Blue & Gold Macaw
Blue and Gold Macaws (also known as the blue-and-yellow macaw,) Beautiful, captivating, intelligent, and majestic, blue and gold macaws are one of the most popular large parrots. These brightly colored beauties have much more to offer than just a pretty face; they are full of personality and comical charm. They are one of the more recognizable birds in the world and are an extraordinary pet for people who can handle a large parrot that demands attention.
The Blue-and-yellow macaws from beak to tail is between 34 to 36 inches. The coloring is blue on the back and wings. The chest and legs being a golden yellow. Their forehead and head are a blue/green coloration. Their beaks are black, and they have a white-skinned face with small black feathers in unique patterns for each bird. They do blush as people do on the whites of their face when extremely excited or stressed.
Blue-and-yellow macaws have a sweet loving personality and playful attitude. As with all parrots, they must be socialized to keep this personality they’re so well known for.
They live 60 to 85 years, and some even older due to modern healthier diets, exercise, and mental stimulation. Macaws are not a parrot for first-time bird owners, and a lot of thought and consideration should go into the idea of getting one for a companion bird.
Their sociability and even, sweet disposition makes blue and gold macaws a great pet. Their intelligence, willingness to learn, and talking ability are a plus.
When allowed to socialize with a variety of people, blue and golds do very well adapting to different people and other birds. The blue and gold is a fantastic bird for tricks. They’re a popular headliner at bird shows, and many owners may even take them out around town with the help of bird leashes and car seats.
Feeding & Care
Do not feed birds fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, onions, apple seeds, uncooked beans, uncooked rice, alcohol or caffeine as these can cause serious medical problems, and kill them.
We feed our Blue and Gold Macaws a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, fresh kale, broccoli, carrots, apples, and peppers. All fruits and vegetables must be thoroughly washed to remove any harmful chemicals before being fed to the bird. We also feed a variety of Uccello seeds, pellets, and nuts. Feeding pet birds the right foods is essential for their health. A balanced diet based on sound bird nutrition recommendations is the key. Balancing a parrot’s diet from the beginning may prevent many health and behavior problems.
They need a lot of daily social interaction so they can bond with your “flock” both direct face to face, and indirect just being around the family.
They can be very destructive, which is why they need a variety of toys to keep them mentally stimulated and from getting bored, which can lead to self-mutilation.
They need a variety of different sized perches to help exercise and stretch their feet.