Green Wing Macaw
$1,700.00 – $3,400.00
COMMON NAMES: Green-wing macaw, red and green macaw
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ara chloroptera
ADULT SIZE: 40 inches long with a 49-inch wingspan, weighing 3 3/4 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 50 years; however, there have been reports of green-wing macaws living well into their 80s
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.
As one of the largest species of parrot, they have incredibly powerful beaks. Although they are among the most gentle parrots, a green-wing macaw with behavior problems can be a biting hazard for families with little children (and little fingers). Most species of parrots will develop behavioral issues if they do not get sufficient attention from you or their human flock.
Speech and Vocalizations
The green-wing macaw can be taught to speak about 15 words but is not known for its talking ability. This bird will screech and scream, for example, when it gets excited, feels threatened, or wants attention. This bird can get loud. This species is an unsuitable companion for those who live in an apartment or other close quarters.
Female, Male, Pair