The Green Wing Macaws, also known as the Red-and-green macaw, is a large, mostly-red macaw of the genus Ara. is often known as a gentle giant, due to its calm disposition. Its brilliant color and temperament make it a favorite family pet for those who have space and time to care for such a large bird.
The Greenwing from beak to tail measures 36 inches to 39 inches, which makes them one of the largest Macaws. They are red except for their wings, which towards the tips has green that fades into blue. Their beaks are black and white. They have a white-skinned face with small red feathers in unique patterns for each bird. They do blush as people do on the whites of their face when extremely excited or stressed.
Green-wing macaws are tame and affectionate with a usually even, easy-going disposition. They are friendly and require a couple of hours of interaction with you every day. These birds are brilliant; they can learn to speak words and do tricks.
They live 60 to 85 years, and some even older due to modern healthier diets, exercise, and mental stimulation. Macaws are not a parrot for first-time bird owners, and a lot of thought and consideration should go into the idea of getting one for a companion bird.
Feeding & Care
Do not feed birds fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, onions, apple seeds, uncooked beans, uncooked rice, alcohol, or caffeine as these can cause serious medical problems, and kill them.
A Greenwing’s diet should consist of 70% pellets, 30% fresh fruit & veggies.
They need a lot of daily social interaction so they can bond with your “flock” both direct face to face, and indirect just being around the family.
They can be very destructive, which is why they need a variety of toys to keep them mentally stimulated and from getting bored, which can lead to self-mutilation.
They need a variety of differently sized perches to help exercise and stretch their feet.