Blue Throated Macaw for Sale
The Blue Throated Macaw for Sale, is one of the most spectacular of the large Macaws. It displays an elegant form and is more graceful in its movements than its counterparts. In color it is similar to the slightly larger Blue and Gold Macaw, with a beautiful teal blue color along its upper parts and a golden color underneath. But it is distinguished by a large blue band across the throat that extends up to its ear coverts, and thus the name ‘Blue-throated’. It is also known as the Canide Macaw and the Wagler’s Macaw.
The Blue throated Macaw is a very docile and affectionate pet bird, but it is also quite intelligent and inquisitive. They are found to be shy and reclusive, but as hand-fed birds they are very outgoing and talkative. They love chewing and performing acrobatic antics. Those activities, along with exploring their surroundings with their tongue and beak, are some of their favorite pastimes.
Although these Macaw parrots don’t care to be handled quite as much as their close relative the Blue and Gold Macaw, they are undemanding and friendly. They are not inclined to bite nor are they not excessively loud, as many of the other macaws can be. Blue Throated Macaw for Sale, is quite content to entertain itself especially if given plenty of chewing materials. These qualities make them a wonderful pet or aviary bird. They can be kept even where there are neighbors close by.
The Blue and Gold Macaw is a full-size Macaw that can weigh more than 2 pounds. Their wingspan is 41 – 44.5 inches and their length is 32 to 35 inches (86 – 89 cm) (106 – 113 cm). The Bolivian Blue and Gold Macaw is a much larger bird. Their longevity has been estimated to be up to 60 years. As the bird grows older, the naked facial area will wrinkle and age.
Care and Feeding of a Blue Throated Macaw
Like their larger cousin the Blue and Gold, Blue throated’s most likely eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits and probably some protein. There are name brand commercially prepared seed or pellet mixes for the Macaw. They can also eat anything nutritious that you eat and these foods should be offered. Most parrots enjoy eating with their family. They eat protein in the wild and they do like chicken. Avocado and chocolate are toxic to parrots.
They require bathing to keep their feathers from drying out. They are used to a humid climate and without bathing their feathers will dry out and become itchy causing them to chew on them. You can spray them down with room temperature tap water or a commercial bird bath. Many owners just take their Macaw into the shower with them. They make shower perches for Macaws.
Housing Blue Throated Macaw
A roomy cage is required, at least 2 1/2 by 3 feet. A large sturdy perch needs to be mounted in the cage. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. The Blue throated Macaw also known as the Caninde macaw or Wagler’s macaw is an avid chewer and should be provided with plenty of natural branches and wooden toys. Fresh fruit tree branches work great for them to chew on, but then they will have to be replaced occasionally. Food and water dishes, along with a treat dish work best mounted above the perch at the side of the cage. As alternatives to a cage, they can be kept in an outdoor aviary where the weather permits, and some people like to provide their bird with its own “bird room”.
These pet Macaws need at least 2 – 3 hours a day outside their cage. Many birds can spend most of their time on a playpen or parrot perch. A Macaw’s cage is their territory and a play pen top is great, but it is still their territory. It is better to interact with your Macaw on top of a sturdy perch away from the Macaw cage. A separate, free-standing playpen works great for this.
Activities of Blue Throated Macaw
For the physical well being and psychological health of a Macaw Parrot, they must have plenty of opportunity to exercise and play. These are lovable pets and activities include interactive time with its keeper. Everything from petting, cuddling, and preening is appreciated, as well as performing and learning new tricks. But these are also very large, rambunctious pets that need a good sized space to play and climb around. Both climbing around inside a large cage, and providing a outside playpen offers them interest and variety.
Macaws are avid chewers, munching intently on anything they can get a hold of. When they are on a playpen, make sure they can’t reach trim or any household items you don’t want destroyed. Provide lots of toys and activities in the form of large link chains, bird ladders, parrot swings, ropes, and wood toys for gnawing and chewing. Rotate in new bird toys on a regular basis.
Providing regular interaction and lots of playtime. Having plenty of space and a large selection of toys and activities will help deter distress in your pet Macaw. It will also reduce the chance of your parrot developing undesirable behaviors like screeching, biting, and feather picking.
Vocalizations / Sounds
Their sentinel or alarm calls are described as loud and raucous – somewhat higher pitched than those of the related Blue-and-gold Macaw. When disturbed, flocks of them lift off into the air screeching loudly and circling overhead until they feel the danger has passed.
Captive-bred and raised Blue-Throated Macaws are known for their loud, boisterous behavior and their curious nature. In the wild, they tend to be more timid and secretive. As pets, these birds can be quite the handful due to their curiosity and mischievousness. They are quite loud and vocal, which can be a problem when attempting to keep these birds in apartments or even a house with nearby neighbors.
They are known to bite and nip, especially with people they aren’t familiar or bonded with.