Hahn’s Macaws have recently become very popular as companion birds. Just taking one look at a Hahn’s Macaw, and you will see why. Hahn’s Macaws are adorable companion birds. Hahn’s Macaws are also known as Red-Shouldered Macaw.
Hahn’s Macaws are the smallest of all Macaws measuring from beak to tail 12 to 14 inches, which is slightly larger than a Cockatiel. They are primarily green with dark greenish and blue feathers on their foreheads. They have a spot of bright red on the undersides of their wings. They also have black feet and a black beak.
Out of the Mini Macaws, these little guys are about as easygoing as it gets. They’re very social and intelligent that respond quickly to training, and form close bonds with their owners. They are great at learning many tricks and behaviors. A Hahn’s Macaw can be good talkers with practice while they do exhibit most large Macaw behaviors but in a smaller size. They’re great for the person wanting a Macaw as a companion bird, but doesn’t have space or is nervous about having a large Macaw.
Hahn’s Macaws live up to 35 years, but some are living up to 50 years due to better care available for companion birds today. Thought and consideration should go into the purchasing of a companion bird because these are lifetime companions.
Feeding & Care
Do not feed birds fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, onions, apple seeds, uncooked beans, uncooked rice, alcohol, or caffeine as these can cause serious medical problems, and kill them.
A Hahn’s diet should consist of 70% pellets, 30% fresh fruit & veggies.
Just because Hahn’s Macaws are small in size doesn’t mean they aren’t as active or need as much attention and bonding as full-size Macaws. They need just as much stimulation and attention as full-size Macaws. Hahn’s Macaws require a minimum of 4 hours outside of their cage, while a large Macaw requires 6 hours, with direct and indirect interaction daily.
They need a variety of differently sized perches to help exercise and stretch their feet.