Animal Stories - Maui Sunset Macaw

Animal-World Information about: Maui Sunset Macaw

   Because of its parentage, the personality of the Maui Sunset Macaw lends itself to being very friendly, playful, and even talkative... for a macaw!
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Mindy - 2014-03-28
Today I was promised a maui sunset macaw and the guy sent pictures to me of the bird that I was getting. I sent 600.00 by money gram to the guy. I was told the bird was gonna be to me in 7 to 8 hours. I was told he was giving me a great deal because I didn't want the little lady for breeding just my forever companion. The money included the shipping. Granted I had never had a bird shipped before so I didn't know about it. I got scammed out of the money. After the guy had my money then he said I had to send another 1200 dollars for the insurance for the bird to get to me safely then the money would be refunded back to me. I sent him all of my money that was saved up except for the money for the food. I now have no money and no bird. Now I can't even try to get another sunset macaw because he has my money. I was so excited about having my sweet loving forever companion now I only have a broken heart. Please be careful on giving money out to anyone expecting to get your companion. Don't end up with a broken heart like me.

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  • Michael - 2014-04-01
    Hi I almost fell for the same scam but from Namibia. I have a Red fronted Macaw Male in Namibia. It is the only one in Namibia. The only place I can get one is in South Africa and it costs R 14.000.00. The transport and quarantine will cost me R 16.000.00 and it is not worth it. So I am going to put Blue and Gold with my bird to get a Sunset Maui macaw.
  • Vinnie - 2014-07-20
    Don't Ever Ever Ever Wire Money to Strangers to buy something you saw on the Internet. They are all mostly SCAMS !!! Please Parents -- Tell your teenagers and children to beware of SCAM Internet ads and that they should only buy in person from Sellers that you can meet in person. 90% of all Sellers who want you to send them western union money are all crooks and con-artists and you will never, never, never receive whatever it is they were pretending to sell you. -- These thieves pack the classified ad sections of internet web sites with their fake ads selling non-existent pets, cars, boats, and even pretend to be landlords who will rent you houses - (they pull the addresses of vacant homes from real estate web sites).
*Sally* - 2006-04-01
My Maui Sunset Macaw, Uno, is the sweetest bird in the world. He adores everyone, including my quaker parrot Quincy, my moluccan cockatoo Ray, and my two abyssinian cats, Abby and Annie. Uno especially adores my cats, even better than any of my birds. His favorite food would have to be corn-on-the-cob, green beans, and strawberries. He doesn't exactly have a cage; he instead has a million playstands around the house. I am so glad that Uno, as well as my other birds, are in my life.

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  • rena - 2014-02-24
    Hi Sally, Just had questions for you about the sunset macaws. Are they hybrids, And if they are do they live the same age as other macaws? I will be out of work because of my spine and I really want a macaw, my kids will be at school and I have had lots of birds throughout my life but I want to make sure I am getting a loving bird. If you can give me any advice I'd appreciate it. Thank you, Rena.
Ashley - 2011-04-14
I am having a hard time finding one of these beautiful birds to buy, any advice??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-14
    You could just start by calling all the major breeders that advertise in the back of Bird Talk.
    Or you could look up on the Internet to see if anyone advertises Hybrid birds for sale or again any large breeder. Many breeders feel very strongly that hybrids should not occur. So some breeders will not discuss a hybrid but some will. Be patient and just keep asking.
  • Linda Ehret - 2011-06-20
    Hi Ashley,
    I own & operate a small bird store in Allentown, Pa for the last 26 yrs.
    One of my breeders has sunset macaws but they are rather pricey, 2000.00 is the price if you're interested.
  • Clarence - 2012-02-27
    Or you could go directly to a breeder - potentially the one this store uses. Exotic Baby Birds of Englewood Florida breeds these and they sell them for $1500 to consumers directly. Save $500 and buy toys.
  • Steven Kochan - 2012-07-01
    I have an 8 year old female Maui Sunset Macaw for sale. Tame with me, she is extremely beautiful. If you are interested my email is
  • Janet Helstrom - 2013-06-14
    HI Ashley, DO NOT buy a bird from Fancy Feathers in Caldwell NJ!! I live in WI and paid for in full and was promised a maui macaw 7 month old female. They kept her and sent me the wrong bird!  They are scammers!  NO DNA certificate for the maui I was suppose to get and  had a yellow head, this one has a dark head. Good luck. If anyone knows where this bird is please please call me thank you! 9207445752
Nadia Zharkikh - 2012-06-21
Hi My name is Nadia were can you buy a Macaw?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-21
    There are many macaw breeders and they advertise in the back of Bird Talk magazine.  There are some excellent specialized exotic bird stores.  Do not buy a bird you can not handle, hold, cuddle.  You would not purchase a puppy that you can not handle - do not purchase a parrot you can not handle, hold and pet.
Carlos Armand DuBoise - 2011-02-20
As of today I now have two Maui Sunset (2/20/2011) males. Both were given me as I must have a MaCaw sign on my head. But like Mir above he is a sweetie. It puzzles me I see none of the negative traits the former three owners warned me about. I just have to stand my ground as he is very Alpha. These are wonderful birds as are all my companions. No pictures yet but they will come soon.

Mickey - 2006-10-07
We have a maui sunset, and I wouldn't mind seeing/swapping pics of others to see the different variations in colors. Right now we're pretty clueless as to how Halyn will end up, and would love to see some more adult birds aside from the beautiful Mariah on this page, who I would like to see more pics of as well if anyone knows how to contact these people. Email is visionteacher at gmail dot com.


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  • Roxanne Rogers - 2012-01-25
    Where did you purchase Uno? Can you give me the name of a breeder?
    I've been looking for this type of macaw with no luck.

    Thank you
jackie moore - 2011-02-20
What would a red front and a scarlet make or a red front and a military?

Carlos Armand DuBoise - 2010-10-17
I was given a Maui Sunset by people who were not sure he was their cup of tea. He is 14 months old determined from his leg band. He is all boy and all Macaw, every thing goes in his beak and it is always playtime. He is 980 k and loves his cooked food. I have 30 parrots in what was a 1100 sq ft servant quarters. The only serious modifications I made in the quarters was to install a stand alone HVAC and air scrubber system.. Like Sally I am happy each of them are in my life.