Beautiful, captivating, intelligent, and majestic, blue and gold macaws are among 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. They are extraordinary pets for people who can handle a large parrot that demands attention.
One of the most readily available macaws and one of the most inexpensive blue and gold macaws are pets’ popular choices.
The vibrant coloring and talking ability make the blue and yellow macaw a good choice for a pet. But owners have to be dedicated in their interaction with the bird to get the best companionship out of it. Also, the loud vocalizations and large size make it a wrong choice as an apartment pet.
They will require a roomy cage, at least 3’x2’x5′. Provide sturdy perches, toys, both for playing and chewing. You can dedicate a room in your house for your bird, or you can put it in an outdoor aviary. Let it spend some time, preferably a minimum of 2-3 hours outside the cage.
Their sociability and even sweet disposition make 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.
Around the house, these macaws may act like friendly dogs. They enjoy being near their owners and seek out attention. They are also content on their perch, watching the activity around them.
Give your blue and gold commercially made pellet and seed mixes specially prepared for macaws. They also may like something that you’re having, and you can feel free to share as long as the food is nutritious. Chicken can be a good source of protein and also falls in the favorite foods category.
Avoid feeding the bird chocolate and avocado as both of these are toxic to them.
Replace the food and water dishes daily with clean ones. The floor of the cage needs to be washed every other week, while the perches and toys should be washed every week.
Do complete disinfection of the whole cage at least once a year.
Bathe your pet every day either with a mist spray or a birdbath and let it dry out in the sun.
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