Macaws are playful and active, and have an exuberant personality to go along with their size. This makes them a very challenging pet. They are also very affectionate, and in turn require a good deal of time and attention from their owners to be happy. A wide variety of wooden toys or plain untreated chunks of wood to chew on should be provided. Toys meant to be taken apart to get at a treat are also a good choice, as are hanging toys and toys to climb on as long as they are safe.
They tend to be loud: in the wild their voices need to carry over long distances. This makes macaws very demanding birds to keep as a household pet. Additional complications arise from the intelligence levels of macaws and their negative responses to stimuli people may use on domestic pets, such as punishment.
Usually active, energetic and healthy, Macaw can suffer from common diseases like any other Parrots.