Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw)

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  • Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw)
  • Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
  • Sell Price: 10s
A Hyacinth Macaw pet.

Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw) teaches you how to summon Hyacinth Macaw, a parrot companion. It is the first epic-quality companion obtainable outside of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. The second one is  [Crawling Claw] which is only obtainable through Archaeology. This item is bind to account, which makes the Hyacinth Macaw the only tradeable epic companion.


Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw) has a small chance of dropping off any mob in Northern Stranglethorn and The Cape of Stranglethorn. The drop rate has not been published, but it is estimated to be extremely low.

Pet Journal

The jungle trolls train these birds to mimic calls for help in order to lure unsuspecting travelers into traps.


flying Flying: Gains 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
+50% damage from Magic -33% damage from Beast
Level 1 Level 2 Level 4
[Slicing Wind] [Hawk Eye] [Lift-Off]
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[Thrash] [Adrenaline Rush] [Cyclone]
Level 10 Level 15 Level 20


This companion used to only drop from the various Bloodsail pirates in Stranglethorn Vale. Its drop chance was extremely low—some estimated it to be as low as 1 in 10,000. Because it dropped only rarely from a limited pool of mobs, it was notoriously difficult to farm and could sell for tens of thousands of gold on some realms (new players sometimes mistakenly sold it for a low price on the auction house; it was later changed from common to epic quality to help prevent this). In patch 4.0.3a this companion became a zone drop, presumably making it easier to obtain and lowering its value.

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