Yellow Collared Macaw

Yellow Collared Macaw or golden-collared macaw (Ara auricollis) have green bodies with striking yellow bands around the backs of their necks.

They have a bluish-black forehead, large white eye patches, and a maroon tail with a bright blue tint on their tips.

The beaks are mostly black, fading to a white point at the end of the upper mandible.

The origin of golden-collared macaw Central South America, including parts of Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina.

Yellow Collared Macaw size

golden collared macaw

The golden-collared macaw is considered a Mini Macaw and measures about 15 inches long from the beak to the end of the tail.

Yellow Collared Macaw lifespan

Captive golden-collared macaw, when properly cared for, can live in excess of 50 years.

yellow collared macaw as pets

Yellow Collared Macaws

Its have a reputation for being an intelligent and energetic small parrot.

They thrive off of their owners, and like other Macaws, they will seek that attention by any means necessary.

Many yellow macaws are escape artists, so steps must be taken to provide a safe and secure cage. Although some are one-person parrots, most yellow-headed macaws make unusual pets.

Yellow-Broken Macaws, like many other small parrot species, have a reputation for becoming a one-person bird if they are not well socialized when young. These birds form strong emotional bonds with their owners and crave attention and interaction.

They are not a good choice for those who do not have several hours each day to dedicate to some form of socialization.

While it has been noted that Yellow Collared Macaws are generally not as noisy as the larger parrot species, the birds are more than capable of being quite noisy when the mood strikes. Because of this, pets may not make the best for someone who lives in an apartment or condominium.

Many Macaws are gifted talkers and are able to say many words and phrases. Some owners have noted that the Yellow Collared Macaw is able to speak more clearly than the larger parrot species. Even then, no parakeet can be guaranteed to talk, and no bird should be purchased for its ability to speak alone.

Macaw food

golden-collared macaw

Although the range of the wild yellow macaw’s range is relatively small, it encompasses many different countries and provides birds with a large variety of native fruits and vegetables, nuts, and plants.

A pet Yellow Collared Macaw should be fed quite a varied diet. Offer these high-quality extruded pellet birds, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Supplement seeds and nuts to keep birds healthy and happy.

Macaw training

These little macaws live to play and should be allowed adequate time out of their cages each day to maintain their physical and mental health.

Make sure to get up to approximately 1 – 2 hours of playtime outside the cage each day to allow the bird to stretch and exercise the legs, beak, and wings. A sturdy play stands with a place to play and toys are a must for these little acrobats.


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