Animal Stories - Blue and Gold Macaw


Animal-World Information about: Blue and Gold Macaw

The beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw is a champion of large Macaws in color and personality!
Latest Animal Stories
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

Click For Replies (2)
  • 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
Reply
Matt Smith - 2008-12-07
My name is Matt Smith. We have 2 Congo African Grey Parrots and a Conure. We just buried one of our Beautiful Congo's today. Very Sad Day... he was only 8. We are waiting results from the autopsy. It has been the hardest 3 days we've had in a long time. His Name is Sam. We called him Sammy Sam. Norman Loved him, he was our other Congo. They were best friends. We are looking forward to STELLA our Blue and Gold. She should be home on the 13 of December 2008. We have been watching her via email. We Love you SAMMY and will always miss you.... "HI Sam"
Mommy and Daddy.

Reply
Kara - 2008-12-02
I have a Blue and Gold Macaw named Frenchy. I've had her about 4 months now and love her. She's 2 years old and I bought her from a lady that didn't have much time for her anymore. I started out with a cockatiel, conure, and quaker parrot. So a blue and gold was different at first, but we fell in love with her. I've always wanted a blue and gold and I'm so thrilled to have one now. Some of the things she can say are Frenchy dancin, hello, step up, shut up, hush, and she hums good girl.

Reply
Niurka - 2008-10-18
Hi, I glad to know that a lot of you have many experiences of with gold and blue macaws. On wednesday oct 15th I brought a one day old baby home to hand feed, since my friends has the parents who won't take care of the babies. Since my friend is an expert in hand feeding already, but couldn't take care of the baby, I decided to bring home this beautiful and amazing baby. My family (two daughters, husband and parents) were super happy with it. While I am at work my dad will be in the house babysitting and feeding the baby. Little that I know is that you can not change the temperature of the baby in the cage or box you have it since it could actually create what is called by crop slow-down. Unfortunately last night at 12:30am my baby macaw died from this since I by mistake lower the temperature of the heating pad thinking it was too hot. This is just an advise for those of you that are planning to have one or have one already. I will definitely be getting another one and I will be taking better care of it since I learned the hard way this time.
Thanks for sharing your comments in the web. May God Bless you ALL! Niurka

Reply
Steven Brunckhorst - 2008-08-30
Hello my name is Steven, mine and my moms macaw is named Harley. We bought him from an abusive house where things were thrown at his cage, he was screamed at to shut the f--k up, and at least one person would slap him off his perch. Since we got him we totally love and appreciate him, and he has calmed down a lot, but in the last few days he has been using his bad words more & lunging at my face more while he is in the cage. I take him out to the bathroom (he gives me kisses along the way) and I spray him with Molt Ease which really helps him when he is molting, but what worries me now is the length of his bottom bill; it is flaking and seems to bother him when he eats hard food like ham, hamburger,and brazial nuts. What length should a bottom bill be and how can they be shaved?

Reply
andre davis - 2007-08-12
Hi, my wife and I have a 7 old named Nelly a.ka. Nellygirl. she is a very sweet and loveable bird that fits in with the family. she is definitely mamas baby. she gets more love than me or our 3 girls. she loves anyone with food, she says words like want some(food), hello, whats up, ooch, un-unhh, step up, and when you wave your hand in the form of hi she says hi. and she can mimic anybody's sound (our kids taught her that). NELLY loves to groom mom and dad all the time. we love her so much that we plan on getting her a mate (she thinks mom is her mate).

Reply
Christopher J. Steadman - 2007-07-15
My wife, Rebecca, purchased my first B&G for my birthday day. Any one who has really ever known me has known that I wanted a B&G for a very long time. Since this is my first B&G it has been a learning experience. I never knew that they would be such a kick in the pants to own. Jack is now 8 months old and is already talking. He says love you Jack, good night, and he also says my wife's name. He is by far the smartest animal I have ever owned. I started seeing him, at the breeder's, as soon as possible, to earn his trust and bond with him. Jack takes naps with me, and plays like a cat all the time with me and my wife. My wife has taught him to do what we call dead bird. In which he lays on his back in her hand with his head laying down her forearm, and lays there like a dead bird. However dead birds dont squack, which we are working on. Jack is a member of our family. He eats, plays, and goes almost everywhere with us. I would highly recommend B&G's for almost anyone. Soon Jack will be saying Semper Fi and other Marine Corps things. I love my bird and always will.

Reply
Mike Penny - 2007-05-20
We have a B&G, 2 year old named Diego. He's great, matter of fact he's sitting on my shoulder right now as I type this. But he is LOUD! He screams so loud if you are eating in front of him that it makes your blood curdle. He's almost always affectionate and talkative. He loves to hug and kiss. He loves to go on walks and is always walking around the house too. He's just like having another kid, only more needy..LOL... I recommend a B&G for anyone who is willing to commit to a pet for quite possibly the rest of your life. Too often though these birds are given up because people are infatuated with the idea and don't know what they are getting themselves into.
Too Love a bird is too Love for Life, remember that.

Reply
renee - 2007-03-12
pretty good website you got here!!

i love macaws but i hate it how you encourage people to keep them as pets its horrible so im not to happy with that but its a good site for information...

Reply
Jonie - 2007-01-31
My Blue and Gold, Comet, is the sweetest thing. Though he is big, he is very cuddly and gentle (though everyone gets cranky). He gets along very well with my Scarlet Macaw Ralph. He even likes to say hi to my cockatiels Joey and Mico and my Sun Conure, Lucas. He loves to play on his 3 playstands around the house and boogie in his outdoor aviary with Ralph. His favorite foods are chicken, veggie pizza, and fresh pineapple,and he loves to toss around peas that are still in the pod! These animals are beautiful and amazing companions, but you do have to be experienced to have these birds.

Reply