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Blue & Gold Macaw

The Blue-and-Gold Macaw is a member of the group of large Neotropical parrots known as macaws. They are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin, golden under parts, and a green forehead. Beaks are black, and very strong for crushing nuts. The macaw uses its powerful beak for breaking nutshells, and also for climbing up and hanging from trees. The Blue-and-Gold Macaw generally mates for life. It nests in a tree hole and the female typically lays two or three eggs. The female incubates the eggs for about 28 days, and the chicks fledge from the nest about 90 days after hatching. These birds are majestic and great pets to have. They are popular as pets partly because of their striking appearance and ability as a talking bird. They are intelligent and social, so for someone who can provide for their needs, they make good and loving companion parrots.