Catalina Macaw

(Hybrid Ara ararauna x Ara macao)

This breed was formed by crossing a blue and gold macaw with a scarlet macaw. Catalina macaws are found mainly in captivity. You seldom find a naturally bred Catalina macaw in the wild. Catalina Macaws are among the most colorful of the Macaws. Most of these birds are primarily red or deep orange on their chests and bellies. Some have brilliant red-orange heads while others have a gorgeous blue-green crown. They tend to have green and blue feathers running down their backs and long tails. Many of them have gold feathers edging their wings and their tails.

Catalina macaws possess traits reminiscent of both scarlet macaws and blue and gold macaws. Scarlet macaws are known to be curious, feisty, and extremely active. In contrast, blue and gold macaws have a reputation for being more laid-back and gentle; they’re also great talkers. Many Catalina macaws can attain a vocabulary of around 15 words and phrases over their lifetime. They can get loud and scream when excited, agitated, bored, or just to let you know the sun is up.

In the wild, macaws eat a variety of seeds, plants, fruits, and nuts. Like any large parrot, feed a Catalina macaw a diet that includes a high-quality seed and pellet mix, along with fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables.

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