The severe macaw is one of the largest of the mini-macaws. It reaches a size of around 45 cm of which around half is the length of the tail. They can be found over a large part of Northern South America from Panama south into Amazonian Brazil and central Bolivia.
Severe Macaw’s can learn to talk but can also get quite loud. Don’t let their small stature fool you, they have a lot of personality!
What do you expect from your Macaw? When you bring one home, you expect him to be friendly, have talking ability, be intelligent, sociable, and give you unconditional love and companionship. This is what you want and this is what you can have. You need to treat your Macaw the same when you first get him as you would a year from now. They are highly intelligent creatures who can give you much pleasure and fun, but at the same time can be noisy and cause you frustration if not treated properly and are spoiled too much. They will love you tremendously. Family members, neighbors, and even strangers will be able to come over and pick up the bird, but only if you expose him to others every chance you get. They love interaction. Larger Macaws are a bit more sociable with strangers than the smaller ones, but the smaller ones will still be good with others if you work with them. This is why you will need for the whole family to be able to hold and play with the bird. They bond very strongly to their owner. In our experience, the larger ones are a bit more forgiving when it comes to unfamiliar people.