Animal Stories - Hahn's Macaw

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The Hahn's Macaw is the smallest of all the Macaw Parrots, and is one of the best talkers!
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Robert Theil - 2021-10-30
I have a Hahn's Macaw as a pet. My bird is named Yoda because she (when a hatchling) was green small and waddled when she walked. I did find out my birds sex without DNA text, because she started to lay eggs. She is now 30 years old and still going strong. Very friendly bird with me, but if others are around she will bite me to try and scare me away from them. I have heard on other sites that her life span could be as long as 50 years. Given her age, I hope they are right.

Gerardo - 2019-06-28
Up for sale is mi hanh mini macaw 8 years old

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  • Shehzad Yousufzai - 2019-07-06
    Hi I'm interested in the macaw
Lynn Ewing - 2017-11-25
Wanting to buy a Hahns Mc caw I live in Otegon,could you guide me to the nearest place in Oregon that sells them Or do you hany any,,,where are you located Please Emile me

Linda - 2016-02-04
Nikki, my Hahns about 18 yrs old, beak grows so long so fast I have to have it trimmed about once a month. This has been going on for the last, maybe 3 yrs. It started slowly but has really taken off. Am I doing something wrong or not doing something. I have a perch that's suppose to help but doesn't seem to help. Could it be an age thing?

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  • dani - 2016-04-12
    My Hahn's is the same (he is the one in the pic, Lu). He's not a big wood chewer, that's supposed to keep the beak trim. I do have to take him in to have it done by the vet, he's going to be 13 this July.
  • Ara Amore - 2017-09-29
    If the beak grows that fast, you may have a serious problem. I suggest you take the bird to an AVIAN vet and have the vet do a liver panel blood test on the bird. Hope all is OK but I would be very concerned about that kind of beak growth.
Jake - 2012-05-13
Hi, I have a baby hahns, The baby was 12 days old when I got her, I got from a friend of mine that bought the baby but didn't know how to care it. the baby seems to be doing fine, I've had her for about 3 weeks now, and growing bigger every day, but I'm alittle worried about her legs, there out to her side, she moves the around and her claws grab hold of my finger, is the normal for a baby, I haven't gotten 1 this small before. Thanks Jake

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-13
    Sounds like splayed leg. Somehow the mom sitting of the baby nesting, somehow got the leg(s) got squished out to the side. Probably should take her to an avian vet - make sure avian though. The vet would actually splint the legs in place using guaze. He'll do a figure 8 bandage with guaze wrapping the legs fairly close together so the legs aren't 'spalyed' but upright and baby will be able to stand. This is usually done when first seen and at 5-10 days old would be all right in 5 days or so. Your's is older and so I am concerned about the age and that is why I say vet. Just should be a bandage wrap to put the legs in their correct position. They grow so fast at this age, they heal fast so should be OK. But need to fix the condition. OK?
  • Jake - 2012-05-13
    Thank you so much, I'll take the baby to Doc tomarrow am Thanks
  • Jake - 2012-05-14
    Charlie, thanks again for your help, I took the baby to the vet today, and the splint the babys legs, hope this does the trick, thanks again, Jake
  • Jake - 2012-06-08
    Hi Charlie, just wanted to let you know that the splints came off our Baby yesterday and she seem's to be doing fine, Doc said she should be running around soon lol, Thanks again for your help, Jake
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-08
    Isn't it amazing how hey can heal like that.  Glad all is great.
  • Jake - 2012-06-08
    Charlie I believe how much the baby grows seems like over night you see a change, alot differant from when she was 12 days old, thanks for every thing.
  • Anna - 2017-05-19
    My Hahns screams a lot for fun
nikki - 2015-01-12
My bird wont stop plucking, he is consuming a fourth of his time plucking.what can i do to help,we give rio(his name) what wver he wants.and i love him dearly so i want to do ANYTHING to help

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-01-13
    That's a tough problem, and can be hard to solve because a lot of times birds become 'plucking addicts.' I did find a really good article that addresses a lot of things that are thought to be possible causes of the Hahn's Macaw's plucking problem, you can see it here on Also, there is a product that gets good reviews called 'Pluck No More' and is offered for sale here at Good luck to you both!
  • Atalanta Starnight - 2015-11-27
    Try this
Sandra Poisson - 2015-10-19
I have a 'female' Hahn's Macaw, her name is Sally Macaw! Sally has been living with me and my family for 1 & 1/2 years now. I know she has had at least one previous owner before me but no one knew her name so I named her Sally! She only saids 'good bird' so far but I continously talk to her so she can pick up a word or two sometime soon! She is probably 4-5 years old, my vet told me, and she is quite friendly, but mostly to me! She doesn't play with bird toys, believe me I have tried a dozen so far! She likes to tear up cardboard and chew on apple sticks. She enjoys showers with me, she has her own perch in my bathtub, stuck to a wall! She really hates loud noises and she loves to be in her own room where it is quiet and peaceful!

