Hahn’s macaws are the smallest and the most popular among the miniature macaws. These compact and playful parrots make excellent pets that form solid bonds with their owners. Capable of learning many tricks and behaviors, they can become good talkers with practice. This species is an excellent option for a bird lover who wants a macaw but does not have enough space for one of the big guys.
The entertaining and comical characteristics of the Hahn’s macaw parrot, complemented by its small size, which entails easy maintenance, have made this bird quite a popular pet. They are quite loud, though, so they might not be the best choice for adoption if you’re living in an apartment with neighbor’s next door.
They like to chew, so an adequate number of wooden chewable toys and branches must be provided to keep boredom at bay and enhance enrichment.
A sizeable cage with dimensions of at least 2.5’x3′ should be provided for the bird to live in. They do, however, like to outside of the cage for at least 2-3 hours a day, interacting with the owner. If your budget permits, then it might be a good idea to go for a playpen, play gym, or a sturdy parrot perch.
Temperament & Behavior
The Hahn’s macaw has on it one of the best temperaments that you can hope or, even by macaw standards. It is very social and ideal as a pet for a family. Their intelligence for and inquisitiveness to learn is something to behold. They like to be handled by their owners, but may sometimes develop bonds with one member of the family and get irritated to the point of being nippy at the sight of another, but this is rare. To avoid this, make sure your bird is well-socialized with plenty of people.
Your mood, at most times, will be mirrored by your bird. Your happiness will make the bird’s mood happier, and vice versa.
Your bird will learn to speak and do tricks rather well as long as it is trained as such from a relatively young age.
A diet of high-quality seed and pellet mix should be given to your bird on a regular basis. Fresh fruits and vegetables must be given daily.
Your Hahn’s macaw must regularly be bathed to keep the brightness of the plumage at an optimal and maintain feather health. You may use a bird mist or a shower sprayer for this purpose, and the water should be lukewarm. Wings should be cut just enough so that that bird can glide onto the floor. Beaks also need to be trimmed if they become deformed or overgrown.
Various types of perches may be available at pet stores which will help in keeping the nails trimmed.