The Illiger’s Macaw is a small macaw with bright green plumage. Its crown is blue and there are greenish blues on the head, nape, and cheeks. The naked facial area is a pale yellow with fine feather lines. There is a red patch on the forehead, lower back, and mid-belly.
Illiger’s Macaws are lovable, friendly, and intelligent. They will affectionately greet you with a crow-like call when anticipating interaction with you.
Our babies are kept with their parents until 3 weeks old. Then they are pulled from the nest and hand-fed in a loving home environment. They are given lots of attention and are well socialized. At 15-16 weeks depending on the individual bird, they will be fully weaned to a ZuPreem pellet diet with vegetable fruits, and nuts, never a seed diet.
Beautiful, playful, and charming, the Illiger’s macaw has grown in popularity as a pet. Also called the blue-winged macaw, this may be a small parrot, but they do require an owner who has plenty of time to spend with them. As extremely social birds, they want to be part of the family and will take well to training.
Most people choose a mini macaw species because they think they can’t handle a larger bird. While the Illiger’s macaw might be considered a mini, they act just like the big guys.