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Hahns Macaw


The Hahns Macaw is more easily trained than the larger macaws, and is more often recommended as a house pet than the other macaws. These birds are playful, active, talking and make great pets. Though some individuals are reported to be noisy, most will vocalise once or twice a day like most parrots, generally they are not considered very noisy are a great alternative to the noisy large macaws for this reason.

A Hahn’s macaw’s personality is much like that of its larger macaw cousins — bold, fun, active — but in a more manageable size, which makes this parrot a popular companion. These compact and playful parrots make excellent pets who form good bonds with their owners.

These birds are capable of learning many tricks and behaviours and can become good talkers with practice. They do exhibit many typical macaw behaviours. Yet, they are a good  choice for the bird lover who wants a macaw but isn't quite ready to take on one of the big guys. A Hahns Macaw is like a child that needs to be pampered with to give fantastic results. They are not much of screamers unless they are isolated from their flock/family. Hahns Macaws quickly form attachments to their handlers and will amuse them for hours with their boisterous antics! The Hahn's macaw is the smallest of all macaws, measuring just 12 to 14 inches from its beak to the tip of its tail. Their beautiful green tail is just as long as their body.


This compact size makes them suitable for bird lovers who live in smaller spaces or anyone with children. Intelligent and charming, Hahn's macaws are naturally popular pets. Potential owners need to be aware, however, that while they may be small, they pack all the personality of a larger parrot into that tiny bundle of feathers. This can lead to many fun-filled hours as you enjoy their spirited antics.

Overall, the Hahn's macaw tends to be a very gentle bird. If you adopt a young bird, it may nip a bit, but they usually grow out of that habit. They will also calm down as they mature. When socialized, they can be sweet little birds that get along well with children as long as both parties are taught to interact properly with one another.

Other species to consider






Chattering Lory

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