Blue-throated Macaw

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Blue Throated Macaws is generally a friendly, outgoing, and cuddly companion. In some respects, their personalities are much like cockatoos. When hand-fed as babies and properly tamed, Blue Throated Macaws tend to form extremely strong bonds with their owners that last a lifetime. They are also known to be one of the most affectionate parrot species and are sometimes called ‘velcro’ birds.

As with any macaw, the decision to add one to your family should not be taken lightly. They are large birds that require large enclosures, a well-rounded diet, and lots and lots of toys. Ideally, the minimum cage size for this size bird is 42″x32″x75″ with a 1″ bar spacing. A Blue Throated Macaw can make an excellent family companion.

Every hand-fed Blue Throated Macaws is weaned on to a high variety diet. They are weaned onto fruits and veggies, a soak and sprout mix we make here in the store, high variety seed that we also make here in the store, and naturally colored pellets. If you have questions regarding this baby or any others available, Please Feel free to contact us for more pictures, videos, and information.

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Blue-throated Macaw

Blue-throated macaws are a species of large and colorful parrots that are native to Bolivia. They are one of the rarest parrots in the world and are critically endangered in the wild. These birds have stunning features, with turquoise-blue upperparts, bright yellow underparts, and a pale blue vent. They also have bare facial patches that are obscured by blue feather lines merging into blue lower cheek and throat, separated from the crown by a narrow yellow stripe, and bare pink skin around the base of the large black bill.

Despite being popular in the pet trade, blue-throated macaws are protected by trading prohibitions due to their endangered status. When kept as pets, they require a lot of care and attention. They are highly sought after due to their vivid coloring, friendly behavior, and intelligence.

Blue-throated macaws are the rarest species of macaws in the wild. They have bright-blue faces, necks, and backs, and their chest displays a stunning golden-yellow color. They are slightly smaller than Blue and Gold Macaws and require a home that offers time, patience, and commitment.

Housing for blue-throated macaws should consist of a spacious cage with a lock or escape-proof latch. Their 3 feet long wingspan necessitates a minimum enclosure size of 5’X5’X8’, but the larger, the better. The cage should have strong wiring, perches, toys, and chewable branches for the bird’s enrichment. Also, let the bird out of its cage for at least 2 hours a day.

Blue-throated macaws are known for their social nature and can be quite friendly with all members of the family, including other birds. However, they do retain some instincts from their wild heritage and can be nippy at times. Therefore, it is essential to socialize your bird with many people from a young age so that it remains friendly.

When it comes to feeding your blue-throated macaw, provide them with a pellet or seed mix daily. Additionally, offer them any nutritious food you eat while avoiding feeding them chocolate and avocado, as those can prove fatal to the bird. Give them chicken occasionally to meet their protein needs.

Blue-throated macaws require daily baths to maintain their hygiene. Since they come from a humid habitat in the wild, bathe them daily in a bird bath or through a mist spray. You could also take them with you when you take a shower, making sure the water is at room temperature. Lastly, clip their nails and beak every two months and clean their food and water dishes regularly.

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Female, Male

Age Option

4 to 5 months old, 6 to 8 months old, 9 months to 1 year old

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