Hello, I am new to the macaw and the bird world in general. I come a background w/ reptiles with a focus in Panther chameleons but after some thought, I wanted to get into the world of macaws. From my research i've found w the large macaws there are the 7 species and have been trying to read up on the differences and similarities between them. Though I did have some questions about them. Ill break it down by species. Blue & Gold: These seem to be the most common of the large macaws, is there a reason behind it? Was it their coloration that brought them to popularity? Availability or maybe their personalities by comparison? Green wing: These also seem to be up their in terms of popularity my same questions for the B/G would apply to these as well. Scarlet: From my research it seems like these can be more aggressive then some of their cousins. I would imagine it is on a bird to bird case but often times I see the words like beaky and nippy used to describe them. Because of this would it be wise to steer clear of them as a potential first? Hyacinth: My biggest question is why their price point is so high? I understand theyre the largest, is that the reason behind it? In the panther chameleon world the more expensive "locales" (there are no sub-species) was strictly due to there just not being as many breeders, is that the case here? Blue throat and Buffon's/Great Green: These guys seem to be the most rare but often their price doesnt reflect that. Why are these guys not so often found especially the great greens I couldnt find much info on them specifically or any breeders that had postings for them. Military: I don't have many questions on these guys specifically as they sort of seem like theyre on the middle of the road in terms of popularity. But any additional information or unique traits for them or any of the above I would love to know. I know this ran sort of long but I am very curious to learn more about these guys individually, so that when I am ready to make a decision and a purchase I will be fully prepared.