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Severe Macaw


These birds should be given puzzles, games, toys, and interacted with on a daily basis to ensure they do not become bored.The Severe Macaw makes a wonderful pet for if you want the macaw personality, but in a smaller size.



Severe Macaws look very similar to their cousins the Red-Shouldered Macaws. These moderately sized parrots are a little larger than a Sun Conure and larger than the rest of the mini macaw species.

They are predominantly green with patches of red and blue on the underside of the wings. Their chest feathers are tipped with a bit of chestnut brown, which is where their alternate common name is derived from. They have bare facial patches with fine black lines running across it.

There is also a bit of brown down the sides of their cheeks and under the chin. A band of brown also goes across their forehead.

Our baby macaw can accompany you by sitting on your shoulder while you do the household chores. Although they are screamers,

They are actually capable of fluent talking. If not given adequate attention, these macaws can be nippy and destructive.

Severe Macaw

18 inches
up to 80 years
Bird Species:
Vocal, Talkative, Mimics, Noisy
Social, Fun, Energetic, Affectionate, Silly
Comparable Breeds:
African Grey Parrot, Hyacinth Macaw
Severe Macaw General InfoWe all know that macaws are, without a doubt, some of the funniest, cuddliest and affectionate pets out there – the true entertainers of the parrot world. That’s what makes these parrots loved and sought after worldwide, and the Severe macaw is undoubtedly a fitting representative of the family. Silly and fun, this loving and energetic parrot is always friendly and in the center of attention. The long lifespan also makes them a wonderful companion for a lifetime.

The Severe Macaw is one of the best parrots in their family. A variety of lovely traits makes them a popular and cherished pet.

Native Region/Natural Habitat


Like almost all other macaws, the Severe Macaw too can be found in a large area in northern South America. This territory includes countries like Brazil, Panama, and Bolivia. Unlike some other macaws, they haven’t been affected by poaching or loss of habitat, and they have steady populations in the wild. These parrots love to nest in holes they find in the trees and enjoy their habitat of tropical, Amazonian forests.

Overall DescriptionSevere macaws are a part of the so-called “mini macaw” family, but they are still pretty big birds. The adults reach an average length of 18 inches (40 centimeters), and they share almost all other traits with their close cousins. You could say that this size is the perfect middle ground – they are not too large as the big macaws, but not too small either. In any case, a lot of room is still mandatory to ensure a happy parrot.

Speech and SoundsMacaws can be loud sometimes. Their loud, tropical caws and calls are a part of their nature, but they are not often heard. What they like the best is talking.

Severe macaws can build a small vocabulary of words they hear most often. They love to repeat these in a silly, loud voice that is bound to get a smile on every face.

Mimicking everyday sounds is also one of their favorite tricks to learn. Their talking abilities never fail to cheer a crowd up and put these parrots in the spotlight.

Personality & Behavior

These parrots can be quite clowns. They have a fun, energetic, and silly character, but in a cuddly way.

They are explorers and love to play with toys and general items so keep an eye out. But in general, they’re not mischievous birds.

You will soon see their affectionate and loving side and you will realize that this little macaw is more than a parrot. It is a part of your family.

Additional information


Paired, Single


Adult, Chicks


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