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Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Northern Stranglethorn [10-30], The Cape of Stranglethorn [10-30]

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 8,000

Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw)
Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw)
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Drop: Bloodsail Pirates

Zone: Stranglethorn Vale

Hyacinth Macaw

Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw)

Item Level 20

Binds when used

Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss your bird.

Sell Price: 10silver

Prior to The Shattering, the Hyacinth Macaw dropped from Bloodsail Mage, Bloodsail Swashbuckler, Bloodsail Warlock, Bloodsail Sea Dog, and Bloodsail Deckhand in Stranglethorn Vale.

After Patch 4.0.3a this pet became a zone drop in Northern Stranglethorn and The Cape of Stranglethorn.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Attacks the enemy with 1-3 blades of wind, dealing 197 Flying damage per attack.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Wildly flails at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Beast damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 2

Increases your critical strike chance by 75% for 3 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Critter damage and increases your speed by 75% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Creates a cyclone which has a 35% chance to deal 118 Flying damage to the enemy team each round.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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There are other more common birds with the same moveset and "better" breeds, but B/B is still fine against most Aquatics where this moveset works, and imagine the insane grind if this were available in many different and "better" breeds? With my luck I would kill 5000 mobs and have an H/B drop instead of the P/P or S/S I may have been hoping for... I own two of these in real life and unfortunately the battle pet looks more like a hawk than a parrot. Still a sentimental favorite. 

Nov 21, 2018 at 11:58am | Edits: 2 | Alleria-us | Pets: 638 Compare collections | Score: 4632
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Went to STV this evening, just after 4 kills I get my bird. She is so pretty!

Dec 23, 2017 at 9:03pm | Edits: 0 | Azgalor-us | Pets: 1208 Compare collections | Score: 8079
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I remember when I got this drop, back in vanilla when I was playing my first toon. I vendored it for 10s. The replacement, after I became a collector, cost me 10k gold. Ahh, the memories.

Dec 22, 2017 at 11:19am | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-us | Pets: 1175 Compare collections | Score: 9063
Top RaterArlandria 
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I've been farming off and on for a few months. Also watching AH, made a bid on one today and actually got it for 15 silver....OMG so fun!

Nov 10, 2017 at 9:37pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-us | Pets: 1221 Compare collections | Score: 9171
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After 27.2k kills I finally got this from a bloodsail pirate. I was originally planning to sell this, but now when I have it, I don't think I'm going to.


At first I killed about 17000 Bloodscalp trolls in Zul'Kunda ruins in Northwestern Stranglethorn, but then I moved to a very good spot around southeast from Gurubashi arena. There are 3 spots there with bloodsail pirates and they spawn pretty quickly too. They also drop a lot of silk cloth which is really nice.

Apr 28, 2016 at 11:28pm | Edits: 0 | Chamber of Aspects-eu | Pets: 37 Compare collections | Score: 179
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I am a serious pet collector. I got this Hyacinth Macaw in Northern Stranglethorn farming near the Venture Company Base Camp today. It was a nice surprise. I have been playing since vanilla and never managed to get one. This one is going to 10k on my server, but there is no way I will give this bird up. Good Luck !

Aug 7, 2014 at 12:27am | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-us | Pets: 764 Compare collections | Score: 4301
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I got this while farming for Venture Co. mobs for Booty Bay rep. If you're going to farm for this, these are great mobs as they spawn quickly enough and also have a possibility of dropping the First Mates Hat and the Razzashi Hatchling. :). Happy Hunting.

Aug 5, 2014 at 2:35pm | Edits: 0 | Chromaggus-us | Pets: 650 Compare collections | Score: 3330
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I found this one on AH for 1400g! 

Talk about luck! 

May 13, 2014 at 12:20pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-eu | Pets: 1188 Compare collections | Score: 7937
Top RaterVek 
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A healthy,  weak power bird with a less than optimal ability set. It might be rare and a beautiful bird, but for pet battles look for another bird. There are birds with better stat distribution and there are birds with same abilities but better positioning of them.

