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How much does it cost to buy a hyacinth macaw?

How much does it cost to buy a hyacinth macaw?

Hyacinth macaws are not often found in full service pet shops because they are quite expensive ā€” retail buyers should expect to pay upwards of $10,000 for a young hyacinth, perhaps more for a mature, ready-to-breed adult. Pairs bring top dollar, especially if they are ā€œproven,ā€ having bred successfully before.

How much does a blue baby macaw cost?

$1000ā€“$18,000 If you opt to purchase your Macaw directly from a breeder, you can expect a pretty high price tag. Macaws are challenging to breed and expensive to raise. Breeders foot quite a financial responsibility in rearing these birds.

Can you own a hyacinth macaw in the US?

For this reason, the United States placed scarlet macaws under protection in the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You can no longer import these birds into the United States. Macaws are legal to own in the United States, but the only way to acquire one legally is through a breeder already present in the country.

Can you own a hyacinth macaw?

Buying and selling wild-caught hyacinth macaws is illegal. Although it’s legal to trade macaws born in captivity, the birds are notoriously difficult to breed. This has created demand for eggs taken from the wild, which are smuggled from South America to Europe more easily than live birds.

Can you buy a Spix’s macaw?

Because all known specimens of the Spix’s macaw are now in a conservation program run by the Brazilian government, there are now no sources from which the bird may be obtained for the pet trade.

Can I bring a parrot from Mexico?

All pet birds entering the U.S. from Mexico are required to have a health certificate issued within 30 days of travel by a veterinarian in Mexico. The health certificate must be stamped by the official government veterinarian of Mexico.

Can I bring my bird to USA?

All non-U.S. origin pet birds must complete a 30-day federal quarantine in an AIC. You are required to provide a notice of arrival to VS port personnel at least 72 hours prior to arriving at the U.S. port. Once your bird arrives, it must clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection.

Are Purple macaws real?

Purple-colored macaws are not entirely real; however, they are not scientifically referred to as purple macaws which are where most of the confusion comes from. Purple macaws are correctly called hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthine) which are real, and the largest species of parrot kept in captivity.

What is the best pet macaw?

The Blue-Throated Macaw puts one in mind of a scaled down Blue and Gold, and is also a good choice for those new to macaw keeping. The huge Hyacinth Macaw, largest of all, often makes a fine pet and mimics words quite well.

Is there a black macaw?

The Hyacinthine Macaw is the largest parrot in the world measuring more than 90 cm in length. His plumage is often described as cobalt-blue, being darkest on the wings and tail feathers.

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