Chestnut-Fronted Macaw


Species Overview
COMMON NAMES: Severe macaw, chestnut-fronted macaw, Brazilian green macaw

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ara severa severa

ADULT SIZE: 15 to 20 inches, weighing just under 1 pound

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Can be expected to live for up to 30 years, some even longer


Origin and History

The extreme macaw is local to southern Central America and northern South America. It’s especially notable in Panama and Bolivia. There are additionally populaces in Brazil, where the bird is normally known as the Brazilian green macaw. This species has been acquainted with Florida too. It gets the name “serious” for its forceful phase of advancement at pre-adulthood.

In the wild, the serious macaw appreciates woods and environments of numerous sorts insofar as trees are accessible. They for the most part lean toward regions that are dependent upon waterway flooding. It very well may be trying to see them since they appreciate perching in holes high up in the trees.

Ranch fields offer a lot of nourishment for these birds. It’s normal to discover huge, extremely boisterous herds searching the fields promptly in the first part of the day. These birds can be an irritation for ranchers.

Extreme macaws regularly assemble at dirt licks with an assortment of different birds. These earth slopes ordinarily brought about by disintegration along riverbanks are famous spots for some parrots. It’s idea that the mud supplements their eating regimen, ensuring against poisons in their food and giving fundamental minerals.1


Not reproduced in imprisonment as long as different parrots, serious macaws have not been completely trained. They keep on displaying a considerable lot of their impulses like jumping and shrieking. Be that as it may, when associated as a youthful bird, they can become ideal pets.

Agreeable and hilarious, the serious macaw’s amazing character makes it a top choice among bird sweethearts. With satisfactory socialization, serious macaws bond rapidly with their proprietors, reacting admirably to preparing, learning stunts, and flaunting amazing discourse capacities.

Serious macaws are additionally inquisitive. They love riddles and games and can become fascinated by sparkly things. Keep your adornments far off; it might get unexpectedly harmed.

One of a kind trademark that appears to be awkward with this agreeable species is that they by and large don’t care for a ton of contacting. Frequently, they’re more substance to be close to their proprietor or on their shoulder, however by and large, this parrot doesn’t care for snuggling or petting.

In the same way as other parrots, serious macaws go through a feigning stage as they arrive at development. This stage can keep going for about fourteen days or as long as two years. In the event that you anticipate getting a youthful macaw, you should be patient and authorize its preparation during likely times of lurching, nipping, gnawing, murmuring, and general protection from connection. Consequently, pre-juvenile macaws may not be reasonable for families with small kids.

Discourse and Vocalizations

Extreme macaws are one of the most incredible talking parrots. A considerable lot of these birds can talk with astounding clearness, and their sharp voice is very amusing to pay attention to. They can likewise foster a broad jargon.

Their vocalizations can be fun and impressive to show for visitors, however this bird can turn out to be a lot for certain proprietors and their neighbors. It is an extremely noisy bird for its size, and is known to call out toward the beginning of the day, noontime, and dusk. It is ideal to disregard undesirable shouts as opposed to admonish the bird. They’re shrewd birds, and they will ultimately gain directly from wrong.

Extreme Macaw Colors and Markings

Extreme macaws are generally a shimmery green with dull, chestnut-hued patches on their temples and under their noses. The crown of their head has a fix of glowing blue plumes, and they bear unmistakable red patches on the edges of their wings. The tail feathers are blue with red undersides, which shine when they’re in flight.

This species displays the exemplary exposed macaw facial fix. This bird additionally has fine, dull quill lines surrounding the eyes, which is special among macaws.

The bird’s mouth and feet are dark, and the iris of their eyes is a delightful yellow-gold. It’s a monomorphic bird, implying that the guys and females are indistinguishable. To decide the sex, your bird would require hereditary testing or a careful sexing technique.

Really focusing on a Severe Macaw

While extreme macaws are known to be exceptionally friendly, all parrots require a specific measure of preparing to guarantee that the bird stays tame. Ensure that you no less than two hours to go through with your pet every day.

Without socialization and sufficient mental incitement, serious macaws can develop exhausted and discouraged, which can prompt dangerous conduct and stress-related illness.2

Serious macaws can be fun pets, however they require time and concentrated consideration that not every person can give. They flourish with family time since it recreates the sensation of a herd, and, in contrast to some different parrots, they don’t will in general turn out to be completely one-individual birds.

One more thought before you focus on this bird is the expense of proprietorship. Notwithstanding the underlying design for the bird, ponder the avian veterinarian charges, top notch feed, and the adornment costs for an enclosure, play stand, and toys.

In any event, for a more modest macaw, this bird needs an enclosure estimated for an enormous macaw that is somewhere around 5-feet tall and 3-feet wide and 2-feet in length. These birds need space to loosen up their wings completely and adequate space to move about the enclosure without block.

Normal Health Problems

Extreme macaws are a tough types of macaw. They don’t get sick oftentimes. In any case, if they somehow happened to be presented to other sick birds, they are powerless to proventricular widening infection (macaw squandering disease)3 and psittacosis (chlamydiosis or parrot fever).

The way in to a sound bird is an even eating routine, an ordinary exercise routine, sterile lodging conditions, continuous rest around evening time, and day by day socialization with its human run.

On the off chance that the bird feels disregarded or overlooked, it might turn to undesirable practices like plume culling or boisterous screeching.4

Diet and Nutrition

In the wild, their eating routine comprises of seeds, nuts, organic products, green verdant matter, and blossoms. Feed your extreme macaw a shifted diet comprising of excellent seed and pellet blend and every day contributions of new bird-safe foods grown from the ground.

Every macaw, contingent upon its size, will eat around 1/2 to 3/4 cup of parrot blend and around 1/2 to 3/4 cup of products of the soil each day. You can take care of it once toward the beginning of the day after waking and at sunset before it rests.

Organic products that are great to take care of to macaws incorporate apples, pears, plums, cherries, grapes, oranges, bananas, mangos, papayas, and berries. Solid vegetables incorporate carrots, yams, cucumbers, zucchini, and mixed greens. Never feed avocado, chocolate, or rhubarb; these food varieties are poisonous to birds.5 As a treat, offer nuts like macadamias, pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.


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