Animal Stories - Buffon's Macaw

Animal-World Information about: Buffon's Macaw

The Buffon's Macaw has been quite a rarity... and as such it commands a high price!
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Renee Weber - 2006-05-08
I have a male Buffons Macaw, he is the most wonderful bird. I have all together six macaws and two cockatoos and other smaller breeds but my Taco Bell is so sweet and loving. All of my birds are my life. Taco came from abuse and neglect, he was treated awful and he still has love and trust for us humans. To be loved by him is a privilege. Please before you purchase a bird check out some of the great web sites out there. It is not all fun and games. You must be a bird person, people who read this will know what i am talking about if you are a BIRD PERSON. Thank You, Love your Birds.

Thanks Renee W.

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  • Ifi - 2016-10-27
    Hi Renee, I am a new member to the forum. Just saw your comments on your Buffons. I have 2 and live in Canada. Both mine are girls. Would you know of anyone in Canada who would like to rehome a male.
  • anne norris - 2021-10-29
    I would rehome him!! Let me know..I also live in Canada! :)
Ifi - 2017-04-15
Hi guys. I live in Canada. Since this discussion is all about these beautiful and smart Buffons i wanted to add my 2 bit. I have 3 Buffons macaws, a greenwing and a Congo African grey. 1 buffons is a rescue and picks. Not plucks just picks and out of stress. He is under treatment for stress. He lost his mate. The other 2 buffons are a 2 year old girl and a 9 month old boy. But he is a huge huge fellow. Almost as huge as a hyacinth. He and my greenwing are the same age and size. And despite both being boys they are bonded and i HAVE to house them in the same cage or too bad for me they scream the neighborhood down. Otherwise they are just a happy playful duo. My congo grey is the light of my life. Just a cuddle bunny.

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  • anne norris - 2021-10-29
    Hi, I am looking for a pair of Buffons!
Tracey - 2019-04-18
Hello I have had around 30 years experience with macaws I was raised on a farm with horses, cows,dogs,c chickens pigeons,pheasants,goats,and other parrots I've been around animals my whole life and taken care of them

Ifi - 2017-07-26
Hi. I have 3 buffons macaws (2 boys and a girl) and 1 greenwing macaw (boy)for sale. All are DNAed. I have been diagonosed with arthritis and can no longer care for them as they deserve. I live in Canada. If anyone is interested please email me.

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  • Basem - 2017-09-28

    are Buffoons macaw still with you im interested for one boy let me know how much the price and if you can export the same to UAE I will pay all shipping and documents fees.


  • Tishea - 2018-04-22
    I am interested in your Buffons macaw males. Are they still available? If so how much? Where are you located? Feel free to call 240-405-7272. Thanks
  • Fernando lima - 2019-03-14
    Hello do u still have a male Buffon avalible
  • chris - 2020-09-06
    Hi, I also live in Canada. I had a pair of Blue and golds and my male died recently. We had him for over 25 yrs. His mate we have had for over 35 yrs. Since we lost the male the female is pining for company. I am interested in your Green wing male.
    Please give me some details...cost...age...condition...friendly? Also what is your approx. Thanks chris
  • Anonymous - 2019-04-18
    Hello my name is Tracey I'm interested in your Buffon's macaws I live in Canada and yes I have experienceyou can contact me at ([email protected])
Alden Loew - 2013-01-13
I just acquired a pair of Buffon's Macaws at the New Year and I was wondering if anyone had an interest in them, or knew of someone who might be? They are in excellent condition, great feather, very good size birds...bigger than my friends Hyacinth. I was unable to get a whole lot of history on them. My educated guess based on feet and beak conditions is the female (laid 2 eggs from perch of cage for previous owner) seems a bit bigger .... although I have not weighed her. My male is a little friendlier / outgoing, while the female is considerably more defensive of their cage territory. If no one has an interest in the pair I would be open to any tips for stimulation or fertilization for year round indoor macaw breeding for a michigander. lol

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  • chad - 2013-02-15
    Buffons still available?
  • Vickie LuVisi - 2015-09-20
    I am definitely interested! What are their ages?
  • Anonymous - 2016-11-25
  • Leon Chu - 2017-01-01
    Hi Alden , are your Buffons still available ? Where are you based ? Leon
  • Genevieve mcgregor - 2017-04-24
    Do you want to sell them? If so, how much for the pair?
  • Anonymous - 2019-04-18
    Hello my name is Tracey I live in Canada interested in your pair of Buffon's you can email me at ([email protected])
  • Gail - 2021-01-24
    Am interested in Buffon macaw.
    Text 210 667 7711 if you have one...or two.
Frances - 2017-01-10
I have a male and female Buffon's Macaw Parrots for sale. due to work and i dont have time for my lovely parrots so i want to sale them for $1000. contact me for more information. Email us via [email protected]

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  • Afifa ahmed - 2017-02-17 you still have the buffons macaws and if so where are you located....Canada or USA ? I am definately interested as i have 3 Buffons macaws myself.
    Thanks in anticipation....afifa
  • Genevieve mcgregor - 2017-04-24
    Do you still have the Buffon macaws for sale? Where do you live(state)?
  • Tron C - 2017-05-27
    I am inquiring about your buffons and curious to getmpre information about them
  • Albert Penn - 2017-07-09
    Hi, i am interested in your Buffons Macaws. Are they still available? How old are they?
Ifi - 2017-05-17
Hi. I have 3 young Buffons Macaws....Not hybrids, but with pure lines. 2 boys and a girl. They are regretfully up for sale. I am in Canada. If anyone is interested please send me an email. No low ballers please. These are appendix 1 CITES birds and as such command a high price. Anyone can check out their price on various websites. Only experienced families with large birds please.

