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(Ara ararauna) 

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 two most noticeable feather colors of blue and gold macaws are the source of their common name. Their normal coloration is green on the forehead, fading to teal blue on the back, tail, and wings. Bright golden yellow can be seen on the chest, bottom of the wings, and belly.

These birds have broad black beaks and a black feather patch directly beneath their beaks. Their eyes are surrounded by small black feather rings, and the majority of their face is covered in white patches of skin.

As a monotypic species, blue and gold macaws consist of just one type of bird. However, according to experts in birds, there are actually two variants or subspecies. The Bolivian blue and gold macaw is a larger bird with more colorful plumage.


Character & Behavior

Blue and gold macaws are excellent pets due to their friendliness and even-tempered sweetness. They have advantages in terms of intelligence, learning capacity, and communication skills.

Blue and gold finches are excellent at acclimating to various humans and other birds when given the opportunity to mingle with a range of individuals. The blue and gold bird is excellent for stunts. They frequently steal the show at bird shows, and many owners may even take them for errand runs using car seats and bird leashes.

These macaws may behave amicably about the house. They love to be close to their owners and enjoy the spotlight. While observing the activities around them from their perch, they are also content.

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