Red Fronted Macaw



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<strong>Physical Description:</strong><br/>Red-fronted Macaws are rare in the wild, and it was not until recently that they began to gain in popularity in the pet trade. They are a medium-sized Macaw: larger than a Severe, but smaller than a Military or Blue and Gold. They are mostly green but have red feathers peeking out here and there. Their foreheads are red, their cheeks are red (which makes them look as if they are always blushing), their legs are red, and their shoulders are red. Their flight feathers and the feathers under their tails are blue. Their faces have a pinkish red color to them, which adds to the illusion that they are always blushing. These Macaws truly have an endearing look to them.

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<strong>Average Lifespan:</strong> 40 – 60 years


<strong>Sexing:</strong> Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic and you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them.


<strong>Origin: </strong> These birds are native to the semi-arid area of Bolivia, which is extremely odd for Macaws. The natural vegetation there consists mainly of cacti and thorny trees and scrub, rather than the lush, tropical jungle areas that most parrots hail from.

<strong>Trainability:</strong> As with most of the large Macaws, Red-fronted 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.” Red-fronted 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. Red-fronted 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 Red-fronted to play outside safely. Generally, we find Red-fronted Macaws to be friendly, but somewhat shy. They are not as rambunctious as some of the other Macaws, and enjoy spending quiet time with you just as much as they enjoy playing.

<strong>Loudness:</strong> Like all Macaws, the Red-fronted 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.

<strong>Pricing:</strong> Red-fronted Macaws can be somewhat pricy, depending on your budget. Feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 for pricing and availability.

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<strong>Health Guarantee of Our Birds</strong><br/>
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.<br/><br/>

<strong>Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days</strong><br/>
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.<br/><br/>

<strong>Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds</strong><br/>
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.