Animal Stories - Blue and Gold Macaw

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The beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw is a champion of large Macaws in color and personality!
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Michelle - 2012-05-23
I bought a blue and gold, supposed to be a female, she's 9, have had her about 1 1/2 yrs and she has never layed an egg, is she supposed to be or could she be a male? Other then that she is a very good bird, talk like you wouldn't believe. I have counted 50 or more things she says, and she seems to learn quickly, you tell her to dance and she dances, you make noises at her and she repeats them, she loves to go for rides in the car or walks in the yard, she's like my kid, me and granddaughter sing her a song 1 bella 2 bella and when we get to 4 she says 5 lol, she amazes me all the time, she screams then tells herself to shut up lol, she cracks up laughing and coughs most awesome pet I have ever owned, I also have a red lored amazon and he is quite the talker too, way too kewl, they are part of the family for sure, spoiled rotten

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  • Michelle - 2012-05-23
    Here r some things she says, hi, hello, bye bye, whats up, are you ok, mama, shut up, mmmmmmmmm is that good uh huh, good girl, bella, pretty bird, no. When u give her something and she drops it she says uh oh, pretty girl, thats good, when the phone rings she says hello, uh huh, uh huh, ok, alright, bye bye, she cracks up laughing which is so funny, she coughs, just like my sister in law lol, we count and get to 4, she says five, trying to get her to start at one. I make noises at her she repeats them, tell her to dance she dances, she sings the banana split song, la la la lalalala, this bird is very smart, no other word for her but amazing, she picks things up quite easily, she even calls my sons name, matttttttttt lol, shes my buddy I spend the whole day messing with her, she my baby thats for sure, I love this bird
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-23
    Parrots are absolutely amazing to me. I wouldn't be slanted in any way. They are definitely part of the family for sure. I have actually gotten into arguments with a couple of mine. OK Blue/Gold and egg laying. At some time she may lay an egg - just let her sit it if she wants. However, it may never happen. I have no idea why some female parrots will just lay an egg and others can be 35 years old and lay an egg for the first time. Others never do. Hormones - just have no idea. She could be a boy but it is usually the gals that talk the most - or she just doesn't feel any desire to lay an egg.
  • Michelle - 2012-05-23
    She also says, come here and come on and whatever, proud of her, can ya tell sorry gotta brag a bit, anything I say I guarantee ya that bird is going to repeat, spend alot of time with your bird and u will be amazed at what they can do, seems like everyday she says something new in the morning when I go past her cage, hello, mama, she's a trip says things at the moment she should, they say these birds have the mentality of a 5 yr old child I believe it, sometimes I tell her to come here and she says no and she don't come either lol truly an amazing animal and I'm sure anyone who owns one would agree with me on that on,
  • Michelle - 2012-05-23
    ty for the input charlie, thought about having her sexed, but not planning on breeding so not a big thing, maybe she will surprise me one day with an egg,
  • jolenne - 2012-10-28
    If you still have any questions and would like to talk you can reach me at I own two blue and golds and have alot of big and small bird experience.
gloria - 2012-08-15
I bought b g macaw the owner said it's about 2 yr old. They never had a lot of time with it as work. It seems to have took to my partener whose male, and it brings its food back up when he goes near. He can stroke its head and it will go on his arm, but if I go near it lunges at me and may bite my partener but if it's in cage I can go near and touch his beak but nothing else but if my partner comes by it gets ansty again. I want it to be a happy loving bird ,we have had it about 4 months,

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-15
    My guess here is that the blue/gold bonded with someone that looks like or reminds her of your partner.  Could be height, scent, hair color, voice - anything but the Blue Gold feels safe with your partner and is bonded.  The regurgitation is their way of saying 'I love you'.  A parrot doesn't have money or jewelry and can't buy things at a store so they give the only thing they have to give and that is their food.  Yes, inconvienant at times but you can just grab the beak and say 'love you but not hungry now'   I wouldn't reject or yell at the behavior as it is their way of saying how much they love you.  As for you - hey over time when the blue gold is more secure in your partners love - it may let you hold/pick up and pet but possibly not.  It has bonded pretty well with your partner but often they will accept other members of the flock.  If this blue gold has not been loved/socialized - maybe time will just solve all the problems.  if not - then let your parner love this creature and just go get a conure ---  Conures get along with all including the blue gold.  Get a young hand fed one from a breeder that is barely weaned.  One other thing - possibly you are getting the wrath of the blue gold for the neglect of the previous owner.  It may work out in time but I believe it is an older bird - past the age of two and has 'mated' with your partner. 
yolan - 2012-05-31
I am giving out a special pair of Blue and Gold Macaw Parrots to any loving and caring home due to my relocation . They are home raised and all registered. I have raised them from babies to maturity. These sweet macaws have a great vocabulary and they love to sing. . These birds shall be going out with a cage and a bird manual i have prepared to help any new home take good care of them.They are very friendly and will make perfect pets.Contact me for more information and pictures.
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  • kamran nawaz - 2012-06-01
    Hi its Kamran I am intrested in keeping your because I have lot of birds in my home. I love to keep them. I live in kolkatta if u think I am the right person then u can call me in this number 09831818806 or mail me
  • WARNING - 2012-09-19
    This is most likely a scam. There are lots of these going around on the web right now. They get you excited, ask you lots of questions, gain your trust. Then they say they want to ship the birds to your home. You wire them the money for shipping costs, but never get the birds. Please be very careful!
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-19
    Thank you for WARNING ---   sometimes things are there and I and others just do not see them.  I had a fella write me to purchase a male hyacinth but the bird was in some foreign country and had to go through quarantine.  I mean the hyacinth was free but the shipping was thousands.  I knew just enough to know there was no Hyacinth stuck someplace in the US Foreign Embassy.  But the way they write the ad or email - sounds so legitimate.  I have seen complete websites with total lists of baby birds that you canpurchase.  The prices are about 50% of what you can buy them for in the US.  One big problem - you can't buy them from anothe country and bring them here and these are scams.  Scary. 
B.Kaissy - 2012-08-18
Hello, please help me. I have an african grey parrot. I have a closed balcony its about 6m x 5m, and I want to buy a blue and gold macaw. Can I put them both in the balcony. My biggest fear is that they might fight and maybe one of the birds will stop talking. please reply soon. thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-18
    Sure you canput them together in that sized space.  I would make sure they both have their own area/peches toys etc. but they will get along - except for an occasional spat which the grey will win.  They will talk to you in human English and they will develop a language where they can talk to each other.  Blue/Golds are pretty easy going.  I'd introduce them in some neutral territory and watch them.  They are going to be like having two kids.  The blue gold will think the grey has the better toy and the grey will think the blue gold has the better food etc but they should  be just fine.  My macaw tells on the grey all the time but the grey will climb all over the macaws perch. 
  • B.Kaissy - 2012-08-18
    Thank you a lot for helping me. Heading tommorow to buy the blue gold :D
  • A.Khalil - 2012-08-30
    Thanks a lot too Already have the blue gold macaw Heading to buy african grey :P
Elysa - 2012-07-08
Love my bird. Want to set something for the rest of his life; after mine is over. Never would accept anyone in show business; who uses these birds for entertainment purposes..... I love my Mac and want only the best for him. Just want to put this out there; to see what happens...

