The Harlequin Macaw is a hybrid resulting from the mating of a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) and a Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera).
The harlequin macaw is a beautiful, popular hybrid parrot that makes an excellent pet for the right person. These birds thrive on socialization and a lot of interaction with other birds or people.
Size: A full-sized macaws and can reach a weight of 1.9-3.3 pounds (0.86-1.50 kg) and a length of 34 inches (86 cm).
There are no distinguishing features to differentiate males from females so DNA testing is the only reliable way to determine your bird’s gender.
Behavior and Temperament: These macaws love to bathe and you can get a shower perch and share the experience with your parrot. Misting them with a spray bottle is another option which they seem to enjoy. To keep your bird mentally stimulated it needs plenty of toys to keep it occupied. This includes chewing toys which it will destroy, but that are very important to its well-being. They are relatively hardy birds that can be prone to feather plucking if not kept mentally stimulated.
Lifespan: A Harlequin Macaw that is cared for properly can live more than 50 years.
Diet: Harlequin Macaws are not picky eaters and enjoy a wide variety of foods. Their base diet should consist of high-quality pellets, fruits, vegetables, seeds and spray millet which is a favorite treat.
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.