Severe macaws are a wonderful creation of nature, commonly seen throughout the south Panama and Amazonian Brazil region. This small sized bird with a typical macaw personality is for you if you are ready to be a full-time bird owner.
|Scientific Name||Ara severus|
|Other name||Chestnut-fronted macaw|
|Size||18-19 inches(46-48 cm)|
|Color||Shimmery green body, chestnut brown patches on forehead, above and under the black beak, white with black striped feathers around the eye, blue and red patches in wing feathers|
|Distribution||Central Bolivia, Northern region of South America|
|Habitat||Woodland, Savannah, and forest|
|Incubation period||27-28 days|
|Diet||Fruits and vegetables|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
This agile and outgoing bird is a nice choice to own for bird enthusiasts. With its entertainment quotient and friendly demeanor, this bird is an absolute darling.
Provide a steel cage of 4X4X8ft with some perches so that your macaw can fully spread its wings and move easily. It also requires some chewable toys for mental stimulation and enrichment. If possible, arrange an outside cage for its refreshment.
A wooden nest box sizing 12X12X24inches should be arranged.
For your severe macaw, ensure a moderate temperature.
A hand raised severe macaw is an endearing bird, always having an affinity towards interacting with its owner. A well-trained macaw can accompany you by sitting on your shoulder while you do the household chores. Although they are screamers, some of them are actually capable of fluent talking. If not given adequate attention, these macaws can be nippy and destructive.
Formulated diet, vegetables, and fruits are very important for your macaw. Once in a while, treat your pet with seeds or almonds.
Cleanliness of your pet and its cage is the basic thing you should be observant about. Bathe it by sprinkling water and then let it dry well. Make your pet socialize with as many new people as possible to curb its tendency of becoming a one person bird. Always, keep it under your watch while it is out of the cage, as this inquisitive bird might ingest some toxic elements.
- Feather picking
- Proventricular Dilatation Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Constricted toe syndrome
- Viral, bacterial and fungal infection
- Beak malformations
Checking up by a vet and a healthy diet can keep all such ailments at bay.
It costs $699-$899 depending if it is hand-weaned or not.
- It has got its name ‘severe’ because of its aggressive behavior observed rarely.
- It happens to be the largest of entire mini macaw family.
Video: Severe macaw talking