The Red-Shouldered Macaws are considered mini-Macaws. There are three subspecies of this Macaw: the Hahn’s Macaw, the Noble Macaw, and the Long-Winged Macaw. The Hahn’s Macaw is the smallest of the Red-Shouldered Macaws reaching only about 12 inches in length. The Noble Macaw is a bit larger at about 13 inches, and the Long-Winged Macaw is the largest at about 14 inches in length. The Hahn’s Macaw has a mostly blackish beak, while the Noble and Long-Winged Macaws have horn-colored beaks.
The mini-Macaws have shorter lifespans than the larger Macaws. On average, they live 20-25 years, as opposed to the 60-80 year lifespan of the larger Macaws. The Hahn’s Macaw is generally not loud and is suitable for apartment living.
A hand-raised Hahn’s Macaw is an ideal bird for a beginner. They have an amiable and social nature and are easy to handle. Hahn’s Macaws make great pets for families of any size. If you are looking for the personality of a large Macaw in a smaller package, the Hahn’s Macaw might be the right bird for you.