The Blue and Yellow Macaw is often considered to be one of the most trainable birds of these parrots with the perceived intelligence equivalent of a 3 year old child.
They generally make very loud screeching noises but are capable of mimicking human sounds and words. Keeping Macaws stimulated and active is an essential part of their care and with the right diet they are capable of living up to 80 years!
The Blue and Yellow Macaws breed in the swampy tropical rainforests of South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Although classed as ‘Least Concern’ by the IUCN, the Blue and Yellow Macaw is an endangered species in Trinidad. Threats that Macaws face include habitat loss, pet trade, hunting and introduced species.
Extinct In The Wild