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Hybrid macaws are bred for color, and the Tropicana Macaw is all about beautiful colors with each one being a potpourri of its own. This macaw is a second generation hybrid macaw. One of its parents, the Scarlet Macaw, is a species of naturally occurring macaws while the other, the Harlequin Macaw, is also a hybrid macaw. Because hybrid macaws are a mixture of more than one type of macaw, the offspring are influenced by the traits and characteristics of both of its parents. Father’s have the dominant gene, so this will generally influence the offspring’s coloration and overall appearance. Each Tropicana however, is a unique blend of colors inherited from its parentage. This second generation hybrid macaw was developed from these crossings:

Size:

Tropicana Macaws are a second generation hybrid macaw. It is derived from a Harlequin Macaw (a cross between a Blue and Gold and a Green-winged Macaw) crossed with a Scarlet Macaw. These offspring are influenced by the traits and characteristics of both of its parents, however our Tropicana’s have the Harlequin dominant gene (male) so this will generally influence the offspring’s coloration and overall appearance & size. These parrots can become quite large, with an average 40 inches length from beak to tail and a windspan of 40 inches or more.

Average Lifespan:

+60 years

Temperament:

The Tropicana Macaws inherit all the beautiful coloring & personalities of their parents. These beautiful Tropicana hybrid macaws can acquire a large vocabulary and have an amiable nature, although the Scarlet influence may also introduce a bit of an “independent” spirit. As with all macaws, these parrots are extremely intelligent and can become bored easily.They require daily socialization & stimulation for them to remain tame. Keep in mind that they, like all Macaws, can be quite noisy at times.

Colors:

Tropicana Macaws can be one of the most beautiful & colorful of all Macaw hybrid species. The wonderful combination of the Scarlet, with it fiery brilliant red plumage & bright yellow & irridescent blue distributed throughout their wings in combination with the variety of greens and blue & gold combination from the Harlequin distinctive traits makes these large parrots a magnificent display of a rainbow of hues.

Feeding:

Tropicana Macaws, like all parrots, should be offered a high quality commerical seed/pellet mix in addition to daily servings of a variety of bird-safe fruits and vegetables. A fresh, varied diet will make sure that your Tropicana Macaw receives adequate nutrition.

Exercise:

Macaws are large birds, and should be provided with ample space and time to play and stretch their muscles. They should be allowed outside of their cages for a minimum of 2 hours a day, and should also be given plenty of chew toys to help them exercise their powerful beaks and jaws.

Tropicana Macaws as Pets:

The Tropicana’s striking plumage & large vocabulary is the first reason this parrots draws much attention. While affectionate, the Tropicana Macaw needs firm, consistent training to help it become a well-socialized bird. It can be somewhat tempermental at times, but it’s loving personality makes it quite popular choice. With human companionship and interaction, it can be an excellent addition to your family.

A Tropicana Macaw needs a good deal of consistent socialization and training to make it a well-behaved & adjusted pet. While keeping a Tropicana does require work on the part of the owner, most people who own them will agree that their birds are well worth the effort — and that they are rewarded every day with their birds’ companionship.

Like other macaws, this magnificent parrot can have the personality traits of a toddler, including temper tantrums, so patient and consistent behavior training is important. Potential owners should also be aware that macaws can be extremely loud. This may make them a questionable choice for those living in apartments or condominiums. Also, you need to consider the expenses of owning a Tropicana Macaw before bringing one home. Veterinary bills, as well as the costs of quality feed, fruits & vegetable, toys, and cages all add up quickly. If you can’t give your bird the best of everything, consider holding off on adopting one until you can.

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