Bird Species

Macaw Advantage and Challenges

Advantages

  • Sociable, outgoing personality Highly intelligent Adjusts well to change Breeds easily Loves to perform

Challenges

  • Not as cuddly as a cockatoo, for example May take things apart May escape from its cage Should be hand-fed to encourage tameness Large size requires large cage Noise level

Macaw Physical Characteristics

Size

  • Wingspan ranges from 41 to 45 inches, and its length ranges from 30 to 35 inches (including the tail)

Weight

  • 900 to 1,200 grams

Colors

  • Turquoise blue with yellow underside, green on the crown

Life Expectancy

Genetics and diet play a strong role in the lifespan of a bird. The macaw has been known to live 50 years or more.

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