The Hahn’s macaw is one of the more popular mini-macaw species.
Native Region / Natural Habitat
Hahn’s are native to Venezuela, the Guianas, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, where it inhabits tropical lowlands, savanna and swamplands.
Care & Feeding
Personality & Behavior
When hand-raised, a Hahn’s can make a wonderful pet. Owners will be charmed by their antics.
Hahn’s mini macaws are far more appropriate for children than a larger aw is. They are easier to handle because of their smaller size, and their sweet temperament makes them less prone to nipping. However, take caution where birds and children are concerned — there is always the potential for injury on both sides.
Speech & Sound
Hahn’s are between 12 and 14 inches long, making them more suitable for apartment living than a large macaw — but only if your neighbors are deaf. These are noisy birds, especially if you have more than one. Their voices are grating — Hahn’s are not the most pleasant-sounding birds in the parrot family.
Hahn’s can be wonderful talkers, however, and will learn many words and phrases. Hahn’s macaws are good whistlers, too, but may take to whistling over talking, so teach them to talk before you give whistling lessons.
Health & Common Conditions
Like other macaws, Hahn’s are prone to self-mutilation/feather plucking, and nutritional disorders, and a variety of diseases, including Macaw Wasting Syndrome, as well as overgrown beaks. A nutritionally balanced diet and regular veterinary health exams can help keep your scarlet macaw healthy and thriving.
Get a Hahn’s
The Hahn’s macaw is easier to find than some of the other species. It is a favorite of bird breeders because the space it takes to breed these birds is far less than with the much larger macaws. You likely won’t find a Hahn’s mini in large pet stores, but from avian-specialty stores and from bird breeders.
The smallest of the miniature aws, the Hahn’s macaw is primarily green with a fleshy white face-patch.