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.
|Also known as|
|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|
|Temperament as pets||Unpredictable|
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.
Like most members of the parrot family, these hybrids are comfortable between temperatures ranging from 40° to 90° Fahrenheit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Camelot macaw comes with a hefty price tag of around $2,500.
- 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