Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) – At Mt Rushmore Birds we pride ourselves in superior, well-socialized, hand-fed baby Macaws. The Blue and Gold has a reputation for their clear talking ability and large vocabulary. They are the most popular of all the Macaw species, probably due to their stable personalities. At this time we have a baby that is close to weaning. This little Blue and Gold loves to cuddle and is already talking.
Calico – “Boe” is a large, male Macaw. He has a very large vocabulary and enjoys swinging and playing with toys. Because Boe is so intelligent, he likes “interactive” type toys and he likes chewing on wood. Boe eats a wide variety of fruits, vegetables (NO avacado or salt), meats and nuts along with dried fruits and vegetables. He is in excellent feather; and is about 3 years old.
Green Wing Macaw – The green-wing Macaw is the largest of which can be called common. This large bird needs lots of exercise, lots of chewing materials, and lots of handling to maintain its good disposition. It is a willing talker with a very audible voice. They are called both majestic and comical with their massive heads and beaks.
Hyacinth – The majestic Hyacinth Macaw is the largest of all parrots. Origin: Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Length: 39 inches; Lifespan: 75 years. They are endangered in the wild; and difficult to breed in captivity, thus the most expensive of Macaw Parrots (ranging from $8,000 – $15,000) depending on sex and other characteristics. Despite their enormous size and strength, they can be the most gentle of all parrots in the wild kingdom.
Red-Fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys) – The Red-Fronted is considered to be the smallest of the large Macaws. It is about 24″ in length (compared to the Green-Wing’s 36″ length). They come from the south central region of Bolivia and are considered an endangered species in the wild. They have been successfully bred in aviculture since the 1980s. Because of their consistent and engaging personality, they can be an excellent pet. Like all Macaws the Red-fronted is highly intelligent.