Feb 4, 2014 at 5:52pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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I was farming on one of my alts, and didn't realize i had gotten this beautiful bird.  At the time, they were worth around 20-22k, which was more money than i have ever seen for a single item.  However, after playing with it, I wouldn't trade it for the world.  I love this bird! :p

Nov 7, 2013 at 1:22pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 19 Compare collections | Score: 82
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This one completely blindsided me. A few months ago, I saw one on the Black Market AH for 1k, and no one had bid on it. Got outbid in less than an hour. Then, the other day, I was doing the Ft Livingston quests on a lowbie, and got one off of an ogre that ambushed me. To think, if I had gotten off the path, he would have walked right by me.

Oct 23, 2013 at 12:45am | Edits: 0 | Terenas-us | Pets: 1093 Compare collections | Score: 7703
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Was making a plan to start farming this when i spotted one on the AH.

For 500g.


I snatched that deal faster than you can say Hyacinth Macaw!

Oct 6, 2013 at 11:16pm | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-us | Pets: 1420 Compare collections | Score: 9270
Top RaterJaleeni 
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I think I got pretty lucky with this one. I was just out skinning and it dropped from a tiger. Not even two hours later when I switched to an alt to quest in the same area, a second one dropped from yet another tiger. I wanted to sell it, but knowing that I would probably never get that lucky again, I gifted it to my fiance. It made his day. :)

Sep 29, 2013 at 8:09am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 304 Compare collections | Score: 1297
Top RaterBiffaboy 
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Finally got this!

Aug 26, 2013 at 7:15pm | Edits: 1 | Chamber of Aspects-eu | Pets: 444 Compare collections | Score: 1990
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i feel almost as if i got it as a drop from how rare it might be to obtain this from the AH for only 1k gold.  gonna have this out as often as i can remember to summon a pet.  and as soon as they put epic stones in the game, this is my first epic upgrade.

Aug 24, 2013 at 12:39am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 642 Compare collections | Score: 3144
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I actually got this as a drop while questing on my very first toon back when BC had just opened! My husband used to make fun of me for learning it as a companion instead of putting it on the auction house for thousands of gold (I had no idea at the time how rare it was). Needless to say, now that he is collecting pets of his own, he is V. Jealous of mine! It's still one of my favorites.

Jun 27, 2013 at 11:20am | Edits: 0 | Durotan-us | Pets: 1638 Compare collections | Score: 12930
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I was leveling a warrior alt in Norther Stranglethorn, and had him drop off a tiger.  It was amazing!

Jun 19, 2013 at 7:34pm | Edits: 0 | Borean Tundra-us | Pets: 791 Compare collections | Score: 4445
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I just now looted this from a Bloodscalp at the Ruins of Zul'Kunda (Northern Stranglethorn)  while I was farming for a Razzashi Hatchling. Guess I got lucky on the Hyacinth because I got it at 83 kills. Still farming for the Razzashi though ... sigh.

May 17, 2013 at 5:05am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 151 Compare collections | Score: 659
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This pet is still one of the most unique looking pets in the game, as far as colouring.  I purchased it for 6500g during WOLK even though it was (at the time) the rarest pet in the game.  I was disappointed when pet battles where introduced and it was reduced to rare quality, but if epic pet stones are introduced, this one will be my first upgrade lol.

Apr 18, 2013 at 12:53am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1108 Compare collections | Score: 8864
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Ok am torn I feel bad but bought it anyway on Sen'Jin I got this one for 10GP yes that is 10 not 10000.00. Guess was my lucky day and someone else mistyped.

Apr 5, 2013 at 6:04pm | Edits: 0 | Sen'jin-us | Pets: 1582 Compare collections | Score: 12145
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The jungle trolls train these birds to mimic calls for help in order to lure unsuspecting travelers into traps.
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