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Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Northern Stranglethorn [25-30], The Cape of Stranglethorn [30-35]

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.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 32.4% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

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 137 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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Site MVPGwenolyn 
Rating: +12   [Report]
Farming the Hyacinth is a very rewarding experience (albeit long and tedious). Because when you finally get it, you get an awesome "I'm-really-a-hard-core-collector" feeling. People still whisper me when I have her out, and are amazed when I say I farmed it myself. Definately a prize to be treasured!

She is also a very beautiful pet.
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:46pm | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 911 Compare collections | Score: 5449
Rating: +11   [Report]
This pet was the one that got me into collecting when I first started. At a lowly lv 19, I had already decided this was the most awesome pet at that time (and is still even now one of the best imo). I checked AH often, and one day had the fortunate luck of seeing it on 40 silver buy out! Sure, that's not alot but I was new (read: n00blet or whatnot) so I sold all my gear to buy it! My heart goes out to those who still search for this beauty and I hope you get it!
Oct 21, 2009 at 10:07am | Edits: 0 | Khadgar-US | Pets: 664 Compare collections | Score: 3117
Rating: +9   [Report]
This pet needs his own Feat of Strength achievement, like Baron's mount.
Nov 11, 2009 at 7:38pm | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 208 Compare collections | Score: 0
Rating: +9   [Report]
This little fella is the same colour and model as Aotona, making it a perfect companion for hunters who've tamed her. And it's arguably the nicest parrot for Bloodsail Admirals. :)
Sep 27, 2009 at 5:44am | Edits: 0 | Defias Brotherhood-EU | Pets: 346 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterVek 
Rating: +8   [Report]

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
Rating: +6   [Report]
This was finally changed to epic rarity! While awesome to make sure you don't miss it if you are farming, sadly, the days of lowbies posting this on the AH for 3g are probably over. :(
Sep 26, 2009 at 11:31pm | Edits: 0 | Ravencrest-US | Pets: 828 Compare collections | Score: 4131
Rating: +6   [Report]
If you are going to farm this pet, be prepared for long long hours out there, and the occasional upset lvl 40 doing the pirates quests. Best thing to do is be respectful and not kill the captains if you see players around.
Sep 26, 2009 at 11:18pm | Edits: 0 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 2855
Rating: +4   [Report]
If you would like to see this bird live, check out Treasure an bird with a fitting name. She can be found on the boat from Ratchet to Booty Bay.
Sep 30, 2009 at 12:56pm | Edits: 1 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 673 Compare collections | Score: 3210
Site MVPAxarien 
Rating: +4   [Report]
It used to be that you would occasionally find this pet on the AH for very little money (I got mine for 24s) but now that it's epic rarity, those days are probably over. It never hurts to keep an eye out though, because a lot of people don't collect pets and might not be aware of it's value, especially since it drops in a lowbie area.

This is also a good pet to farm if you are rebuilding your Steamwheedle reputation after becoming a Bloodsail Admiral.
Sep 29, 2009 at 9:22am | Edits: 1 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 875 Compare collections | Score: 5188
Rating: +2   [Report]

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: 819 Compare collections | Score: 4884
Site MVPEarthsong 
Rating: +2   [Report]
Over the weekend I got a hold of the one pet I have been hunting for the past five years, Hyacinth Macaw. I couldn't speak in raid for hours because of my shear excitement :)

So for anyone out there reading this, all I can say is never give up, awesome things happen to the ones that wait!
Jun 18, 2011 at 2:03pm | Edits: 0 | Blackhand-US | Pets: 603 Compare collections | Score: 2602
Rating: +2   [Report]
If you're going to farm this pet, I recommend either a Death Knight or a Druid as there will usually be a lot of water between groups. The best spot I've found is directly south of Booty Bay, where there is a small camp on the beach and three boats filled with mobs that drop this beauty. A rough path can be found here: Link. Follow the path and go into the boats and you should find plenty of mobs.
Nov 14, 2009 at 11:52pm | Edits: 1 | Darkspear-US | Pets: 152 Compare collections | Score: 662
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 432 Compare collections | Score: 2094
Rating: +1   [Report]

I found this one on AH for 1400g! 

Talk about luck! 

May 13, 2014 at 12:20pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-EU | Pets: 682 Compare collections | Score: 3666
Rating: +1   [Report]

Finally got it on the ah, had to grind all night to get the gold.. Have to say though.. this was the one i had been waiting for.  I love my Macaw!!!

Jan 3, 2013 at 3:37pm | Edits: 0 | Suramar-US | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 3041
Rating: +1   [Report]
11k kills accordind to Rarity and no Macaw nor Hatchling. A kind soul gave me his extra Hatchling due to my frustration. I offered to help him rep farm the Bloodsail pirates in return for his kindness. Right at the end of our farming session it dropped, according to Rarity I was 13.2k kills. Thank goodness that's over, I never want to see Stranglethorn Vale again! On to the Azure Whelpling! In hopefully less than 13k kills...
Sep 8, 2012 at 7:47pm | Edits: 0 | Onyxia-US | Pets: 635 Compare collections | Score: 2731
Top RaterAradroj 
Rating: +1   [Report]
I was just talking to my husband and he was out on his rogue and my back was to him and he just grabbed my arm, spun me around and said look.... low and behold he had just gotten this drop! At least he was nice enough to give it to me ;)
Jan 15, 2012 at 9:38pm | Edits: 0 | Fizzcrank-US | Pets: 718 Compare collections | Score: 3773
Rating: +1   [Report]
Best farm location in Cape of Stranglethorn: 50,39
The pirates give Everlook, Gadgetzan and Ratchet rep, they're concentrated in a small area, and their numbers NEVER drop below 3. So as soon as you kill one, another one will instantly spawn.

Took 13,999 kills. (And in that time, not one Razzashi hatchling dropped... thank goodness I'd farmed him pre-cata when it still dropped from the instance.)

SOOO happy! And proud that I didn't give up and buy him! :)
Dec 13, 2011 at 5:07pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 614 Compare collections | Score: 3233
Site MVPGreenstar 
Rating: +1   [Report]
I'm not sure if it's as of 4.2, but the Hyacinth Macaw now makes parrot sounds when clicked.
Jul 9, 2011 at 3:07pm | Edits: 0 | Deathwing-US | Pets: 929 Compare collections | Score: 5552
Rating: +1   [Report]
I scan the AH every few hours when I'm on for pets I don't have and saw 2 Macaws up - one for 10,000g buyout, the other for 250g buyout. I've never smashed my mouse harder.

I'm now waiting to get a curse-filled whisper from the seller. :-)
Dec 19, 2010 at 10:30pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 447 Compare collections | Score: 2251
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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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