The Scarlet Macaw is probably the most strikingly beautiful of all the macaws. We have them available for sale now. The bright yellow band on his wings against the red of his body and upper wing, and the royal blue of the lower wing make a striking contrast.
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The Scarlet Macaw is sometimes confused with the Green Wing Macaw because they both are primarily red, but this is their only similarity. There are many differences in the appearance and temperament of these two macaws. The Scarlet Macaw has a bare facial patch, whereas, the Green Wing Macaw has feather lines on its face. The Scarlet Macaw has a yellow band of feathers across the center of its wings instead of green band of the Green Wing Macaw. Generally, the Scarlet is red is not as dark as that of the Green Wing. The Scarlet is not as heavy bodied as the Green Wing, although, it is usually six to eight inches longer because of its long, slender tail.
Some people say that the scarlet macaw has a reputation for being nippy, and tend to be more high stung and more sensitive to fast movement than the others. This is NOT TRUE. There is no such thing as a bad parrot. THERE IS NO BAD PARROT-ONLY A BAD OWNER.
My personal experience with Scarlet Macaws is that they are loving, and very intelligent. Only improper or aggressive handling will cause them AND ANY OTHER PARROT SPECIES to be aggressive and nippy. The babies that I have had have been very sweet tempered. Proper and gentle handling will help them to develop into a pet that is as gentle and affectionate as any macaw could be.
Berries and sweet fruits such as papaya, mango, melons, citrus, berries, grapes, bananas, figs, cranberries, pomegranates, cactus fruits, persimmons, etc are relished by most macaws. Dark leafy greens and cooked root vegetables such as beet root, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, and carrots are highly recommended.
Large macaw species need a varied diet with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and also nuts, such as Brazil, macadamias, pecans, almonds, etc. Hot peppers of any color are aften enjoyed by macaws. Berries and sweet fruits such as papaya, mango, melons, citrus, berries, grapes, bananas, figs, cranberries, pomegranates, cactus fruits, persimmons, etc are relished by most macaws. Dark leafy greens and cooked root vegetables such as beet root, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, and carrots are highly recommended.
These baby macaws are great buddies and will always jump into the same tub together,
given the chance! Where is the bubblebath?