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Severe (Chestnut-Fronted) Macaw for sale

Hand Fed, Do Not Bite
Specie : Severe (Chestnut-Fronted) Macaw for sale
​Age : 0 to 13 Months old available
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

Severe (Chestnut-Fronted) Macaw for sale

Overview

The Severe (Chestnut-Fronted) Macaw for sale is a stunning, medium-sized parrot native to South America. They are highly intelligent and social birds that can make engaging pets.

Physical Appearance

Size and Weight

  • Length: Around 20 inches
  • Weight: 400-500 grams

Severes are medium-sized macaws. They are smaller than some of the larger macaw species like Hyacinths.

Severe (Chestnut-Fronted) Macaw for sale Coloration

  • Predominantly green wings and back
  • Bright red forehead and crown
  • Soft beige cheeks
  • Chestnut brown belly and undertail coverts

Their vibrant mix of green, red, and brown makes their appearance striking. The red forehead is a distinctive feature.

Distinctive Markings

  • Large black beak
  • Long tapered tail feathers
  • Bare facial patches with black feather rings

Notable features include the powerful black beak, elegant tail, and facial patches that are characteristic of macaws.

Native Habitat and Range

Natural Habitat

Severes inhabit tropical forests and woodlands, often near water sources like streams and rivers. They nest in tree cavities.

Geographic Range

Native to southeastern Colombia, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and western Brazil. Limited to South America.

Diet and Feeding

Wild Diet

  • Nuts, seeds, fruits
  • Berries, some insect larvae
  • Forages in flocks for food

Severes are primarily herbivores, using their strong beaks to crack hard nuts and seeds.

Captive Diet

  • Commercial pellets
  • Chopped fruits/vegetables
  • Some nuts/seeds for foraging
  • Cuttlebone for calcium

A varied diet is ideal. Pellets form nutritional base supplemented with healthy human foods.

Feeding Behavior

  • Forages for food in the wild
  • Uses powerful beak to access seeds in pods/nuts
  • Messy eaters, often dropping food

They are active foragers and use their beak strength to crack open hard foods. Can be messy eaters.

Behavior and Communication

Social Structure

  • Lives in small flocks up to 30 birds
  • Forms monogamous breeding pairs
  • Grooms, plays together in groups

Highly social both in flocks and bonded pairs. Engage in flock activities like preening.

Vocalizations

  • Loud squawks and screeches
  • Distinct calls for flock communication
  • Mimic human speech well

Vocalize to maintain contact and cohesion in flocks. Excellent potential for speech.

Intelligence

  • Highly intelligent, inquisitive
  • Needs mental stimulation
  • Can learn tricks and training

Very smart birds that thrive when kept engaged mentally through toys, training, etc.

Breeding and Lifespan

Mating and Nesting

  • Form monogamous bonds
  • Nest in tree cavities
  • Female incubates 2-4 eggs for 24-28 days

Breeding pairs remain partnered long-term. Both parents involved in raising young.

Life Expectancy

  • 30 to 40 years with proper care
  • Long commitment required for ownership

Can be very long lived parrots. Require long-term commitment as pet

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