How Much: Half moon conur & Hahn's macaw

by Connor
(Cairns, QLD, Aus)

Some people have told me to start with the smaller birds and then you can work your way up because I wanted a Blue & Gold Macaw but I don't know if I'm ready so would like a half moon conure or a Hahn's macaw but I don't know how much they are.
I have got Lorikeets (a Rainbow, a red collard, Scaleys & musk) I also have an Alexandrine parrot and 2 red capped parrot. They were all hand raised except the red caps. And I really want a Hahn's macaw or a half moon conure so one day I will be able to get a BLUE & GOLD macaw.

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Jan 22, 2012
Price of B&G Macaw
by: Anonymous

Good Arvo,

I suggest finding a seller / breeder in Oz. It's hard to quote you a price in Aus Dollars, when most of us live in the US. not all sure what the exchange rate is. Macaws typically go for about 1000$ us Dollars. Typically the younger they are, the more they cost.

Use the internet to find a place there in Queensland. Try to find as many places as possible check them all out.

I would suggest going with your B&G Macaw that you want. The only way to get experienced with a macaw is to get one. HOWEVER; Research the breed before you buy. Talk to breeders and shops on what they need. Research is key.

Jan 21, 2012
Wanting a half moon conure or hahn's macaw
by: Tracie

The only way to find out how much they cost is to find a breeder in Australia that you can purchase from.

Even here in the USA, the price varies from county to county and state to state. The price also varies according to how well the breeder cares for their birds. Some breeders sell cheap because they don't take their birds to an avian vet and raise sick or unhealthy birds due to just being into breeding for the money.

You can look for a breeder on our Breeder's List.

Honestly, since you have experience with birds, you might contact a breeder of Blue and Gold Macaws. They take a long time to wean, and you might be able to spend time helping the breeder with your bird as it gets weaned. You would gain experience with the bird, bond with the bird and by the time the bird comes home you will be ready to care for the bird.

Keep in mind that larger birds make larger messes, need larger cages and LOTS of hard wood items to chew and destroy. You need to have a savings account for avian vet visits and all the expensive items it will require.

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