Attractive Colombian woman with a Blue and Yellow Macaw on her arm
Ara ararauna (Blue and Yellow Macaw)

A well raised and trained macaw can make a good pet under the proper conditions. You have to restrict where they can go, because unsupervised they will bite and destroy anything they can reach. They will make an awful screeching scream, sometimes early in the morning or when they are in need of company (that's you), which means you need a very large yard, so they can be away from your neighbors and bedroom. You can buy a very young hand-fed macaw for under $100 dollars in Colombia. The outdoor markets will sell (normally illegally) all types of exotic colorful birds and animals.

An Ara ararauna head in colors of yellow, blue, green, white and black
The yellow breast, blue wings, green forehead and white cheeks of an Ara ararauna
A red, blue and yellow colored scarlet macaw next to a blue and yellow Ara ararauna
An Ara ararauna perched on a branch
An Ara ararauna hanging upside-down on a vine branch
An Ara ararauna hanging upside-down on a branch
A Macaw on top of a barren tree branch under blue sky