Bookmark and Share
Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?

« Select another bird species

Miligold Macaw birds

Miligold Macaw Bird Species
Miligold Macaw Stats
Scientific Name:  Ara militaris x Anodorhynchus ararauna
Size:  27 to 34 inches
Native Region:  N/A
Life Expectancy:  60-plus years
Noise Level:  Loud
Talk/Trick Ability:  Excellent

How to train your bird bird health
Bird Cages and Accessories What is my bird doing?

Carefresh Basic Pet Bedding (14 liters)
Regular Price: $5.99
Miligold Macaw Species Profile
Traits:  The miligold macaw is a hybrid cross between a military macaw and a blue-and-gold macaw. The miligold macaw is a first-generation hybrid macaw — its parents are two species of naturally occurring macaws. The miligold macaw tends to inherit the intelligence and trainability of its military macaw parent as well as the good nature of the blue-and-gold macaw. This hybrid often has the blues of the blue-and-gold macaw tempered with the military macaw, which makes a greener aquamarine color, with the outer wings retaining blue flight feathers.

Hybrid macaws are offspring of the crossing of two macaw species. Hybrid macaws are most often bred for their amazing color. Also, hybridization of macaws in captivity has often been the result of accident, e.g., two species of macaw are kept in the same environment, they bond and produce offspring. Some aviculturists are against hybridization, believing that crossing species muddies the "pure" bloodlines of the parent species. When a naturally occurring macaw species population is threatened, the primary effort is to breed the species to help it survive and, in such cases hybridization could potentially undermine this effort. Those who own and love hybrids explain they are even more beautiful, more intelligent and, in some cases, less prone to disease than the pure species from which they were bred.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Like all macaws, whether naturally occurring species or hybrids, the miligold macaw needs a good deal of consistent socialization and training to make it a well-behaved pet. Because it is quite large, it needs sufficiently wide cage with plenty of toys to stay engaged with, as well as a plenty out-of-cage time to exercise and interact with its family. Because it may inherit shyness from its military macaw parent, be patient and loving when training and socializing this bird. Like other macaws, this hybrid can have the personality traits of a toddler, including temper tantrums, so patient, consistent behavior training is important.

Expert Advice
"The miligold macaw is a very friendly bird with their family, but sometimes can be a bit shy with strangers, like a military macaw. Their coloring is absolutely stunning with a lot of black feathering around her face, which tends to blush when the bird gets excited."

— Susan Newman, Wind Song Aviary

Photograph courtesy of Susan Newman, Wing Song Aviary
Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Hi my name's 

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species