Green Wing Macaw
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The Green Wing Macaw, known as the "Gentle Giant", is second in size only to the Hyacinth Macaw. The green wing macaw is found from eastern Panama in Central America to northern South America, east of the Andes, to Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. The head, shoulders, and breast are a deep red. The wings next to the body of the green wing macaw are greenish turning bluer on the outside edge of the wing. The green Wing macaw is a darker red as compared to the "scarlet" red of the scarlet macaw.

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The green Wing macaw has a very sensitive, responsive, and affectionate disposition. The green wing macaw tends to be more vocal than the other macaws in that they make more moans, groans, and baby sounds. It requires a lot of attention. The green wing macaw can be trained to talk but, unlike other macaws, is not considered a very good mimic. A green wing macaw requires large space due to its large size.

Although larger than most of the other macaw species, the green wing macaw has a temperament that is more steady and easy-going. Its diet consists of ripe and unripe fruits, nuts, seeds, berries and vegetable matter. A green wing macaw loves a seed mix of sunflower, safflower, hemp, wheat, oats, canary grass seed and various millets. Porridge and biscuits are delightful treats for a green wing macaw.

However, a green wing macaw can be demanding and has a tendency to become agressive or pluck. An untrained green wing macaw in the house is another name for untold misery.

Vital Statistics for the Green Wing Macaw:

  • Size : 90 cm (35.5 ins)
  • Life Expectancy : 60 years or longer
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