This striking parrot is a beautiful, sleek and well coordinated
bird. Breeders and pet owners alike are impressed with the
Severe for several reasons. First, its' size is just about
perfect for many people. While listed as a mini macaw, it is the
same size as many Amazons. Second, its coloring is just
beautiful to look at. The forehead, chin, and area around the
cheek are a rusty chestnut brown. The crown, coverts, and
primary feathers are sprayed with a hint of light blue. The wing
carpal edge and the under-wing coverts are an eye-catching red.
The bare facial areas are decorated with thin lines of black
feathers giving its face real character. The bird’s general
color is dark green.
These are very intelligent and
attentive birds. They have good talking ability and are very
devoted to their owners. Some breeders have stated that this is
their favorite Macaw because of their over-all personality and
companionship skills. The Severe can be very affectionate, is
not generally a noisy bird, and is a great pet for either an
individual or a family.
The bird shown above sports an
extremely rare color mutation that mingles yellow, orange and
blue throughout the bright green body feathers. Please let us
know if you know of another severe with this mutation.