Hand Raised Hahns Macaw for Information
Native to South America it lives in tropical swamplands in Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil.
For supreme health of your Hahns Macaws have a wide and varied Diet. For Baby birds feed them an all you can eat buffet until they are 4 months old. For adult birds hold back on their food until they have eaten all their seed and pellets this will result in a much healthier bird. Many people throw away perfectly good seed and top up regularly which results in the bird just picking out all the fatty food which will likely cause health problems in the long term and will eventually make very expensive vet bills and shorten the life of the bird. I would recommend having 3 dishes 1 for water, 1 for seed and 1 for pellets. This way it is easy to monitor the feeding of your Hahns Macaw.
Seed– Use a good quality small parrot seed be wary of many supermarket brands as they may have filler seed and simply be low quality
Sprouted seed– I would recommend sprouting a cocky seed mix for info on how to sprout seed Visit our Macaw Care Sheet
Pellets– Essential for a well rounded
Nuts– Peanuts in moderation for adult birds, almonds, walnuts, cashew
Fruit– Apple, rock melon, Honey dew, star fruit, berries, strawberries, Grapes in moderation, kiwi fruit, passion fruit, stone fruit, citrus, guava, mango, pear,
Live food– This is optional as many hahns will readily eat live meal worms as they naturally eat insect larvae in the wild
Vegetables and greens– Pumpkin, sweet potato, zucchini, cucumber, silver beet, spinach, chickweed, dandelion, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, capsicum, chili,
Vitamin Supplement– Added via the water supply only for effectiveness, if you have your bird on pellets their is no need to add a vitamin supplement to your birds water supply.
Vitamin D supplement– Essential for the absorption of calcium into the body which is so essential to birds. Vitamin D supplements is not necessary if your bird has access to unfiltered sunlight. Birds getting sun through a window is filtered sunlight and therefor are unable to absorb the necessary Vitamin D which is so important for these birds.
Calcium– should be provided either in the water supply or in a calcium perch I would not recommend cuttlebone for this type of bird.