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  • Ifi - 2017-05-18
    Hi. I posted the ad for the Buffonsmacaw sale. But forgot to add my email...
    [email protected]
chuck kimble - 2012-02-05
I have seven parrots and my newest addition is a 8 month old Buffon Mccaw named MOJO. What a great bird. So gentle and loves to be with me. Would love to find a female and maybe breed in the futhur to help strengthen the Buffon population. They are wonderful birds.

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  • Kim Strong - 2012-04-07
    Hi Chuck,
    I am looking for a Buffons breeder as I am keen to buy a baby to add to my bird family. These are SO hard to find! Are you in the US, and if so, can you recommend a breeder? I would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.
  • Chuck - 2012-06-10
    There is a breeder in California named Teri who breeds Buffon. Her number is 925-550-8856. Don't know too much about her. Had babies the last I heard. Chuck Kimble
  • Nancy - 2012-11-12
    Hello, I am interested in getting a Buffon's macaw but am having a hard time finding a breeder. Would appreciate any info. that you might have. Thank you for your time.
  • Cheryl - 2012-11-12
    Howard Voren in Florida breeds Buffons. They are gorgeous.  Voren Aviaries in Florida
  • Anonymous - 2012-11-12
    Thank you Cheryl for the info. I will definitely get ahold of them.
  • Nancy - 2012-11-13
    Well Cheryl I went to the website but there was no info., on what exactly the raise or price or availability etc. Kind of makes me wonder about the quality of their business. Don't want to get scammed!
  • Cheryl - 2012-11-13
    Hi, I just looked up his website (I haven't in about a year) and realize he doesn't list babies for sale on it anymore. Probably too many phone calls. The Buffon (Lulu) that you see in the above photograph is my Buffon and was purchased from Howard Voren - Lulu is now around 12 years old. I can assure you that Howard Voren is one very well known person in aviculture and does much to save all parrots and works a lot with genetics. He is an excellent breeder and very knowledgeable. I will check with a friend and see if OK to send out email address.
  • Nancy - 2012-11-13
    Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for your help. I continue to try and find a reputable breeder but have come across quite a few scammers instead. I even tried to find someone that has fertilized eggs so I could hand raise my own thus maybe offsetting the high cost. That ended up an even worse fiasco. I am a mom of 4 children and my youngest is getting ready to spread his wings and leave home. I'm feeling the empty nest syndrome really bad. From all I have read, these macaws thrive on love, attention and a patient teacher. The way I see it, it would be a win win for not only myself but the bird as well. Actually I think that the love that it would give me in return would be unmeasurable. Well please let me know what you find out, and again thank you for your effort and time.
  • Cheryl - 2012-11-14
    Buffons are really lovable and make wonderful pets. You do not want to buy a fertilized egg and hatch it out. First problem is you could purchase a buffon fertilized egg and hatch out an amazon. (scam) Two, hatching out an egg and hand feeding from hour 1 takes a lot of practice and many babies get stuck in the egg and the chances of getting a baby successfully hatched and then successfully hand fed from hour 1 is very very slight. The cost of a good incubator would be more than the cost of the parrot. Babies are born in the spring so you might as well wait until spring and be sure you are getting a hand fed baby. Golden Cockatoo is an excellent pet bird strore in Florida and they have had them for sale. Tod Marcus Birds Exotic is also excellent excellent bird store and has had them in the past. Howard Voren (Voren Aviaries) must have a tel# somewhere cuz he has many sites. Susan Clubb (one of the top avian vets in the country) probably knows where you can find one. That would be Hurricane Aviaries. Terri is a friend and a broker and she knows where most things are and her email is [email protected]. She does placement for many of the top breeders. Many of the top breeders use a broker because they just can't feed the adults, feed the babies and answer th phone and emails. Impossible. Buffons can be quite expensive and yes they are excellent pets. The Buffon/Hyacinth cross are tremendous pets. Catalina. You might want to think about a cockatoo also. Umbrella or Moluccan. They do like to eat wood but they are cuddly lovable.
  • Nancy - 2012-11-14
    Good morning and thank you sooo much for all your advice and help. At least now I have some excellent places to start. Will keep you posted. Have a great day! :-)
  • Ifi - 2016-10-27
    Hi Chuck, I am a new member and live in Canada. I have 2 female Buffons and am looking for a male. If you know of anyone looking to sell or rehome theirs please let me know.
  • Frances - 2017-01-10
    i have a male for sale contact me via [email protected]
  • Ifi - 2017-04-15
    Hi. I live in Canada and i have 3 Buffons and a greenwing and a congo Grey. I am looking for a female older Buffons macaw. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Kathleen Koclanes - 2017-01-01
I had a male plecostomus in a 15 gallon tank and he disappeared for over 2 months. So I went And bought another one. The next day the first one reappeared. Two months later babies appear. Now 7 months later I counted 9 babies this morning, but knew there were some hiding. All different ages. So how's that for breading in an aquarium.

khaled n - 2015-05-15
hi i would like to share my thoughts about buffon macaws it was a dream for me for owning one i got mine recently a 10 months male buffon macaw i named him tyson cuz he is tough and bulky bird i had different breeds of macaws before like b & g and scarlet and green winged macaws i can tel buffon`s are much calmer tamed and relaxed than the other breeds for sure buffons are larger than some hyacinth macaws

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  • Joseph - 2015-05-17
    I have had a female Buffons named Lulu for 18 years. I also have a female Hyacinth. The Buffons is always very easy going and needs very little attention while the Hyacinth demands by full attention 24/7. I love them both more than life itself!
  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-18
    That's really interesting to know. Maybe my next macaw will be a Buffon!
  • Cathy - 2016-11-07
    I am looking for a buffons macaw and have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know of any breeders of them?