Green-winged Macaw

Ara chloroptera

Length: 34-38 inches

Weight: 1200-1500 grams

Life span: 70-90 years

Age at Weaning: 16-20 weeks

Age at Maturity: 3-5 years

Country of Origin: Panama, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay

Temperament: These birds are much calmer than their Blue and Gold cousins, but as babies they enjoy a much high activity level. They are usually more affectionate, and do require a large amount of time like the other macaws. Most people agree that these macaws are very demanding of attention and space, so they definitely aren't for everyone.

Talking Ability: Low to Moderate

Noise Level: Extremely High

Cage Requirements: 24" x 36"

Interesting Facts: Though often mistaken for Scarlet Macaws, the Green-Winged macaws are very different both physically and mentally. They have no yellow on their wings and very prominent facial stripes. They are also quite a bit larger. They are not as prone to aggression as the Scarlets, however they still need to be handled correctly to prevent any unwanted behavior.


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