Green wing Macaw

The biggest of the commonly available macaws is the greenwing. Although this macaw is not much larger in length than the military, it is substantially larger in body bulk, head and beak size. Many prospective macaws buyers are put off by the large, almost threatening size of their beaks. Although the larger the beak the greater the leverage and damage that can be caused if the bird had such a desire, the truth is that the greenwing's actions have built a reputation of being one of the most calm and naturally gentle birds.


The overall body color is a deep red. Some birds will almost approach a maroon in coloration. As their name implies, they have a and of dark green feathers that separate the deep red of the upper wing from the dark flights feathers at the lower portion. Like scarlets, they have colored upper mandibles. Their range is similar to that of the blue and gold macaw, taking up the vast built of northern and central South American. No Photo Available at this time.


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Cockatoos are similar to dogs in that they thrive on affection and touch but usually do not develop extensive vocabularies. African Greys, noted for their great talking ability, fall between these two personality categories, having traits of both. Greys tend to be more individualistic, so it depends on the Grey as to the kind of personality it may have.



Macaws do not make ideal apartment pets because of their twice-daily screaming sessions, at sunrise and sunset, and their ability to dismantle anything they can easily reach, such as the apartment building! However, for those who have a suitable environment, macaws make great pets and can develop pretty good vocabularies and fascinating antics.


What to Look For.

Look for a bird that is interactive and interested in sights and sounds. Look for a baby that expresses interest and attention by puffing out its head and neck feathers, stretching its wings (singly with a leg out or both shoulders stretched straight up), bobbing its head up and down solicitously or quickly wagging its tail from side to side.

These easily observable happiness behaviors are indications that the bird is interested in what is going on.


For a private appointment contact Carole and Rob Court.



Milkwood Aviaries

224 Sandford Side Road (Durham 11)

Mount Albert, Ontario


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