Military macaws make excellent pets, they are a very social bird with a bit of a temper now and then, but hand-reared military macaws can become an integral part of your family.
They will be hand-fed when they are babies, to help form a strong bond with their owners. These are curious birds, and they enjoy playing and interacting with their human “flock.”
If you are interested in owning a military macaw, make sure that you have plenty of free time to spend with your new bird. You will also need the space to accommodate this large, beautiful parrot.
Green in color, feathers of the head are red while the beak is black, blue tail and wing feathers.
Lifespan – 20 to 70 years
Behavior & Personality
They are a very social bird, even in the wild they live in pairs and flocks of up to 20 individuals. A pet Mexican military macaw retains this trait and can be an amiable bird, with occasional temperamental swings.
It is also an intelligent bird and will require constant enrichment and attention. Otherwise, health issues stemming from boredom will creep in.
It likes to bond individually with one individual, but training and socializing from a young age can get it to accept other people too. If not, they are prone to biting people they are not fond of, but taking a cue from their body language can ward off potential danger.
Provide your Bolivian military macaw with a diet consisting of sprouted or soaked sunflower seeds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, and pine nuts. Veggies and fruits like banana, corn on the cob, apples, and oranges can also be provided. Cheese cubes and wholemeal bread can be given to the bird occasionally.
Under no circumstances should you give the bird avocado and chocolate, as they can turn out to be fatally toxic for them.