Blue and Yellow Macaw


Species Overview
COMMON NAMES: Blue and gold macaw, blue and yellow macaw


ADULT SIZE: 33 inches from beak to tail feathers, wingspan can reach 40 inches or more, and they typically weigh over 2 pounds

LIFE EXPECTANCY: Can live 60 or more years, although most live about 30 years; some blue and golds have lived up to 100 or more

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Origin and History

In the wild, blue and gold macaws partake in a wide reach from Panama in Central America, stretching out into pretty much every nation of northern South America. They have additionally been presented in Puerto Rico.

Blue and golds commonly live in the timberlands close to streams and bogs, however they can be found in a green savannah on the off chance that it has tall trees. Regularly going two by two, macaws will accumulate in huge herds at specific seasons or will get together during the morning and evening hours to scrounge for food.

Wild blue and golds are a jeopardized species. Quite a bit of their populace decrease in the wild has been because of natural surroundings annihilation, hunting, and catching. Unfortunately, before hostage rearing projects, these youthful birds were frequently taken straightforwardly from the home and sold for the pet exchange. Numerous cautious guardians kicked the bucket ensuring their infants, and numerous youthful parrots didn’t endure.

Since 1935, the blue and golds have been reared effectively in the U.S. Raisers are promptly accessible, and their predominance makes them one of the more reasonable enormous parrots.


Their amiability and even, sweet attitude makes blue and gold macaws an incredible pet. Their knowledge, eagerness to learn, and talking capacity are an or more.

When permitted to associate with an assortment of individuals, blue and golds do very well adjusting to various individuals and different birds. The blue and gold is a fabulous bird for stunts. They’re a well known main event at bird shows, and numerous proprietors might even take them out in and out of town with the assistance of bird chains and vehicle seats.

Around the house, these macaws might carry on like well disposed canines. They appreciate being close to their proprietors and search out consideration. They are additionally content on their roost, watching the movement around them.

Discourse and Vocalizations

Blue and gold macaws are fit for ear-breaking calls, which are generally not valued by close neighbors. They are not the most ideal decision for the individuals who live in lofts and condos or on the other hand on the off chance that you have little youngsters who are surprised by clamor.

This bird is an extraordinary talker; it can adapt rapidly and plans to please. Preparing is somewhat straightforward as long as you are reliable. They can get familiar with a jargon of around 20 words and expressions. Given the clearness of their voice, many individuals think of them as one of the most incredible talking parrots.

Blue and Gold Macaw Colors and Markings

Blue and gold macaws get their normal name from their two most noticeable plume tones. They normally have a green temple, blurring into a blue-green blue that covers the scruff, back, tail, and wings. The chest and underside of the wings and paunch are a dazzling brilliant yellow.

These birds have huge dark mouths and a dark fix of plumes just under its bill. White patches of skin embellished with rings of little dark quills encompass their eyes and cover a large part of the face.

Blue and gold macaws are monotypic, which means there is just one bird that falls into the species. In any case, bird specialists recommend that there are two varieties or subspecies. These are the Bolivian blue and gold macaw, a bigger bird with a greater amount of a real blue shading than the average turquoise, and the blue-throated macaw, which has a blue-green blue throat rather than a dark throat.

This bird is a monomorphic animal types, which means guys and females are scarcely recognizable from one another. Many accepted that the male has a compliment head, and the female has a smaller bill; the best way to demonstrate the sex of this macaw is through careful or hereditary sexing.

Really focusing on a Blue and Gold Macaw

Like most macaws, the blue and gold blossoms with consideration from its proprietor and will shape a solid bond with its relatives. Set aside effort to mingle these birds appropriately and to furnish them with sufficient mental incitement; else, they may depend on shouting out of fatigue.

These rowdy birds require an enclosure that is at any rate no less than 5-feet tall and something like 3-or 4-feet wide and long. The bird needs heaps of space to extend its wings, jump and move around, and keep itself involved.

A few proprietors even have a committed, bird-safe room. Since these birds chew on nearly anything, eliminate electrical wires, gems, and wooden furnishings.

One more thought before you focus on getting this bird is the expense of proprietorship. Notwithstanding the expense of the bird, ponder the avian veterinarian charges, excellent feed, and the adornment costs for an enclosure, play stand, and toys.

Normal Health Problems

Macaws might be seemingly perpetual birds, in any case, similar to all parrots, they are inclined to a viral disease called macaw squandering condition and congested mouths.

Like different parrots, blue and golds might depend on self-mutilation by feather culling on the off chance that they feel dismissed or exhausted.

An even eating regimen and sufficient exercise are important to keep up with pet bird wellbeing. This bird is inclined to creating dietary issues like weight, greasy liver illness, and greasy growths.

Diet and Nutrition

In the wild, most macaws, including blue-and-gold macaws, eat an assortment of seeds, plant material, natural products, and nuts.

Hostage blue and gold macaws ought to get a fluctuated diet comprising of however many various kinds of new leafy foods as could reasonably be expected. The bird ought to likewise get a top notch pelleted diet for certain sound seeds, like flax, hemp, and chia. Keep away from many nut treats; these are high in fat.

Every macaw, contingent upon its size, will eat around 1/2 to 3/4 cup of parrot blend and around 1/2 to 3/4 cup of leafy foods consistently. You can take care of it once toward the beginning of the day after waking and at sunset before it rests. Eliminate all uneaten food before sleep time.

Organic products that are great to take care of to macaws incorporate apples, pears, plums, cherries, grapes, oranges, bananas, mangos, papayas, and berries. Solid vegetables incorporate carrots, yams, cucumbers, zucchini, and mixed greens. Never feed avocado, chocolate, or rhubarb; these food varieties are poisonous to birds. As an infrequent preparing treat, offer nuts like macadamias, pecans, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.


Male, Female, Both

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