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White Scarlet Macaw Parrots

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A brilliantly adorned parrot, the Scarlet Macaw is truly a fantastic spectacle of color. It is a large Macaw and very similar in appearance to the Green-winged Macaw Ara chloroprene. Both of these parrots having a large amount of red in their feathering. The Scarlet Macaw is distinguished by the broadband of yellow feathers running across the middle of its wings, rather than the green band as seen on the Green Wing. Like the Green-winged, most of its body, head, and upper wings are a bright red, but it is a noticeably lighter shade of red than that of the Green Wing. It is also slightly smaller than the Green-winged, and a bit more boisterous in personality. A variety of common names, descriptive of their coloring, have been used for both of these Macaw parrots.

White Scarlet Macaw Parrots. The white scarlet macaw is one of the most magnificent of the Macaw species. This large Macaw has a long history as a companion to humans, dating back to the early 1100s with the Incas. They are described as magnificent, beautiful, and striking, as well as gaudy by some. Early authors like P. Slud, in his work “The Birds of Costa Rica: Distribution and Ecology” (1964), remarks that when feeding in the treetops, they adorn the foliage like gigantic, gaudy flowers.

A brilliantly adorned parrot, the Scarlet Macaw is truly a fantastic spectacle of color. It is a large Macaw and very similar in appearance to the Green-winged Macaw Ara chloroprene. In fact, Both of these parrots having a large amount of red in their feathering. The Scarlet Macaw is distinguished by the broadband of yellow feathers running across the middle of its wings, rather than the green band as seen on the Green Wing. Like the Green-winged, most of its body, head, and upper wings are a bright red, but it is a noticeably lighter shade of red than that of the Green Wing. It is also slightly smaller than the Green-winged, and a bit more boisterous in personality. A variety of common names, descriptive of their coloring, have been used for both of these Macaw parrots.

Diet and Nutrition

Nuts, leaves, berries, and seeds from the rainforest make up the bulk of the scarlet macaw’s diet. Its strong, hooked beak is perfect for breaking nuts and seeds.

The best diet for a White Scarlet Macaw Parrots in captivity begins with a formulated parrot mix that includes a variety of seeds, dried fruits, and nuts. Provide a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, as well as high-calcium greens like kale and spinach. An all-seed diet is extremely unhealthy for these birds. Never offer chocolate and avocado, which are toxic.

The average healthy macaw will consume approximately 10 to 15 percent of its body weight daily. An average bird weighs about 2 pounds. You can expect a bird will eat about 1/2 cup of food per day, which equates to about 100 pounds of food per year. Feed them in the morning upon waking. Remove any uneaten chop or freshly cut fruits and vegetables after an hour.

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