Origin: They live in eastern Bolivia and Colombia, northern Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay. They inhabit fields, forest edges, and semi-arid areas.
The size: Body length 35-37 cm, weight 140-190 g
Description: The plumage is green. The cheeks, forehead, crown, as well as the area around the ears and around the eyes are blue. The inner side of the lateral tail feathers is blood red with a brown tint. Flight feathers are black at the end. The beak is light with a black tip on the mandible. Paws are pink-brown.
Character: These intelligent, highly mobile birds are popular with nature lovers. They reproduce human speech relatively well for the arating.
If aratinga chick is grown artificially, then it treats a person with confidence, is very attached and seeks contact with the owner. Parrots of this species are easily trainable, learn tricks and perform them on command. However, most rentals are not recommended for home content. Aratings, although small in size (25-33 cm), have a loud and harsh voice. A person can hardly endure such a cry for a long time. When communicating with each other, aratings make quiet cooing sounds, but they show emotions for a long time and loudly, which causes discomfort in a person.Certain types of arata scream as scheduled - at a specific time and for no reason. One would consider them good pets, if not for their cry.
Content: It is best to keep such parrots outdoors in enclosures, but in northern cities this will be difficult to implement. Aratins are extremely difficult to endure low temperatures. Aratings are not aggressive. They can be kept with other parrots, but it is better to keep a couple separately. To grow these birds, a considerable amount of space is required in order for them to fly in a cage. Aratins always need fresh branches. They have a strong beak and therefore need to gnaw something, if there are no branches, then the wooden parts of the cage will not last long.
Feeding: In the wild, parrots feed on plant food and live in tropical forests. The main food is a grain mixture of the same composition as for budgerigars.