• Jan 14, 2020

 Krasny of macaw of Macau
of Psittaci, Psittaciformes = Parrots, popugayeobrazny
of Psittacidae = Parrots, popugayevy
of Psittacinae = Real parrots
of Ara = Ara
of Ara macao = Ara red
of These birds also call the macaw of Macau and the red-blue macaw.


many consider
of Red are the most beautiful of relatives. Length of a parrot — 78 — 90 cm. The head, a neck, top of a back and wings, a stomach and a breast bright red, and a bottom of wings and a nadkhvostya — bright blue. The yellow strip passes across wings. Cheeks are neoperenny, light, with ranks of white feathers. Nadklyuvye white, at the beak basis a brown-black spot, a tip black, a podklyuvya brownish black. Iris of eyes yellow. At a male the beak is more, but already in the basis. At females the top half of a beak has more abrupt bend.

Feathers of red macaws Indians used
for jewelry and plumage of arrows.


Red macaws are divided into two subspecies. Ara macao macao inhabits Panama, northern and east Colombia, Guyana, Venezuela, a southeast part of Ecuador, the northeast of Bolivia, a part of Brazil, east Peru. Ara macao cyanoptera is widespread from Nicaragua to the southeast of Mexico.

Red macaws live in kroner of high trees of tropical forests. As food for them serve nuts, fruits, young sprouts of trees and bushes. When crops ripen, parrots are fed on plantations and fields, causing to a harvest a considerable loss so farmers not delighted with the neighbourhood with this handsome.


Character and temperament

of macaw — one of species of parrots who are often supported in bondage. They are allocated with good memory, are sociable and easily study. It gives the grounds to many owners to consider that their pets have nearly human mind.

However to beginners is not recommended to get these birds. Nevertheless the sizes and a loud, sharp voice sometimes can make their neighbourhood intolerable. And if the bird is frightened or excited, she publishes loud squeal. Macau become especially noisy during reproduction, but, in principle, can shout every day — in the morning and in the afternoon.

Young red macaws are quickly tamed, however if you take an adult bird, probability is high that she will not get used to your society.

of Macau well distinguish people and do not love strangers, behave with them whimsically and at all do not obey. But in relation to the favourite owner the tame red macaw, despite a little explosive temperament, belongs tenderly. There are birds who prefer men, and women treat not affectional (or on the contrary).

the macaw adores communicating, and it needs to pay attention (2 — 3 hours a day at least). If it is boring for a bird, she shouts almost continuously.

Ara can occupy with
herself, your task — to offer intellectual games which parrots very much love. Also it can be distracted, having offered objects which can be opened as toys. The main thing that they were safe for the pet. It is possible to find toys for a large parrot in pet-shops.

of 1 — 2 time a day the red macaw has to have an opportunity to fly.

These birds not always warmly concern other animals or small children so do not leave a parrot with them alone.

Maintenance and leaving

Red macaws are large birds therefore they need to create suitable conditions. Remarkably, if there is an opportunity to lodge a bird in the separate room where it can safely fly, or build the spacious open-air cage. But if you keep a parrot in a cage, it has to be all-metal and welded. Rods have to be thick (at least 2 mm), horizontal, located at distance of 2 — 2.5 cm from each other. The cage has to be equipped with a sliding bottom. The bottom is covered with any material which well absorbs moisture.

Minimum size of a cage: 90х90х170 cm. Minimum size of the open-air cage: 2х3х8 m, shelters: 2х2х2 m. Inside place a wooden lodge in which your feathery friend will sleep (the size: 70х60х100 cm).

That the pet did not get out of an imprisonment illegally, choose a hinged lock for locking of a cage. Ara are clever and easily learn to open other bolts.

Daily you clean a drinking bowl and feeding troughs. Toys clean as required. The cage is weekly disinfected. The open-air cage is disinfected monthly.

clean the Bottom of a cage every day, an open-air cage bottom — twice a week.

Surely place thick branches of fruit trees in a cage: they contain useful minerals and vitamins.

Is remarkable if there is an opportunity to equip a reservoir: macaws adore bathing. If there is no such opportunity, periodically spray the pet from a spray.


Grain seeds make 60 — 70% of a daily diet.

macaws Love peanut and walnuts. Eat berries, vegetables and fruit (pears, apples, a mountain ash, bananas, raspberry, bilberry, peaches, persimmon, cherry, cucumbers, carrots) with appetite. A sweet citrus is crushed. The macaw will not refuse fresh Beijing cabbage or crackers, porridge, (hard-boiled) boiled egg or leaves of a dandelion. However all this is given in limited quantities.

Ara are quite conservative and can be suspicious of changes in a diet, however a variety is necessary.

of Adult red macaws feed 2 times a day.


If you want to part
red macaws, then settle out them to the certain open-air cage where they will constantly live. Open-air cage size: 1.6х1.9х3 m
the Floor wooden, fill up it with sand, upward put the turf.

Surely equip the open-air cage with a nested lodge (50х70х50 cm) or a 120-liter keg with the cut-through opening of 17х17 cm. Nested laying: sawdust and shaving.

indoors has to be not hot and not cold (about 20 degrees), maintain humidity at the level of 80%.

Regulate illumination so that 15 hours indoors were light, 9 hours — it is dark.

In a laying of red are, as a rule, 2 — 3 eggs. Baby birds are hatched out by about 4 weeks. And at the age of 3 months the operenny youth leaves a nest.

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