Choosing a Blue and Gold Macaw

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Common Diseases and Disorders

Blue and gold macaws are relatively healthy birds. The following diseases have been reported in this species:

  • Proventricular Dilatation Disease (Macaw wasting disease)
  • Feather picking
  • Oral and cloacal papillomas
  • Psittacosis (chlamydiosis)
  • Chewing flight and tail feathers by juveniles
  • Bacterial, viral and fungal infections
  • Constricted toe syndrome, chicks
  • Beak malformations – chicks
  • Pancreatitis
  • Allergies, especially to cockatoos
  • Kidney Disease – gout
  • Toxicity, heavy metal poisoning
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