The Yellow Collared Mini Macaw can be a wonderful addition to any bird home. These little guys come from Central South America in and around Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. They are one of the few Macaws that have adapted to human presence in their lands. These pretty little birds can still be seen flying in huge flocks in the wild. They will live almost anywhere whether in the mountains, woodlands or valleys, they are thriving in the wild.
The Yellow Collared is one of the largest Mini Macaws and usually weights between 240-290 grams and will have a length from beak to tail of 15-17 inches. Their bodies are mostly green and have a multicolored tail of blue, green and red. Their face is unmistakably Macaw with the crown and frons being brownish black and the bare face white with feather tracks below the eyes. These little guys have orange eyes and yellow legs with four toes.The trademark yellow collar around their neck becomes more prominent as they age, getting brighter and wider.
The average life span is about fifty years in captivity. Both sexes look identical and have to be surgically sexed to know for sure. The average clutch is 2-4 eggs laid 2-3 days apart. The average incubation time is usually 24-28 days. Also, it is important to feed these beautiful birds plenty of Fruits and Vegetables along with a pelleted diet.
The Yellow Collared Mini Macaw can be a great pet, but it takes a lot of dedication and training to make them a part of your entire family. It is critical these guys be socialized when they are young and continue to be socialized throughout their life so they don’t become a one person bird. They are very playful and animated in their daily lives and activities. Their intelligence and curiosity require them to have multiple streams of stimulation.
They can become good talkers and should be encouraged to do so, it will help with noise levels. The most important simulation is human interaction and play but having plenty of chew toys and puzzles will help keep your bird happy and healthy. Many love to roam on natural wood stands during the day and are more content than in a cage. Your cage should be of ample size to have plenty of toys and room to explore. With these simple tips you and your bird will have many happy and healthy years together.