Blue headed macaw for sale
Blue headed macaw for sale both adults medium-sized, mostly green, blue head, face bare, blue/grey and dark with fine lines of feathers; tail brown/red with green part way to tip. Bill grey/black. Eye yellow.
As in adult but with shorter tail, horn coloured bill. Eye grey.
Quiet, purring call while in flight; soft nasal slightly rasping notes; shrieks and squawks less raucous than Blue-winged Macaw.
This blue headed macaw for sale species was named for its striking blue head on an otherwise mostly green body.
Until recently, these macaw parrots for sale were considered quite common in the wild; however, they are now considered endangered with a declining population in the wild that is estimated between 1,000 – 2,500 birds by Bird Life International and 9,200 up to as many as 46.000 mature individuals by Tobias and Brightsmith (2007).
The existence of these parrots is threatened by habitat destruction and capturing for the rare bird trade. Unfortunately, these parrots are a valuable commodity for which collectors pay thousands of dollars.
Diet / Feeding
These blue headed macaw for sale feed on various seeds, nuts, fruits and green food. Most likely, there are some insects in the mix, too, particularly when raising young.
They will also visit clay licks, where they ingest mineral-rich clay. This clay offers valuable protection against toxins naturally found in their diet.
Blue headed macaw for sale are usually provided a good quality seed mix: sunflower, safflower, various millets, oats and hemp seeds* are good ingredients. Dried rowan berries and plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and green food should also be made available, as well as some pine nuts. They also need mineral supplements – especially before and during the breeding season, calcium supplementation is very important. While raising chicks, parents need soft foods, such as eggfood and half-ripe maize for rearing the young. (*Hemp Seeds are often referred to as “super-seeds” as they offer a complete amino acid profile, have an ideal balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and provide an impressive amount of trace minerals – they also have the highest concentration of protein in the plant kingdom.)
Common Names: Red-bellied Macaw
Scientific Name: Orthopsittaca manilata
Origin: South America (Colombia, Trinidad, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil)
Relative Size: 18 inches
Weight: 300-310 grams
Average Lifespan: 30-40 years
Egg Clutch: 2-4 white eggs
Incubation: 26-27 days
Talking Ability: Moderate