The Blue and Gold Macaw is a bird that lives in tropical rain forests of Central and South America. In appearance it resembles the parrot. Its feathers are blue and gold and its forehead is dark green. When the Macaw is young its eyes are dark, but when it gets older its eyes begin to lighten to a light yellow. The Blue and Gold Macaw is 34-36 inches (about 3 ft.)long. Its wingspan is 41-45 inches(about 3 and a half ft.). The Macaw's weight is an average of 900-1,200 grams (around 1 pound). The Blue and Gold Macaw can live to be one hundred years old.
The Macaw eats mainly fruits. Its beak is made in a hook shape to peel the shells off of the harder fruits that it eats. The beak is also helpful for holding fruits both soft and hard while flying. The beak is key to the Macaws survival.
An interesting fact about the Blue and Gold Macaw is that when it gets excited its face gets flushed.
You can keep Blue and Gold Macaws as pets. If you are looking for a male or female the female generally has a smaller head than the male. Macaw's requires a lot of attention and can be trained to talk. It needs large space due to their large size. The Blue and Gold Macaw can be very loud. The prices range from 800.00 to 2,000.00 dollars. The Blue and Gold Macaw might not be the bird for you, but I have a bird and they are a wonderful pet.