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Eye-catching and charmingly easy-going, Severe Macaws have exploded in popularity as pets in recent years. The largest of the Mini Macaws, these birds pack a lot of personality into a smaller, easier to care for package.
The Severe Macaw reaches an average of about 18 inches in length from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers. Friendly and comical, the Severe Macaw's large personality makes it a favorite with bird lovers. With adequate socialization, Severe Macaws bond quickly with their owners, responding well to training and boasting impressive speech abilities. Because these birds need a lot of mental stimulation, potential owners should make sure that they have plenty of free time to spend with their new pet.
Severe Macaws are mostly a shimmery green with dark, chestnut patches on their foreheads and under their beaks. The crown of their head boasts a patch of iridescent blue feathers, and they bear distinctive red patches on the edges of their wings. The tail feathers are blue with red undersides, and they exhibit the classic bare macaw facial patch with fine, dark feather lines circling the eyes.
Lifespan 30+ years, some living even longer.