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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crystal - 2009-09-10
I just adopted a 14 year old blue and gold macaw named Rocky. He is the funniest little man I have ever owned. I'm still learning his personality, and his "bad manners" which aren't that bad. He loves music and to be talked to all the time. Rocky loves to eat pasta and pistachios. The one thing that I do appreciate that he doesn't do a lot is squawk. His time is between 11 in the morning to 7 at night but it isn't constant (maybe like 5-7 times a day). I can't wait to see what else he comes out with. These are the smartest birds I have yet to meet.

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  • John - 2010-08-31
    Wow good for you.
  • clarianne - 2010-11-01
    They are smart birds but have you learned the do's and dont's of what not to do with the gold and blue macaw. Check it out. Nice characteristics of what it does.
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Samantha - 2009-03-11
Hi bird lovers, My name is Smantha. Well I don't have a Blue and Gold Macaw, but am most definitely thinking of buying one. Though I do have a few questions. The first one would be, if I dedicate my hours to the precious little fellow, will (s)he still scream a lot? The second one would be, are they stubborn to train at all? The last question would be, can adults be taught to socialize without getting so stressed out that they fly away? It would be wonderful if anyone could answer these few questions, so I can be serious about buying one of these beauties. Thank You!

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  • aadi - 2010-02-22
    Hi there, you should buy this bird. This bird does not ask for you to pay attention the whole time. It is very family bird and ready to learn any time. You can reseach about this bird online that have a lot of information about this bird and its behaviour. So before you get it, read... bye, tk
  • Jane - 2010-03-13
    I just posted advice to people considering getting a blue and gold (or any parrot) & I hope you'll read it. Blue and golds are awesome, but they do require a lot of time for everyone to be happy. Regarding screaming a lot - well, screaming is a normal part of their nature & if they see something that disturbs them, they will let out a loud scream no matter how well trained they are, but I think that a well rounded bird does not scream a lot. Mine only yells out maybe once every couple of days - it's usually when he sees something like a bird outside of the window (they are territorial). It is a piercing scream though, so startles me every time he does it, lol.
  • shyanna - 2010-05-03
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  • KARLEEN - 2010-06-19
    In my realm of experience with a Blue and Gold macaw and other parrots, each has their own personality and relationship with their owners/families. Macaws by nature love to vocalize; not particularly for attention or to make contact calls, but just for the pure joy of it. My macaw, Picasso, although he talks a lot is relatively quiet, but when he hears me drive up to the mail box at the end of the road, he makes sure you hear his "Hi". However, I don't believe that your bird will scream for attention; macaws are not "needy" as some cockatoos are. Make sure that your bird has a variety of interesting foods to eat while you are gone plus several chewing and play toys. Macaws like to keep busy. Screaming is often a sign of boredom and frustration. Give him lots of "out of the cage" time when you're home. These are simple things that can make a world of difference in your bird's excess and loud vocalizing. As far as being "stubborn to train" you will find that Blue and Gold macaws just love to please you and learn new tricks. Praise and rewards are your key to success. Don't expect an overnight success, especially with a youngster; but start with simple tasks like going to his perch to get his treat; then maybe a high-5 to get a reward. Picasso likes to give kisses, both with his velvet tongue on your cheek and vocally. He has learned to go his big swing in his flight when told to "go to your swing". He really connects with the reward for his actions. There are some good training books and videos online. Macaws love to perform and they love praises that follow. My one suggestion is to always keep in mind that you are nourishing and educating an overactive and precocious 4 year old with the attention span and temperament of a two year old. But oh so lovable and hug-able.
  • Terry bong - 2010-09-25
    Hello, the blue and gold macaw parrots are the best. I am willing to give out 8 other parrots for adoption maybe if you are interested, I will offer any to you.
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reva - 2007-06-10
This is a wonderful site. The photos are beautiful, especially of the blue and gold macaw. I can see why people become bird enthusiasts. RAM Savannah, GA

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  • Terry bong - 2010-09-25
    Hello, the blue and gold macaw parrots are the best. I am willing to give out 8 other parrots for adoption maybe if you are interested, I will offer any to you.
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Brandy - 2010-08-27
I have a question for anyone I have a 4 month old blue and gold baby macaw and her eyes are black and a lil white in them but they have a little red also is it something I need to worry about? Please let me know.. asap.

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tina - 2010-05-06
Hi ya there I have got a blue and gold macaw nine months old only had her for a month and was wondering if any one had any ideas the outside bit of her throat under her beak looks a little bit red on either side and was just wondering if any one had any ideas what it could be as all round the hole looks red.

