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.