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Blue and Gold Macaw
Intelligent and social, these large birds are known for their loud vocalizations and ability to bond with people. They require lots of attention and space from the average pet-owner.
Macaws need a varied diet of seeds, nuts and fruit.
Tropical South America. There is also a breeding colony near Miami, Florida.
Many species of macaw are extinct or endangered in the wild. International trade of all macaw species is regulated.
- This macaw generally mates for life. It is popular in the pet trade because of its ability to talk. Its beak is extremely strong and is used for cracking nuts and hanging from trees.
Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Psittaciformes, Psittacidae, Psittacinae, Arini
Place of Birth
Forests and woodlands of South America
30 – 34 inches long, 2-3 lbs.
Blue wings and tail with yellow bellies and green forehead