be. In the right home, a Scarlet can make an outstanding life-long companion.
They love to be held, stroked and will climb all over you. They have been hand-reared from a very young age, and so they are very friendly and tame towards everyone, including children. They feed on apples, bananas, and pellets mixed with seeds.
Every hand-fed baby Scarlet Macaw parrots is weaned onto a high variety diet. They are weaned onto fruits and veggies, a soak and sprout mix we make here in the store, a high variety of seeds that we also make here in the store, and naturally colored pellets.
Colors and Markings
Scarlets are mostly vivid red with bright yellow and blue edging on their wings. Some birds may have a band of green where the yellow meets the blue. The large eye patch is white, and the bill has a horn-colored upper mandible and a black lower mandible. There is no obvious way to tell apart the males from females; to figure this out, the bird needs genetic or surgical sexing.
Caring for the Scarlet Macaw parrots
Macaws are the largest of the parrots. Scarlet Macaw parrots are best suited for a large space and will not thrive in a cage that is too small. Get a cage that is at least 2 1/2 feet by 3 feet. It needs a lot of out-of-cage time, and if it doesn’t get it, the bird may develop behavioral problems. however, It will resort to feather-plucking and other forms of self-mutilation. They can get bored quite easily, so provide them with large swings and toys.
Once a week, offer your macaw a bath or hose down your bird with lukewarm water using the fine-mist setting of your handheld shower sprayer.