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Green winged Macaw 

 

The descriptions below give you their average size, weight and talking abilities; see also ( African Greys, Moluccan Cockatoos,  Umbrella Cockatoos, Red-bellied Parrots, Plumheads (The figures denote averages and are provided to you as a reference point). 

 

 

Size: 36 in. (90 cm.)
Weight Range: 1300-1700 grams
Life Expectancy: 60 years or more.
Talking Ability: Good
Minimum Cage Size:  
Bar Spacing: 
36"x24"x40"
1" to 1 1/4"
Natural Diet: Fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, flowers & veggies. 
Captive Diet: Fruits, veggies, pasta, pellets, seeds, nuts and grains. 
Dietary Needs:

Macaws have a need for fat and should be fed a fair amount of seeds or nuts daily to supplement a healthy

and balanced diet. 

 

Green winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera)

The Green winged Macaws are very large birds. They're mostly red, except for a bare patch of white skin on the face; this is lined with small red feathers, which appear in stripes. The wings are mainly blue except for the medium wing coverts which are green. The tail feathers are a mix of blue and red, and the legs are grey. The upper mandible of the beak is a beige-white color, and the lower mandible is black, although the upper mandible is sometimes black as well. They originate from Central America to South America.  They require much attention, and can talk quite well.  They require large space due to their size and relative cage. 

 

They are gentle giants but have a tendency to become aggressive or pluck if left alone for too long periods of time or neglected (as with most parrots).  Although they are common in forests in parts of their range they have declined in numbers or disappeared altogether from accessible regions.  Currently the status on this species is considered threatened.

 

 

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