They are the smallest of all the Macaws, making them an excellent choice for space-conscious homes. These birds are between 12 and 14 inches long and are smaller than some of the larger Conure species. They are easily mistaken for blue-crowned Conures as they are so similar in size and appearance. Predominately an emerald green Macaw with a dark blue forehead and bright red shoulders these jewels are very elegant. They have the bare white flesh on the face – a distinguishing feature of Macaws, which really sets off their dark beak.
Average Lifespan: 30 – 40 years
Sexing: Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic (you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them).
Origin: Venezuela and Brazil
Trainability: When hand-raised, these birds make wonderful pets. Their owners will be captivated by their antics. (Wasabi, Laura’s bird, rules her household and takes no back seat to her two Cockatoos, despite her small size). Good talkers, and extremely animated, Hahn’s Macaws are very intelligent and quick to learn words and tricks. They are very active, always looking for the next thing to climb or chew.
Loudness: Like all Macaws, the Hahns Macaw can be a bit vocal. However, they do not have the loud squawk that larger Macaws are famous for. They would make a decent apartment bird if you are not too sensitive to noise (or have nosey neighbors who are). But if noise is an issue, perhaps another parrot species would be more appropriate for your home. Minimum cage requirement: 18″ x 18″ x 44″ with 1/2″-3/4″ bar spacing.