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Blue throated macaw pair in a playful mood

Blue-throated macaws come from the tropical savannahs and woodlands of Central Bolivia and occasionally have been found in Argentina. These macaws are dependant upon palm trees, which are destroyed to make cattle grazing land or cropland. Habitat destruction has ravaged their numbers and it is believed that there are fewer than 200-300 birds left in the wild. This makes captive breeding quite important, as it remains the largest hope for the future of this macaw species.
Blue-throated macaws are often mistaken for the Blue and Gold macaw. They are somewhat different in appearance however and somewhat smaller in size, ranging between 29-32 inches in length. These macaws have a teal-blue throat, forehead, neck, tail and wings with matching feather stripes over a naked face patch. These blue green feathers have a stunning metallic sheen. They have yellow wing undersides, bodies and breasts and a narrow, black, specially adapted, chisel shaped beak with long lower jaws that allow them to scoop the pulp out from palm fruits.
This rare macaw makes a wonderful companion bird and has a loving, undemanding, docile personality. These birds are friendly, curious and tend to be surprisingly calm in social situations. They are "monkey" birds and it is not unusual to find them hanging from one toenail while eating a nut from their other foot. Blue-throateds enjoy human and avian interaction and are very mellow and docile enjoying hands-on interaction and affection with their people. They are also quite able to entertain themselves and will entertain you for hours with their crazy antics. These macaws are ideal for the beginner or as apartment birds as they do not scream like other macaws and rarely, if ever, bite, choosing to flee rather than fight if they feel threatened. They are good talkers and can learn quite a vocabulary. One unusual feature about these birds is that they blush bright red around the cere area and the area adjacent to the mandible when they are excited, creating a red stripe.
Blue-throateds are avid wood chewers and need plenty of wood to help prevent boredom. It should be noted that they are expert mechanics and can easily open just about anything. Unless your cage is very well designed expect that your blue-throated will find a way out unless the cage is padlocked!


 
Immature bonded pair of blue throated macaws

Immature bonded pair of blue-throateds snuggling up to each other
Immature bonded pair giving each other affection

 
 
 
 
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