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Hyacinths are very affectionate birds by nature. They are easily trained and tend to bond strongly with their human caregivers. Hyacinths have been called the most friendly of the Macaws, and in general, they do seem to take more of an interest in humans than certain other species. If you have the time, finances, and space to devote to a Hyacinth Macaw, you may just find that these bright blue beauties are the birds of your dreams.
Hyacinth Macaws are a solid, deep shade of blue, with bright yellow patches around the eyes and beak. They have an enormous, striking black beak with yellow streaks on the bottom mandible, Their strong beaks are able to crack coconuts, large Brazil nut pods and macadamia nuts and are extremely powerful, making it important that they are taught, while young, to not mouth people. However, if this is done properly they can have excellent interactions with humans. The Macaws also need plenty of space for roaming and exercise; without this they may not remain healthy.
Also known as “gentle giants” Hyacinth Macaws do not typically bite or become aggressive. They are threatened in the wild, suffering from poaching for the pet trade and for their feathers.
The Hyacinth is the largest of the macaws and the largest flying parrot species. With a length (from the top of its head to the tip of its long pointed tail) of about 3.3 ft it is longer than any other species of parrot and a wingspan of almost 60 inches. Males tend to be much larger than females.
Hyacinth's eats a large amount of nuts which is their main diet in the wild and therefore should get more than your average parrot.
Lifespan~A Hyacinth in captivity can live beyond the age of 60 years depending on the quality of care it receives.