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One of the most colorful Macaw species. Scarlets are primarily a vivid red with bright yellow and blue edging on their wings and have long, beautiful red and sometimes blue tail feathers. Confident and friendly, Scarlets are usually eager to take on tasks such as learning tricks, and many even develop vocabularies of 5-10 words. Studies have concluded that Scarlet Macaws have the intelligence to distinguish colors and shapes. with the right trainer, some of these birds can even perform simple math problems.
These birds are extremely intelligent, but they need daily socialization and stimulation so that they stay tame. They can also get bored quite easily, so they should be provided with plenty of toys to play with. Handfed Scarlet Macaws can be very affectionate, but potential owners should keep in mind that they, like all Macaws, can be rather noisy at times.
Between 2 and 3 pounds in weight, and an average of 35 inches in length from the beak to the end of the tail feathers and a wingspan of about 3 feet.
Lifespan~ 60+ years