Yellow collared macaws
These macaws are sometimes known as ‘mini-macaws’, as they are smaller than the well-known true macaws. Although they are smaller birds than the true macaws they are still very demanding pets – they will chew anything they can get their beaks on and will squawk for hours if not given sufficient attention.
About yellow collared macaws
|Common Name||Yellow collared macaw|
|Scientific Name||Primolius auricollis|
|Native to||South America, particularly Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay|
|Natural Habitat||Found in various habitats including forests, savanna, chaco plains and pantanal wetlands|
|Diet||Fruit, flowers and seeds|
|Life Expectancy||50 years|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)|
About our yellow collared macaws
We have two yellow collared macaws.
How we care for our yellow collared macaws
Our yellow collared macaws are housed in our Birds of the World Aviary, in our arboretum.
They have a large outdoor aviary with mesh panels, with branching for perching and double mesh to protect them from predators.
They also have an indoor aviary, with nest boxes, perching branches and their feeding and water stations.
Our yellow collared macaws are fed bird seed, fruit and vegetables.
How you can help yellow collared macaws
Although they are not threatened in the wild, you can help yellow collared macaws by:
- making sure that you don't buy wild caught animals as pets
- making sure that you don't release pet animals into the wild
- thinking carefully before buying exotic pets - they can be difficult to look after and require specialist care