The blue and gold macaw has a gorgeous blue body and dark lemon-yellow chest, this is a bird that’s hard to miss. It also referred to as the blue and yellow macaw. This macaw has a green strip of feathers just above its black beak, and a partially naked face that will blush pink when it is excited. Its feet are dark grey or black, and it has a black “beard” of feathers just below its beak. If a blue and gold macaw remains healthy, it can live about 70 years upwards. This is a bird that will be with you for a lifetime, and you should prepare for this possibility, which may even include a trust or a clause in your will dedicated to the bird. It’s approximately 85-90 cm (34-36 inches) wingspan 102-112.5 cm (41-45 inches). The blue and gold macaw reaches breeding age when they are 3 to 4 years old. They are known to pair for life and live in small family groups.