Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Verde Macaw

The Verde Macaw is a first generation hybrid macaw, meaning its parents are two species of naturally occurring macaws. "Autumn" is a hybrid macaw cross between a Scarlet Macaw and a Buffon's Macaw. The Scarlet Macaw is very beautiful, inquisitive, and intelligent, but a bit more boisterous than other macaws so requires good socialization. The Buffon's Macaw is quite docile and affectionate. This mixture makes for a very intelligent and trainable pet, that can also be an affectionate companion. But it will also need a firm consistent hand in training, especially as it matures. Hybrid macaws are bred primarily for color. 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. However the behavior and temperament are more unpredictable. Besides being a hybrid that is very attractive, the personality influences of the Verde Macaw are a good mix for an active, lively pet bird. With the intelligence and temperament of both its parents it should also be quite trainable, learn to talk and do tricks, and have an amiable nature. As with all macaws, they will require good socialization and consistent training to make good pets. See hybrid information, breeding combinations, and photos of hybrid macaws on the Hybrid Macaws page.

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