Our lovey,adorable green-winged macaw is actually the gentler of the large macaws, not known for biting and massive mood swings. A well-raised green wing, one that’s healthy and well-treated, is a pleasant companion and long-time friend.
The Green-winged macaw, known as the “Gentle Giant”, is second in size only to the Hyacinth Macaw.The Green-winged macaw also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, is often mistaken for the Scarlet Macaw, another large macaw of the Ara genus, because of its predominant red feathering. The breast of the Green-winged macaw is bright red, but the lower feathers of the wing are green. Iridescent teal feathers are surrounded by red on the tail. In addition, the Green-winged macaw has characteristic red lines around the eyes formed by rows of tiny feathers on the otherwise bare white skin patch; this is one of the biggest differences from a scarlet macaw to the casual viewer. It should be the obvious choice as a pet for someone looking to own a macaw.A full sized Green-winged macaw averages lengths up to 90cm (35.5in) with wingspans averaging approximately 102-122.5cm (41-49in). Weights average approximately 1250-1700g (43.8-59.5oz or 2.75-3.75lbs).The Green-winged macaw generally mates for life.The female typically lays two or three eggs in the nest, incubates the eggs for about 28 days, and the chicks fledge from the nest about 90 days after hatching.The first down feathers appear around 8 days after hatching. The chicks open their eyes at around 15 days and the first feather sheaths emerge at about 3 weeks.Sexual maturity is reached at 3-4 years.