The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest species of parrot in the world. They are absolutely breathtaking animals with their outstanding size and vibrant colors. Their entire body is a violet color. To some people they appear blue, to others they look purple. They seem to change color depending on the lighting as well. They have neon yellow skin around their eyes and mouth, which really stands out against their dark feathers and black beak. Average Lifespan: 40 – 60 years
Sexing: Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic and you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them.
Origin: Southern Brazil, Westernmost Bolivia and Santa Cruz
Trainability: As with most of the large Macaws, Hyacinth Macaws are not for everyone. They are mischievous and playful, and can become quite destructive if bored. We recommend purchasing a weaned, handfed baby. Birds naturally fledge from the nest and their mothers, so hand-feeding a baby you intend to keep for life is not the best idea. It will only cause more aggression later when the bird becomes confused and frustrated that it cannot leave the “nest.” Hyacinth Macaws learn quickly and are easy to train with a little effort. They can learn a few words and phrases but don’t speak very clearly. Hyacinth Macaws enjoy showers and will often bathe with their owners. Many enjoy being outdoors as well, so it is good to find a way to allow your Hyacinth to play outside safely. Generally, we find Hyacinth Macaws to be friendly, outgoing birds. They are less apt to bite than other Macaws, which is surprising to most people because their large beaks are so intimidating. They are known as “the Gentle Giants” in the bird world, and typically just want to play and have fun. Hyacinths are, in a word, AWESOME!
Loudness: Like all Macaws, the Hyacinth Macaw can be quite vocal. Because of this, we don’t recommend them (or any of the large Macaws) for apartment living. If you feel that a quieter, smaller bird is more appropriate for you, there are still many species to choose from.
Pricing: Hyacinth Macaws are expensive birds, and are not right for everyone. However, if you’re interested in viewing or purchasing one of our baby Hyacinth Macaws, feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 for pricing and availability.
Minimum cage requirement: 32″ x 48″ x 70″ with 1″ – 1 1/4″ bar spacing, 5mm minimum bar thickness, and stainless steel cages are recommended. Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird’s environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.