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The large Green-winged Macaw is one of the sweetest tempered of all the large Macaws!
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Well! in my last comments in June, I stated that my wife and I had ordered our first Greenwing macaw and were very excited, but faced a 2-3 month wait.
We travelled 200 miles several times to see her.
Well last week, the breeder stated she would finally be ready to come to us on Thursday, and our world was shattered when on the Wednesday night the breeder phoned us to say she had died that morning.
We are awaiting the post mortome results.
The breeder tried to help us locate a replacement, and i finally located one myself which ment enduring another 9 week wait.
Finally on one last attemp, i had the most remarkable luck, i located a lady breeder who had two G/W left and ready to go.
Well we went down the next day (Saturday) and chose one.
He/she is adorable and very friendly and it reminded us so much of
the one that died that we named it Maisey after her.
Still got to get it sexed, but there we go.
We rescued a 8 year old female green wing who had been relegated to a garage, and subsequently plucked herself mostly bald. Since coming to live with my husband and I, our 3 cats, lab puppy and African Gray, "Frankie" has settled in well. She can be nippy at times, but this gets better every day as she comes to trust us. She is a loud and enthusiastic greeter when we come home, and is picking up words like "kitty" and "Maggie" (puppy's name). She gets off her cage to chase the cats around the house and she "feeds" the puppy on the floor by regurgitating to her. She and our Gray are curious and talk to each other, but she is somewhat aggressive towards him. An overall great addition to the house, and encouragement for people to continue to try to take in birds who need homes.
MY SON WANTED A BIRD BACK IN WINTER AND WE FOUND A YOUNG JENDAY CONURE FOR HIM. MY WIFE THEN DECIDED SHE WOULD LIKE A BIRD AND WE FOUND A SEVERE MACAW AFTER LOOKING AND RESEARCHING WHAT SHE WOULD LIKE. WELL, WE GOT HER HOME AND SHE HAS BONDED WITH ME AND MY OTHER SON! WHAT LUCK! SO LAST WEEK WE FOUND A GREEN WING WHO IS 5 AND A HALF MONTHS OLD! SHE IS SO TAME AND GENTLE AND HAS TAKEN TO MY WIFE QUITE WELL! THANK GOD! SHE IS THE SWEETEST AND EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A LARGE BIRD SHE IS FUN TO HOLD AND WATCH! THESE ARE ALL GREAT BIRDS TO ADD TO ANY FAMILY WE THINK! OUR 2 YEAR OLD TWIN LOVES TO HAVE THE JENDAY "POPCORN" SIT ON HIS ARM WHILE MY WIFE HELPS HIM. "LOLLIPOP" THE SEVERE WILL TRY TO INTIMIDATE OTHERS BUT WILL TALK UP A STORM FOR ME AND MY OTHER SON AND LOVES STEAK. "TULIP" REALLY LIKES THE CRUST FROM PEACH PIE AND HER WHEAT THINS! HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY YOURS AS MUCH AS WE LOVE OURS!
Well! my wife and I have just ordered our first Green winged macaw and should get it in about 2-3 months time and we are both very excited.
I used to keep Blue and Golds some years ago but my experience has dwindled over the years.
The more i read and try to find out about the Green wing, the more confused i become.
Some articles say that Green wings are not good talkers, and become aggressive and dominant, other people have written that their G/W is a brilliant talker(30 words +) small sentences, sings and dances and is so sweet and cuddly to all the family and don't believe anyone who says there not! I know this is probably down to training and constant socialization.
I was advised to read a certain book on parrot training by the breeder, who says the book is a great help, but the author says you should immediately trim the feathers as soon as you get the bird to avoid injury and also that its impossible to start to train the bird without doing so, but the breeder says NO! You must wait at least a year before trimming.
So! any comments on all the above or helpful suggestions or tips on living with a Green wing and making it part of the family and hopefully not just a one person bird from experienced owners would be very welcome.
Hello bird lovers. I have two macaws a scarlet male named Mariah(the person i got him from did not know he was a he) and a beautiful blue&gold female named Abigail. I just love to let these two birds out together on their play gym. They are very loud, but I just love it. My scarlet is five years old and a big cream puff. he loves to snuggle and not one bit nippy. My blue&gold is fourteen years old and loves to tell Mariah to shut up. I'm hoping to add another macaw to my flock soon.
My Greenwing (Maggie) is my first and only bird.
I had always wanted a Macaw but spent a long time researching and learning about them before making such a commitment (including talking to avian vets).
She is spoilt rotten but absolutely adorable, she loves cuddles and following me around.
She was saying 'oh hello' before 6 months of age.
Chatters constantly and brightens up any moment with her unique chuckle.
She plays pekaboo with my 4 yr old.
Best decision I made. We are part of her flock now and it will stay that way. Part with Maggie? No way! First bird, true love!
My husband just put a deposit down on a 4 1/2 month old Greenwing for me. I am very excited to add it to our flock when it's weaned and ready to go! Its feathered family will include a Blue and Gold macaw, a Severe Macaw, an Umbrella Cockatoo and a Sun Conure.
I have 8 macaws-A Blue and Gold named Jack, a Scarlet named Monty, a Capri named Sir Lancelot, a Maui Sunset named 007, a Military Macaw named Jordan, a Hyacinth named Tucker, and a Green-winged Macaw named Africo. Of all my birds, as well as my Double-Yellow Headed Amazon Bob (No, I didn't name him that), he is the sweetest. He adores siting on my belly and sweet-talking me. It's adorable! He loves everyone he meets and will not refrain from kissing every guest we have and saying "Hi, baby". But what makes me feel so good is that he has not said "I love you" to anyone...Except me.
A Greenwing is what I have talk my wife into. It is now three weeks old and still with the breeder. We have two Amazons, a Grey and a Too. I fell in love with the greenwing and I am looking fowrad to many years with our flock...
Hello everyone! I have greenwing macaw named, APPLE! She is the most intellegent animal I have ever encountered. She has a life of made for a queen. She has 2 california king cages. One outside on the patio and one in the house. She loves walks by the beach and will stare at the ocean view on the patio.(we are in miami) She loves to cuddle and give kisses to my partner and I. She loves to cuddle and play games. Her best friend is our little pekanese dog. They play together and Apple talks to him all the time. We got her at 26 days old. And she started talking at 2 months. YES, 2 MONTHS. She is now 2 yrs and is the light of our life. She also never stops talking. She is a real Kathy chit chat. When we got her I would hold her and sing her a little silly song I made up called ,"baby bird" Still to the day she loves to be held like a baby and will go to sleep while hearing her little song. And a scratch on the head.
How we love our Apple!