Picture courtesy of Up At Six Aviaries
Face and plumage is a bright red. As with all macaws, the Scarlet has the whitish skin face mask. Unlike the Green-wing Macaw, the Scarlet has no green color on the wing.
36 Inches (Larger bird)
Undeterminable by appearance, though hens may have a slimmer head.
Scarlet Macaws originate in the rainforests of South America. They can be seen in the wild in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Equador. For breeders raising and hand-feeding these no longer imported beauties, (it's illegal to import them now because smuggling was making them extinct)
Requires much attention, can be trained to talk - but not considered
very good mimics. Requires large space due
to large size.
Scarlets are more intelligent than the other types and require more stimulation as pets. If not stimulated, they can become very demanding and have a tendency to become agressive or pluck.
Can be loud.
Prices $1300 - $2500.
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