Blue and Gold macaws are beautiful, brilliantly
colored members of the parrot family. The birds
boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts
and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a
bone inside them that makes them an effective tool
for tapping into fruits. Macaws also have gripping
toes that they use to latch onto branches and to
grab, hold, and examine items. The birds sport
graceful tails that are typically very long.
The Macaw feeds on nuts and fruit in the trees along
with insects, eggs and small
mammals and reptiles.
Size: 12 – 39 inches
Weight: 4 1/2 – 3 3/4 lbs
Lifespan: 60 years in the wild.