Red Fronted Macaws
Matures:2 - 4 yrs
This medium-sized macaw is bright green in colour with an orange-red forehead and crown, and a small patch of red behind the eye. The shoulders and thighs are also orange, the primary feathers of the wing are blue and the tail is olive-green tipped with blue.
Males and females are similar in appearance, and juveniles lack the orange-red colouration seen in adults. The voice of this parrot is fairly musical. High pitched growls and harsher squeaks are also produced.
Newer to Aviculture, it is also called the Red Cheeked Macaw A bit rare in the wild and in the pet trade, though they are becoming more popular as companions. Smallest of the large macaws, and very hardy. Known for their playful and clownish behavior, they are prone to exploration and may even dig in the dirt. The Red Fronted are also known as good mimics. Docile, affectionate, intelligent, and inquisitive, but with a mischievous streak. Can be quite vocal and loud.
DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.