Please read below for information on our Blue and Gold Macaws for sale in Wigan, If you would like any more information on Appleton Exotics Blue and Gold Macaw’s, how to buy or care for any parrots in the North West, then please call us on 01942 824385
Blue and Gold Macaws in the North West
The blue and gold macaw is almost as large as the green winged macaw but in stark contrast it has a dark beak and is almost exclusively royal blue on the back with golden yellow feathers on the ventral side, they have a dark throat patch and a green crown marking from the base of the beak spreading backwards to just above the eyes. The skin around the eye is white and there are several black markings under the eyes. This is a rain forest canopy species which is another large and social species which again craves interaction ( like most if not all parrots) and again these are an excellent species to care for as they can become well adjusted and calm members of the family.
Only the largest cages are suitable for these large macaws as they will need to spread their wings fully and be able to move from perch to perch unhindered. A secondary perch or stand will be required outside of the cage and a water bowl and food bowl should be added to this. Custom built stands are available for this purpose and should be kept in a ‘high traffic’ area away from draughts or open windows (in the lounge/living room is ideal). Many toys can be provided and these should be replaced as they are readily chewed, or played with as the macaw would say. Social interaction is the main part of care as they will become willful and destructive if ‘ignored’ for long periods of time, but should they be regularly played with, talked to and generally given attention they will become an extremely well behaved, loving and calm member of the family.
Feeding is simple, there are many pre mixed parrot foods available commercially, the best mixes for macaws are ones that contain ‘monkey nuts’ and dried pieces of fruit and chillies (which they love). The food bowl should be kept full and checked regularly as they may full of empty husks. All blue and gold Macaw’s at Appleton Exotics are reared on a pelleted diet and recommend that this diet be stuck to. The water bowl should be changed at least twice a day ( as it becomes soiled easily) and some soft fruits like apple and pear can be given as treats from time to time but too much will give a macaw the runs!