About Hyacinth Macaw

Known as “gentle giants,” the Hyacinth Macaws are very affectionate birds by nature. They are easily trained and tend to bond strongly with their human caregivers. Despite their tremendous strength, this is one of the most laid back and easy-going of all of the macaws. The most striking part of a Hyacinth Macaw is its cobalt blue plumage.

The Hyacinth Macaw is almost entirely blue and has black under the wings. It has a large black beak with bright yellow along the lower part of the beak and yellow circling its eyes. The female and male are nearly indistinguishable, although the female is typically a bit more slender.


Size: 88 cm / 34.64 inches
Life Expectancy: 55 – 80 years

Origin of the Hyacinth Macaw

The native lands of the Hyacinth Macaws include North-Eastern, Central and South-Western Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and North Eastern Paraguay.


A Hyacinth Macaw is smart and inquisitive. If a Hyacinth Macaw baby is shy when you get him, it will typically not take much time to get him to respond to affection from you. However, training a Hyacinth Macaw is vital. An untrained Hyacinth Macaw can cause a number of bloody fingers around the house.

Hyacinth Macaw As A Pet

Because these birds demand more time and attention than other species, Hyacinth Macaws are definitely not the right pets for just anybody. Large, beautiful, and intelligent, they can be quite alluring — but resist the temptation to bring a Hyacinth home without thoroughly thinking it through!

Hyacinths have been called the most friendly of the Macaws. In general, they do seem to take more of an interest in humans than certain other species. If you have the time, finances, and space to devote to a Hyacinth Macaw, you may just find that these bright blue beauties are the birds of your dreams.

Hyacinth Macaw Diet

Hyacinth Macaw does well on a diet of fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, and plenty of nuts, particularly the macadamia nut, as they require more carbohydrates than other parrot species. A pet hyacinth’s diet can be supplemented with specially formulated species-specific pellets.