Camelot Macaw

Camelot macaws are second generation hybrid macaws, bred by crossing a scarlet macaw with a Catalina macaw, the latter itself being a hybrid between a scarlet and a blue and gold macaw. They have a reputation for being volatile with their personality and are bred mostly for the striking colors than their disposition.

Camelot Macaw

Quick Information

Color Orange, green, and blue
Size 33.5-34 in (85-86 cm)
Weight Around 2 lbs
Breeding age Between 4-8 years
Clutch size 2-3 days
Incubation period 26-28 days
Fledging More than 16 weeks
Lifespan 50+ years
Temperament as pets Unpredictable
Maintenance requirement High
Noise level High
Talking ability Good

Camelot Macaw Bird

Camelot Macaw Pictures

As pets

Housing

Get a spacious cage for your pet Camelot, unless you intend to keep it out of the cage for long periods. If you have space, you can opt for an outdoor aviary with dimensions of 24x9x6 feet. Provide plenty of wood for them to chew and toys to play with.

Temperature

Like most members of the parrot family, these hybrids are comfortable between temperatures ranging from 40° to 90° Fahrenheit.

Temperament

The Camelot macaw is bred for its colors than its personality. These birds have a tendency to be unpredictable and even change temperamental traits as they age. A sweet and social bird as a baby can turn into a cranky and ill-mannered one. To get the best bet when getting a Camelot macaw, get it when it is around 8-10 years of age. That way its personality will be easy to gauge. A well-rounded Camelot can be an affectionate, inquisitive and social pet to have.

Camelot Macaw Feathers

Baby Camelot Macaw

Feeding

You can feed you Camelot a diet of fruits, seeds, nuts and commercial pellets. In addition to these, any nutritional food that is good for you, you can offer your parrot. Keep them away from chocolate and avocado, as both of those are toxic for all parrots.

Care

Clean out the cage every other week, and replace the food and water dishes every day with fresh ones. Do a complete disinfecting of the cage at least once a year. Clip the feathers to that the bird does not escape through an open window. Trim the nails and beak periodically to escape its wrath, and also to ensure that they don’t become overgrown.

Health problems

Like other macaws, Camelot macaws tend to suffer from proventricular dilation disease, kidney disease, infections, beak malformations, psittacosis, papillomas, and other diseases, most of which can be kept at bay by regularly taking the bird to a veterinarian.

Camelot Macaw Images

Camelot Macaw Parrot

Price

The Camelot macaw comes with a hefty price tag of around $2,500.

Interesting facts

  • The Camelot macaw gets most of its color from the scarlet macaw, which is most dominant in its parentage.
  • There are also yellow dominant variations of the Camelot macaw.

Camelot Macaw Video

References:

  1. http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/macaws/MacawProfile.htm
  2. https://www.beautyofbirds.com/hybridmacaws.html
  3. http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/macaws/camelot.php
  4. http://www.many-feathers.com/Camelot-Macaw.htm
  5. http://www.cydoniamall.com/pets/772/bird/Macaw%20-%20Camelot.html
  6. https://www.beautyofbirds.com/macawdiseases.html
  7. https://danielwalthers.com/hycaw_desc.html

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