Blue and Gold Macaw

Origin:  Panama

Lifespan:  30-70 yrs, some have lives as long as 80 or more yrs

Height:  13”-36”

Talking:  Like most macaws, the blue-and-gold macaw is capable of making loud sounds and can be prone to screaming. You will not be able to hide this pet from a landlord, so understand the vocal abilities of this bird before you bring it home. There really is no way to make a screaming macaw cease and desist its vocalizations, especially around dusk, when parrots are most vocal. Blue-and-gold macaws are good talkers, able to repeat simple words and phrases.

Personality:  Macaws are a force to be reckoned with.  Everything about them is big, from their voices to their attitudes.  Even the mini macaws are big … on the inside! Colorful and often raucous, they call attention to themselves even when quiet.  Although macaws seem formidable and may bluster and carry on, those who share their lives with these magnificent friends know that they contain surprisingly soft and loving hearts and sensitive natures.  Macaw people adore their great friends to the very core of their being … and for good reason.  It only takes one gentle kiss from their giant beaks to open the stoniest of hearts.

Food:  Parrot mix, fruits/veggies

Care:  In the wild, most macaws, including blue-and-gold macaws, eat a variety of seeds, plant material, fruits, and nuts. The wild macaw’s diet tends to be high in fat, which is acceptable for a bird that spends its day flying through the rainforest, finding food, nesting, and rearing chicks.

Companion macaws are lucky to have a much easier life than their wild counterparts, but they miss out on the ability to forage for their food, a behavior that comes naturally. Macaws, including blue-and-gold macaws, thrive on a nutritionally balanced diet.  If a blue-and-gold macaw remains healthy, it can live upwards of 70 years. This is a bird that will be with you for a lifetime, and you should prepare for this possibility, which may even include a trust or a clause in your Will dedicated to the bird.

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Information

Origin:  Panama

Lifespan:  30-70 yrs, some have lives as long as 80 or more yrs

Height:  13”-36”

Talking:  Like most macaws, the blue-and-gold macaw is capable of making loud sounds and can be prone to screaming. You will not be able to hide this pet from a landlord, so understand the vocal abilities of this bird before you bring it home. There really is no way to make a screaming macaw cease and desist its vocalizations, especially around dusk, when parrots are most vocal. Blue-and-gold macaws are good talkers, able to repeat simple words and phrases.

Personality:  Macaws are a force to be reckoned with.  Everything about them is big, from their voices to their attitudes.  Even the mini macaws are big … on the inside! Colorful and often raucous, they call attention to themselves even when quiet.  Although macaws seem formidable and may bluster and carry on, those who share their lives with these magnificent friends know that they contain surprisingly soft and loving hearts and sensitive natures.  Macaw people adore their great friends to the very core of their being … and for good reason.  It only takes one gentle kiss from their giant beaks to open the stoniest of hearts.

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Care and Feeding

Food:  Parrot mix, fruits/veggies

Care:  In the wild, most macaws, including blue-and-gold macaws, eat a variety of seeds, plant material, fruits, and nuts. The wild macaw’s diet tends to be high in fat, which is acceptable for a bird that spends its day flying through the rainforest, finding food, nesting, and rearing chicks.

Companion macaws are lucky to have a much easier life than their wild counterparts, but they miss out on the ability to forage for their food, a behavior that comes naturally. Macaws, including blue-and-gold macaws, thrive on a nutritionally balanced diet.  If a blue-and-gold macaw remains healthy, it can live upwards of 70 years. This is a bird that will be with you for a lifetime, and you should prepare for this possibility, which may even include a trust or a clause in your Will dedicated to the bird.

Kaytee