Origin and History
These Macaw types are common around Central America and South America around dry forests and on trees near the water and foothills. The Military Macaw is a very Intelligent bird and can learn to speak and perform tricks.
When they are well tamed and trained, the Military macaw can be friendly, and fun to own as a pet. However, Military can get very noisy and destructive if they are not well taken care of. To enjoy the Military, spend about 3 to 5 hours with them daily.
Military macaws are green in color with bright lime green on the head and a darker and olive green body. They have bold black beaks for cracking nuts and dark gray legs and feet.
Owning a Military Macaw doesn’t come cheap. The maintenance is not low. Due to their large size, they require a sizeable cage, play toys, and good social interaction.
Common Health Issues
A Military Macaw that is given good interaction and attention from its keeper can become quite tame and friendly. Like all Macaws, the Military Macaw is quite inquisitive and intelligent. They are considered to be fair talkers and are excellent at learning tricks. They are a superb choice for a show bird. Military Macaws is not a pet to purchase and ignore; they need interaction and mental stimulation. Lack of care makes the macaw very unhappy and destructive. Military Macaws are prone to a viral infections like;
-Wasting syndrome and overgrown beaks
-Self-mutilation by feather plucking.
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COMMON NAME: Military macaw, Mexican military macaw and can sometimes called Bolivian military macaw.
ADULT SIZE: Some macaw parrot species like military macaws and hyacinth macaws can range from about 20 to 24 inches and weighs upto 2 pound when fully grown.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ara militaris
LIFE EXPECTANCY: They can live for 30 to 50 years.
There are three recognized subspecies of Military Macaws. All three of these have only slight differences in appearance, they vary primarily in the regions from where they originate. The nominate species Ara m. militaris, is found in Northwest Venezuela, Colombia, Eastern Ecuador, and Northern Peru, and is the most commonly available. The other two species are the Bolivian Military Macaw Ara m. Bolivian which is found in Bolivia and Northern Argentina, and the Mexican Military Macaw Ara m. Mexicana which is from Mexico. These two are quite sparse in captivity. It is said these two comprise only about 5% or so of the Military Macaws found in the pet trade.
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