Military Macaw-- what a peculiar name for a bird, although it is quite fitting for these funny little characters. Their colors are definitely "army attire" as they sport little green coats and red frontal bands. They even have little brown scarves that they wear under their chins. Their character also fits their name as they are found to be somewhat like a grumpy, little old drill sergeant. Their bark is always worse than their bite and they are less likely to inflict painful bites than some of the other macaws.
Frequent showers seem to really make a difference in their overall appearance. Their faces blush a brilliant red when excited or annoyed, which seems to enhance their colors even more. Some believe that these macaws have taken a "backseat" to some of the other macaws in popularity because of a lack of color.
Most macaws enjoy a variety of foods and the Military is no exception. They seem to enjoy lots
of fruits, vegetables, nuts and, of course, mixed seed and incorporated pellets into their diet which helps them get the extra vitamins and minerals that they need.