Blue and Gold Macaw profile
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Care in Captivity
Affectionate, but for experienced bird people.
Common in captivity.
Should have access to a large enclosure (15 m (50 ft) long) in which to fly for part of the year.
Soaked or sprouted sunflower seed; walnuts, peanuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, pine nuts; corn on the cob, banana, orange; slices of wholemeal bread, cubes of cheese. Complete kibble for Macaws.
Large macaw toys, chewables (fir branches, pine cones, bird-safe wood), large perches, swings, ladders; regular bathing.
Nest Box Size:
Horizontal box, 16" x 16" x 48" (40.6cm x 40.6cm x 122cm) or 35 gallon (9.2 L) pickle barrel.
2 to 4
14-20g (0.5-0.7 oz)
927-1064g (32.4-37.2 oz)
1000g (35 oz)
Link to Specialist Club:
Macaw Society of America P.O. Box 90037 Burton, MI, 48509-0037
More Info Sites: http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww45e.htm