Bolivian Scarlet - the big Scarlets with wide Yellow Band!!! Birds require VIP Services (Very Important Parrot, that is). Call us for more details on our First Class Cabins! 1-877-755-BIRD
Physical Description: Scarlet Macaws are probably the most eye-catching Macaw in the pet trade today. They are brilliantly red with splashes of gold, green, and blue on their wings. It’s almost as if they walked right through a rainbow! They have the typical pale, fleshy faces of all Macaws, but even the feathers on their cheeks are bright red! Unlike other Macaws, Scarlets have horn-colored beaks rather than the usual black.
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: South America (Specifically extreme eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru and Brazil)
Trainability: As with most of the large Macaws, Scarlets are not for everyone. They are mischievous and playful, and can become quite destructive if bored. They tend to “pinch bite,” so experienced bird owners do best with them; Scarlet macaws are not a great first bird. 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.” Scarlet Macaws have been known to be “one-person birds” – bonding very strongly with their primary care taker or other favorite person. If you’re searching for a family bird, we would suggest another species. We have also found that Scarlet Macaws do best when paired with an owner of the opposite sex. So, if you’re a male, you would want to find a DNA sexed female Macaw. Similarly, if you’re female, it would be ideal to find a DNA sexed male Macaw. Otherwise, you may find yourself caught in a battle for dominance with your Macaw later on in life. Scarlet Macaws learn quickly and are easy to train with a little effort. They can easily develop a good vocabulary, knowing a few key words and phrases to get what they want. Scarlet 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 Scarlet to play outside safely.
Loudness: Like all Macaws, the Scarlet Macaw can be pretty vocal at sunrise and sunset. 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: Scarlet Macaws can be more expensive than other Macaws. Feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 for pricing and availability.
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.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.
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