Donna - 2012-06-07
Hi Charlie -- Just wanted you to know that our Hahn's 'Dublin' is doing well after all the help you gave us. She has a large vocabulary and is talking all the time (quite clearly) and always has us smiling. Now the problem -- she still has a problem with stepping up on our fingers/hands and still bites quite a bit. We cannot try to touch her or she bites. We would love to hold her but she still wants to bite both my husband and me. How can we get her to trust us? She is approximately 9 months old (we got her when she was about 5 months) and we think she wasnt' treated very well. Can you help us again?????? Thanks for any suggestions. Donna

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-07
    If you go to and just enter 'how to stop a parrot from biting' you will bring up several articles from trainors etc on that subject.  Me - I would concentrate very hard on exactly what your Hahns is doing before he goes to bite.  What is the body position, wings, look of the eyes etc.  Just what is he doing before he goes to bite.  If you take your hand and make a tight fist (thumb in) and you present the back of your hand to the Hahns, he can't bite it cuz he can't get a hold of any skin.  You can do this a bunch of times and it will relax you and it will start to show him that biting just isn't going to work.  Hold that fist tight - he can hit you with his beak but honest, that doesn't hurt.  Just do it - he will slowly start to give up trying to bite.  That was step 1. This is step 2 which will sound terrible but not going to hurt him at all.    I would take that fella and I would throw a towel over that guy and then grab him up in the towel and hold him.  You throw the towel over him (better if you start with him on the fllor) and then just push him down to the ground or a flat surface and wrap your fingers around his neck holding the towel.  You are using the towel sort of like you would use a kitchen mit.  He will be able to bite the towel but not you.  It may take a few minutes ( not more than two) but he will settle.  You don't squeeze - just hold, like you hold a childs hand firmly when crossing the street.  Now you just hold him, talk to him, sing whatever and gradually just pet the top of his head.  The idea here is to get him used to the fact that you will not hurt him.  You are just going to hold him.  Now take it from there to placing him on the bed or on the floor in a small room (like the bathroom) and let him come to you - great if you have a treat.  I had one bird that would bite (out of a bunch) and just couldn't get her to stop.  I called a trainor and she said when the bird looked like it was going to bite, grab it yell 'JAIL' and put it in the bathtub.  Turn out the lights and close the door and count to 60.  The third time I yelled 'Jail' - that bird shook like a dog coming out of water but assumed the relaxed position.  She never bit me again.   I still can't get over that one but that is what the trainor said and it worked.  Closet, bathub etc.  That little guy can't be just 9 months.  Baby birds beaks are soft - the bite doesn't hurt.  It is sorta like a puppy gumming you to death.  The top thing to remember is that you have to relax.  You have to be not nervous.  I can see where you would be but you have to relax.  Get that Hahns on the floor - on the bed - anywhere but the top of his cage.  It will help a lot.  Have no idea why the 'Jail' thing worked but it did but you have to be able to grab him to do it.
  • randombirdgirl - 2014-09-14
    what are hahns macaws like? are they really bitey and feisty by nature or just if you neglect them? I went to a pet store to find one and it was kind of bitey. and how many hours a day do you need to spend with them to make sure they don't bite and get aggressive. in general if you've never had a bird but want a tiny bit of a challenge are they a good pet? and if not what is?
  • randombirdgirl - 2014-09-14
    what is the hahns macaw like? Ive never had a bird but a wan a small challenge. are they a good pet for what I would like? and if not what is? I just would like some pet expertise here.
someone - 2014-05-07
I had a baby hahns but she sadly passed, she had seizures.

lynsey mcne - 2014-05-04
Hi i have just rehomed a parrot called Río who's a handfed macaw. I don't have a clue of age but previous owener said she had for a few years but never had much time for him. Will I be ever be able to get him to talk, I have a busy home with 3 kids that range from 1 and a half years to 6 years and 10 years and we would love him to talk and step up and to be able to let him out of the cage. I got him on Friday 2nd may 2014 so not had him long at all any advice would be great. T.I.A