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Letty - 2010-01-25
Hello all. Well I'm getting a male B&G, he is 7 months old and was weaned by the person I'm buying from. My question is I'm wondering if once I bring him home will he consider me as his mommie/owner. Will he still be considered as a young/baby that will be allow me to handle him or will I have to work with him. Is this still an age where they consider you their mommie, or will he already be use to this breeder and I will have to work with him and train him to trust me.


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  • Mike Hodges - 2010-03-03
    All birds require some time investment and some work for them to trust you. Trust is the key word. Being a young bird, in a very short time, with a little love and some time investment, it won't be long before your B&G will be your best pal. Half the time mine follows me around like a puppy. It's pathetic...but we love him and wouldn't trade him for anything. You'll be glad you invested the time later on. Good luck.
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Lannette - 2009-05-09
I have a beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw, and she has been part of the family for 20 years now, her name is Lacy. When I first looked at her at the pet store it was love at first sight. I spent every Sunday at the pet store to visit and feed her, even though there was "Do Not Touch Signs" BIRD WILL BITE, (she had several differnt homes (5) and they would always bring her back due to biting) all over her cage.Each Sunday she would eat out my hands and we became close. Then one Sunday the manager at the pet store came to me and told me I would never see her again because she was going to shipped to another store because this store was closing. Needless to say she became part of our family that day, the pet store deliverd her, cage, food and vet. visits for 1 year that afternnon. The love grew, and she greets me with hello every afternoon when I get home from work. Lacy is very spoiled by my husband and I and we love her very much, so proud to have her in our family.

Lannette

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Cathy - 2009-02-13
I was very fortunate to have a blue and gold macaw at one time. Her name was Jammie and she was my world. I was fortunate enough to live across the street from a man who raised macaws and was responsible for training Officer Bird. I worked for a vet who was an avian vet and had acquired my first macaw who was very very deformed and was not expected to live more than 2 months. He was given to me and named Mikey due to the fact he loved food...."give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything" Mikey live to a ripe old age of 11 months and he had a wonderful life. But I was crushed when he left me so I cried all the time and was very depressed. I started being drawn to the neighbor across the street due to the fact he raised macaws, amongst other birds. He started teaching m how to train them and how to deal with their behaviors. Very very much to my surprise, one day him and his wife called me into their livingroom and had a tiny 4 wk old baby and asked what I thought.....well, I was so happy to be able to play with a tiny baby. They then told me that she was mine....they were going to allow me to buy her. I told them I couldn't afford her but thank you. They told me that they would take $300 for her and payments of whatever I could afford. I was so shocked and thankful and agreed to pay them off as soon as possible. They allowed me to take her at that time. I was so scared for some reason after losing Mikey I was afraid I would do something wrong that would make her die. I kept her in a box on my bed next to me and for the first 2 weeks I think she hated me or so it seemed. We came to finally love each other and what a relationship that was. She and I would talk to each other all the time and every night when I got home from work we would have an hour of playtime. That belonged to her....always. Times got rough and I had to have a "friend" watch her for me and while watching her....she decided to move and then make her number unlisted. I miss Jammie so much and would give anything to find her. I will never forget her .....

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maartje - 2009-01-26
Jennifer,
please see your answer at the community forum. Search for my name

Maartje

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armando - 2009-01-24
I have a B&G Male aprox.12 years old, at times he could be the sweetest but other times he just wants to scream. I purchased him from a family that did not have enough time for him anymore because of their childrens activities. They had him since little together with a female scarlet macaw. Unfortionaly, about two years, ago the scarlet macaw flew away after 29 years. So needless to say, they were very sad.
I have an african congo grey, eclectus male & female, and a catalina macaw. I tried putting him together with my catalina but they just fight for must of the day, and I just don't have the time to re-train the B&G to get along with the rest of my birds.
So if any body is interested in a smart big and good looking male B&G that talks in
english & spanish, e-mail me for pictures and will talk price. I also have a cage with cover if you need it. Thanks

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  • Susie - 2010-03-17
    Hi there, We would be very interested in the B&G macaw. We recently lost Diego, who we adopted 6 years ago. We know we cannot replace him, but we are eager to replace the experience of living with one of these birds again. We have a large home, large yard, live in the Colorado mountains and have a lot of love to give. Please email pictures, and more info on the B&G's personality, habits, likes and dislikes. Many thanks
  • Susie - 2010-03-17
    Hi there, We would be very interested in the B&G macaw. We recently lost Diego, who we adopted 6 years ago. We know we cannot replace him, but we are eager to replace the experience of living with one of these birds again. We have a large home, large yard, live in the Colorado mountains and have a lot of love to give. Please email pictures, and more info on the B&G's personality, habits, likes and dislikes. Many thanks
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