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-09
    Some birds (parrots) are just very natural hams.  They love to goof around.  I had one that would hang by his wing from the ceiling fan and pretend he was dead and then was staring at what they thought was a dead bird, he would jump on them.  He learned to break out of the house.  Some parrots are like people - just natural entertainers. 
gail seebaran - 2012-07-06
Cocoluckes is my babylove my macaw.............

Theresa Pratt - 2012-04-15
Oh our blue and gold already says step up hello hi and far out and love you. He's trying to say other stuff just can't make it out yet. He or she is very well behaved. He feeds my large dog and my dog washed his face. He's beat my cat up and knocked him off the railing to the floor below. The guy is such a sweet little guy with a great personality. I need to know how long do you syringe feed them. I don't want him to become dependent on it and not want to eat on his own my neighbor said he should be eating so i've been trying to cut 1 feeding out and givng him the scrambbled eggs baked sweet potato cooked mixed vegetables fresh cooked green beans fresh fruit and he only knibbles

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-17
    From what I gather from your previous question - this little fella is about 10 months old. You can cut back his feedings to 60 cc before you or he goes to bed - just to make sure his belly is full before bed. Gradullay reduce him down to no feedings -- maybe reduce down 10 cc a night for a week. So first week 60 cc each night. Second week 50 cc's, third week 40 cc's. Are you giving him macaw seed mix? Also give him cracked walnuts, cheerios, ritz crackers with honey on them. Macaws eat a lot of protecin more so than vegatables. They do like cooked sweet potatoes but not really into a lot of fruits. Chicken, tuna, macoroni --- Sounds like you are having fun though.
Theresa Pratt - 2012-04-13
I have a blue and gold he or she is about 10 to 11 months should he be winged yet id not when do you wing a macaw he has a slight crooked beak not bad though tried to find the breeder with no luck wanted to see if he was always a small bird hope someone can help

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-13
    You do not have to clip a birds wings, however you do have to be careful if you take her outside. That is what the flight suits or harnesses are for. You don't want to have to catch her out of a tree. Show her safe landings like sofa or bed and teach her windows. All my macaws walked around the home. Vet clipped my cocatoos wing and she went to jump to me and broke her back. Many say clip and many say no.
Theresa Pratt - 2012-04-15
Hi I wanted to know at what age do you start to wean your baby. Ours is somewhere between 10 months and a yr we are still syrine feeding him 2 times a day. I've tried vegetables sweet potatos eggs but he barley picks at these are we doing something wrong what should he weigh at 1 yr old he looks small. I can't feel any ribs but you can feel his little breast bone

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-15
    If your little fella was in the wild - he would be pretty independent by now and fledged from the nest. They like their feedings and I think their humans like it also. However, you should be definitely starting to wean him now. I'd give him 60cc at night before you go to bed (or he does) just like crackers and cookies for a child. I would also feed him cracked walnuts - just get some walnuta and crack them in half - he will know what to do. Cheerios, dehydrated fruit/nut mix from Goldenfeast is great. Crackers with honey -
    So give him the 60cc before bed so you know he isn't hungry and let him eat on his own. How long - most would tell you tht he should be weaned by now. Me - I'd say let him have the 60cc till he sorta doesn't want it. Shouldn't be much longer.
Susan Lewis - 2012-03-25
I got my Blue and Gold Macaw last week, Cozmo is 15 years old and a welcome addition to our zoo. Cozmo belonged to a family that lived in Pennsylvania and they were moving and unable to keep him. He is very friendly and started talking for us the second day he was here. He has said about 15 different phrases and keeps surprising us with new comments every day. My personal favorite occured last night when all of a sudden in a very clear voice I hear 'Shut Up' coming from his cage. People must realize when they take a parrot into their care that you have a pet that could very well out live you. They demand alot of attention and care, and should never be bought on impulse. I have a dear friend that has a parrot rescue and helped me in getting Cozmo, I would never purchase a parrot, there are so many that are in need of good homes.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-26
    Parrots are definitely cxomplicated creatures and so intelligent, it is hard to believe. For whatever reason (although I believe I know the reason) they all seem to learn the words 'shut up' or 'quiet'. Of course they are never going to do it. Funny though. They always get the last word in.