While keeping a Scarlet does require a bit of work on the part of the owner, most people who own them will agree that their birds are well worth the effort, and that they are rewarded every day with their birds’ companionship and sweet dispositions.
The Scarlet from beak to tail measures 35 inches to 36 inches. They are red in color except for their wings which towards the tips are also yellow, and blue. Their beaks are black, and white or sometimes just white. They have a white skinned face with small red feathers in unique patterns for each bird. Though some do not have these small feathers. They do blush as people do on the whites of their face when extremely excited or stressed.
While these birds are appealing to enthusiasts everywhere, it should be noted that the Scarlets are not for everybody, and do best in homes with attentive, experienced owners not first time bird or large bird owners. They are extremely intelligent, and can become aggressive and destructive if not properly trained and socialized. They need to be worked with daily to maintain the bond between bird and owner
Scarlet Macaws live up to 85 years, and some are living even longer due to the fact of better diet, and information on having one. A lot of thought, and consideration should go into the purchasing of a Scarlet Macaw because these are lifetime companions that need regular daily interaction.