Size: 88 cm / 34.64 inches
Life Expectancy: 55 - 80 years
About Hyacinth Macaw
Known as "gentle giants", the Hyacinth Macaws are very affectionate birds by nature. They are easily trained and tend to bond strongly with their human caregivers. In spite of their tremendous strength, this is one of the most laid back and easy-going of all of the macaws. The most striking part of a Hyacinth Macaw is its cobalt blue plumage.
The Hyacinth Macaw is almost entirely blue and has black under the wings. It has a large black beak with bright yellow along the sides of the lower part of the beak and also yellow circling its eyes. The female and male are nearly indistinguishable, although the female is typically a bit more slender.
Origin of the Hyacinth Macaw
The native lands of the Hyacinth Macaws include North-Eastern, Central and South-Western Brazil, eastern Bolivia and North Eastern Paraguay.
Do not buy the Hyacinth Macaw is you don't have time to spend with it - but if time is not an issue, a Hyacinth can quickly become your best friend.
- They are usually quite docile and easygoing, and seem to enjoy learning and human companionship.
- A Hyacinth Macaw's beak can snap metal, which means that they must be taught at an early age not to "mouth" their human caregivers -- no matter how gently.
- The best bet for a Hyacinth is a cage made of stainless steel.
- These big birds need plenty of room to exercise and play, as well as plenty of supervision to make sure they do not get into anything dangerous.
A Hyacinth Macaw is smart and inquisitive. If a Hyacinth Macaw baby is shy when you get him, it will normally not take much time to get him to respond to affection from you. However, training a Hyacinth Macaw is vital. An untrained Hyacinth Macaw can cause a number of bloody fingers around the house.
Hyacinth Macaw As A Pet
Because these birds demand more time and attention than other species, Hyacinth Macaws are definitely not the right pets for just anybody. Large, beautiful, and intelligent, they can be quite alluring -- but resist the temptation to bring a Hyacinth home without thoroughly thinking it through!
Hyacinths have been called the most friendly of the Macaws, and in general, they do seem to take more of an interest in humans than certain other species. If you have the time, finances, and space to devote to a Hyacinth Macaw, you may just find that these bright blue beauties are the birds of your dreams.
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