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Scarlet Macaw

Country of Origin: South America

Size: 80 cm in length from the beak to the tip of the tail.

Life span: 80+ years

Scientific Name: Ara macao

Other Names: Blue Parrot


Body deep red, shoulders and wings yellow. Primaries and tail coverts blue, greater wing coverts and shoulder coverts yellow, undersides of wings red-brown. Lower back and rump light blue. Cheek region bare and white with red feather lines. Eyes yellow, upper mandible pale with black at base, lower mandible and legs charcoal. Female smaller with shorter, broader beak.


These birds are extremely intelligent, but they need daily socialization and stimulation so that they stay tame. They can also get bored quite easily, so they should be provided with plenty of toys to play with. Handfed Scarlet Macaws can be very affectionate, but potential owners should keep in mind that they, like all Macaws, can be rather noisy at times.


Oranges, bananas, sunflower seeds, nuts, berries, carrots, calcium (cuttlefish bone), bread, tomatoes, fresh twigs, fresh corn on the cob.

Special Needs

Scarlet Macaw needs fresh branches for occupation.


Macaws are large birds, and should be provided with ample space and time to play and stretch their muscles. They should be allowed outside of their cages for a minimum of 2 hours a day, and should also be given plenty of chew toys to help them exercise their powerful beaks and jaws.

Cage Life

Sociable bird, usually monogamous in pairs, affectionate towards keeper. Can be noisy, especially when frustrated or bored, screeches. Loves to bathe, slaps water onto itself with its wings. Roomy aviary, parrot stands. Large nest box 60 X 60 X 65 cm all year, also for roosting. Lays 2 to 4 eggs, incubation 26 days, only by female, male sits at her side, fledging 90 days, chicks remain with parents for some time after.