Second only to the Hyacinth Macaw, the largest of the parrots, the Green Macaw is often called the ‘Gentle Giant’ for its gentle
The Green Macaw is often called the Gentle Giant because of its gentle Nature.
Their bright colours and temperament make them popular family pets for anyone with space and time.
Who has the space and time to care for such a large bird?
It should be borne in mind that this bird is a parrot and will behave as such, no matter how docile and affectionate it appears. They are also noisy, making them unsuitable for people living in enclosed spaces such as flats. They also love to chew and have incredibly powerful beaks, which can cause serious house damage and physical injury in birds with behavioural problems.
The blue-bellied parakeet is one of the larger parrot species, with adults measuring 40 cm from beak to tip of tail feathers and up to 49 cm with wings spread. Larger adults can weigh up to 60 oz (3.75 lb).
On average, a well-cared-for Green Macaw will live for about 50 years, while Green Macaws have been reported to live up to 80 years. Before adopting a bird, make sure you are prepared to spend a lifetime with it and that you have children who want to inherit the bird.