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Green Winged Macaws

Green Winged Macaws

Art#: 1049

This beautiful and gentle species is the second largest of the macaw species and is much in demand for a pet. Contact us to purchase yours today.
This beautiful and gentle species is the second largest of the macaw species and is much in demand for a pet. It does not breed as prolifically in captivity as some of the other macaw species.



The Green Wing has a very sensitive, responsive, and affectionate disposition. As a youngster, depending on the individual, he may sometimes go through a period of "terrible twos" or over-sensitivity, but this phase will not last for long if met with patience and persistence by praising acceptable behaviors and discouraging those that are not acceptable. The Green Wings tend to be more vocal than the other macaws in that they make more moans, groans, and baby sounds when they are young.

Depending on upbringing, an older baby may sometimes become afraid when moved into a new home and environment, but this will pass in a day or so when he gets to know his new family and home. It is important to keep the high intelligence of this animal in mind when getting to know one of these magnificent creatures. Try to imagine the reaction of a child that has just been moved into a new home with strange people. Depending on the age, background, and personality of the baby, this adjustment may be instantaneous, or, it may take a couple of days.
Green-Winged Macawchicks should be fed the same formula as Hyacinth Macaw chicks (i.e higher fat content).to the left is a pretty baby sound asleep.Above are Green-Winged Macaw chicks at nine weeks of age.

Try not to pass judgment or form an opinion of any baby macaw until you have given him a chance to adjust to his new home. Get to know him and make him feel loved and wanted. The rewards for your patience will be returned by the devotion of an affectionate and loving pet and companion that will last for most, if not the rest, of your lifetime.

Large macaw species need a varied diet with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits and also nuts, such as Brazil, macadamias, pecans, almonds, etc. Hot peppers of any color are aften enjoyed by macaws. Berries and sweet fruits such as papaya, mango, melons, citrus, berries, grapes, bananas, figs, cranberries, pomegranates, cactus fruits, persimmons, etc are relished by most macaws. Dark leafy greens and cooked root vegetables such as beet root, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, and carrots are highly recommended.