Red Fronted Macaws are one of the smallest “large” macaws. They are a great size and they are absolutely stunning as adults. Red fronts are hilarious personalities, they are charismatic, goofy, and very playful. Some Red Fronts can become very good talkers if you spend time working with them. Like all Macaws, Red Fronts do well in homes that offer time, patience, and confidence. The more training and socialization they receive, the better companion they will become. Ideally, the minimum cage size for this size bird is 40″x30″x75″ with a 1″bar spacing.
Affectionate, docile, inquisitive, and playful, these macaws have all the desirable traits you would want in a pet parrot. Paired with their excellent health and a lifespan of up to 50 years, these aspects make the Red-fronted macaw an excellent family pet. Make sure you don’t neglect their need for social interaction and play. Whether it is cuddling or goofing around the house, you will need to leave some time for your pet as well.
The red-fronted macaw is a bird native to the small semi-desert mountainous region of Bolivia. Their population declined as they were killed by farmers in the past for destroying their crops and for being poached extensively for pet trade.
Red-fronted macaws are lovely pets due to their playful and extrovert personality. Hand-raised macaws adapt quickly and are easy to handle. Socialization must start at an early age to avert fearful behavior. They have a tendency to become nippy as well as destructive. Mate aggression is uncommon among them but they get noisy during breeding.
A generously large cage is ideal for them with ample room to extend their wings and to fly between the perches. Cages must have durable wires, sturdy locks and escape proof latches since macaws are strong chewers and adept at picking locks.
The nest box can be both horizontal as well as vertically shaped keeping ample amount of space in it. Add plenty of chewing material in their dwelling.
Feeding: What do red-fronted macaws eat?
Red-fronted macaws require a sufficient amount of energy for good health. Their natural diet like the palm nut is rich in calories and oil. Feed them formulated food (pelleted or extruded) for proper nutrition. Fresh fruits and vegetables help in the physiological development of these birds.
It is important to bathe the macaws regularly to keep their skin and plumage healthy. Sprinkle them with a hose by putting their cage outside and then allow them to dry up in the sun later on.