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The large Green-winged Macaw is one of the sweetest tempered of all the large Macaws!
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I have hand raised a baby male greenwing from the egg...he was too big for the egg, so his beak is bent way to the side, but he is fine with any type of food, has learned to soak the hard pellets and loves what we eat. The breeder i got him from noticed the deformity, was going out of business, wanted $1,700 or she was going to break its neck, due to unsaleabilty..Is sad that people like this exist...but he has become my best and truest buddy over the last five years and is the best investment i have ever made in a friend (is a toss up between the investment in him and the investment in my wife....lol) but as has been said, not a first bird for a bird-lover to own..they do get moody, try to act tough and scary, but are extremely intelligent and very lovable...if its not your first experiance with larger birds, i would highly recommend a greenwing macaw if you are looking for the best friend you have ever had.
As a parrot behaviorst and having done rescue for numerous years...you MUST understand, especially regarding Macaws that any and all have the potential to bite and cause serious injury. You can have a wonderful, lifetime mate with them, but they are, foremost, a wild animal, most a mere 3rd generation from the wild...also, they are a product of their environment and have days in which they do not want bothered. If you respect their boundaries and respect the damage a beak can do, they make the most awesome pets ever! I just returned from a place that at last count had over 60 dead macaws and 35 more that may have to be euthanized. All due to poor nutrition and lack of basic care/needs. You must also ALWAYS place the birds needs first. If it's too much, please find an adequate home.
I have a green winged Macaw named Weeza and he's roughly 18 years old. We rescued him 6 years ago from the children of his previos owner (who had passed away). They locked him in a dark garage and left him alone for weeks at a time with no human contact. He was obviously very tramatized from this experience and heart broken from losing his only companion of 12 years. The chilren told us Weeza was like a baby with their mother. He never bit anyone and he would sleep on his back under a blanket. At the time of the rescue he was very hostile and could not be handled. But within the first week he began to bond with my younger sister,giving her kisses and pruning her hair, but still tried to bite the rest of my family. It took a few months for him to get comfortable around everyone else, and now, six years later, he thinks he's the king of the castle. He has never gone back to the way he was before the rescue. He screams when he doesn't get his way and tries to bite you when you walk by his cage (he's thinks he's scary) but really he is just a big baby who demands a ton of loving. When he tries to be mean, I just give him lots of kisses and although he pretends not to like it, he secretly loves it!
Hey everyone, with all the talk about the GW I finally have one coming home with me. It is waiting for the DNA to come back. Hopefully It will be here in the next two weeks. I had to order the cage first. Never having such a big bird before is very exciting to me. I have done so much research on this bird and want to have everything ready for it before it comes home. It is only four months old. Thanks, Ramona
I just got two greenwing Macaws. They are adults, male and female. I wanted to buy one of their babies but the women loved this baby so much, she offered the parents. I said yes and here I am trying to find out all I can about them. I have had them about 1 month but somehow I love them already. The
male will let me feed him and he will say hi. the lady is still not too sure. These are my first Marcaws. I have loved this web sight and have learned alot.
I live in Milton, Florida and have 3 macaws, a greenwing only about 4 months old that I am hand feeding. I also have an 7 month old blue and gold. We started feeding her also when she was 4 months old. But my favorite is my harlequin, he is and will always be my 1st love. I got him when he was 6 and 1/2 months old..no hand feeding for him. I haven't had any of the birds sexed but just by the behavior I guess the sexes, my b&g acts like a girl..she is sweet and cuddly and dainty, loves being on her back and cuddles with my husband when he comes home from work, My harlequin is a mama's boy and let's everyone know it. The greenwing is so sweet and playful already. I also have adopted a caught in the wild 22 year old blue fronted amazon. My husband is trying to train him in the evenings. But he is the type of bird that is almost a hands off, but with love and patience I think he will come around. We love our birds. They are a constant part of our lives and a definite part of the family.
My first Macaw was a Blue & Gold my second was a Green Wing. There is no comparision to the two. The Green Wing is very lovable and trustworthy. My Blue and Gold would cuddle up to you and then take a bite out of your face. My Green Wing never did anything like that. He loved cuddles and kisses and eating with me. I had to leave him behind in America when I moved to England. I now have a female Green Wing and she is wonderful. She loves cuddles and kisses and is very smart. My mother now has my Green Wing along with a female blue and gold and two scarlets. All three of hers will rip your hand off if you get near them. I thought maybe it is the female macaws that are mean. But now I have a female and she is even more gentle than my male.
I have cockatoos and amazons and a blue and gold macaw and some others but the greenwing was the cutest little baby (no offense to the other baby birds!)
It was quite big for 3-4 months but, it was as gentle as ever. it is still at the petstore but i hope we can take it home.
Personally the green wing would be great for all ages if they have the proper respect for such a magnificent animal.
We have a three year old greenwing macaw. He is not a bird but a part of our family. He loves everyone in the family. He will lay like a baby in my nine year old daughters arms. He comes looking for you when you are not in the same room as him. He is the most loving bird I have ever seen. He has a rope that he has to sleep with every night, this rope toy came with him when we purchased him. He uses it for security. He does not play or chew on it. He sits on his swing, and brings the rope over the swing and puts his wing around it and then goes to sleep. I have never seen a bird do this before. He is a part of our family and we would never be able to part with him.
i have one green winged macaw but he is being sold and i will so miss him. i am the one who spent the most time with him.he has started saying my name