Macaw has red, short hair that lacks sharp curves, giving the end of it a resemblance to feathers. The middle part of it, close to the eyebrows, has a white band and a bang in the middle that is black and white, which represents the scarlet macaw's beak.
She has yellow irises, and a slightly darker skin tone than most Friends. She wears a white neckerchief with red stripes, which likely represents the red "bands" that can be seen around the eyes of a macaw. The scarf is tied with a golden woggle, or neckerchief slide.
She has a blue dress shirt with two breast pockets. Its most notable feature is that it fades into green and yellow at the sleeves, which also have a feathery pattern sewed into them - this mimics the macaw's colorful feathers. She wears a long-sleeved shirt with red sleeves underneath.
She wears a red skirt with red leggings. The skirt in itself seems frilled, making it bear a slight resemblance to feathers, and is fastened with a black belt with a golden buckle, which has the Kemono Friends emblem printed on it. Finally, she has gray shoes, mimicking the gray feet of the scarlet macaw.
Like all other Friends, she possesses the traits of her respective animal alongside her humanoid body. Since she's a bird, she has the colorful wings of the scarlet macaw on her head, as well as a long tail.
In Real Life
Macaws are highly social and intelligent birds which mate for life. They're usually in pairs or small families which can join with others into flocks of up to 50 birds, often together with other macaw or parrot species. Their breeding season varies depending on location, but is usually between October and April. During that time, they lay around one to four eggs which hatch after little under a month. The young will leave the nest after another 14 weeks and stay with their parents until the next breeding season starts. Sometimes they will stay for longer and their parents will skip the next breeding season; the young are reach sexual maturity with around four years of age.
Scarlet Macaws are threatened by habitat loss. Even though the species is protected by law in all countries in its range, illegal poaching for food and their beautiful feathers is widespread. They're also often illegally captured due to their popularity as a pet. Their population is slowly decreasing in the wild but they're still rather common as pets, so they're listed as least concern.
Macaws make excellent pets and companions if properly cared for. They require a wide variety of nuts, seeds, flowers, leaves and other fresh greens for their diet. They're very playful birds and require a lot of toys, swings and space. They need at least two hours of out-of-cage time and aren't suitable for anyone who doesn't have enough time for a highly social and intelligent pet. While they can imitate speech, they're very loud and may disturb neighbors and infants. They are known to self-mutilate and pluck their own feathers if they're in a confined space or highly unsatisfied. Macaws can become "one person birds" if not properly trained, meaning they will only be loyal and trusting with one person and will become nervous and aggressive towards other humans up to the point where they will attack and bite them, especially when they're jealous of others interacting with their favorite person or wrongfully sensing danger. In captivity they can reach ages of up to 80 years so it can become even more of a problem should they outlive their trusted person.
- Scarlet Macaw was previously only known as "Macaw" at the time of her design reveal; her species was confirmed on 4th April 2018, when she debuted in Pavilion.