Blue & Gold Macaw’s

Our Gorgeous Blue & Gold Macaw’s

 

Beautiful, captivating, intelligent and majestic Blue and Gold Macaws (Ara Ararauna) have held a place as one of the most popular large Parrots for years. These brightly coloured birds have so much more to offer then just a pretty face they are full of personality as well. They are indeed one of the more recognizable birds in the world and a popular pet for people who can handle a large parrot that demands attention.

 

  • Our Gorgeous Macaw’s are very friendly and love to chat, although they are very protective over one and other.
  • Blue and Gold Macaw’s make awesome pets, if cared for correctly they will not only be your pet they will be your best friend.
  • Blue & Gold Macaw’s are a larger Parrot therefore they are likely to live anywhere from 60-80 years, provided they are in a happy & healthy environment.

 

Diets and Feeding:

Considering most macaw owner do not have the access to most foods found in nature, veterinarians generally advise to met their nutritional needs to generally have  a pellet based diet. it is typically recommended that pellets make up about 65 percent of a blue and gold macaw’s diet, though care must be taken to get high-quality pellets. If 65 percent of a macaw’s diet should be high-quality pellets, another 30 percent should be a variety of fruits and vegetables. Though wild macaws feast on seeds and nuts, they contain too much fat to be given in large amounts. Seeds should comprise no more than 5 percent of a macaw’s diet. Every Morning our Blue and Gold Macaw’s get a variety of mixed Fruit and Vegetables along with their Vetafarm Nutri Blend and a top up of their Sun Flower Seeds. We also do pop in a few nuts for our Macaw’s to snack on. we do have here an automatic watering system so all our birds have a shower and their water bowls filled up once or twice a day depending on the heat. The Fruits and Vegetables we feed our Macaw’s consist of:

  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Passion Fruit
  • Paw paw
  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Beetroot
  • Corn Cobs
  • Carrots
  • Snow Peas
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli

To ensure our Blue and Gold Macaw’s are Happy & Healthy we do make sure we are very consistent with their diets and make sure they get the correct amount of Nutrients and sustainable amount of Water, to also ensure their babies are healthy too.

 

 

In the wild, Blue and Gold Macaws enjoy a wide range from Panama in Central America extending into almost every country of Northern South America. Blue and Gold Macaws typically live in forests near rivers and swamps, though they can be found in savannas if tall trees are available. Most often seen in pairs, the Macaws will gather in large flocks at certain times of the year and during morning and evening foraging for food. Blue and Gold Macaws are large birds and can reach lengths of up to 83cm from the beak to the end of the tail feathers. Their wingspan can reach an astounding 102cm or more and they typically weigh over 1kg at maturity.