All about the green-winged macaw on the animal portal .by
|Squad||Psittaci, Psittaciformes = Parrots, Parrots|
|Family||Psittacidae = Parrots, Parrots|
|Subfamily||Psittacinae = Real Parrots|
|Kind||Ara = Macaw|
|View||Ara chloropterus = Green-winged Ara|
Green-winged macaws are an endangered species. They are listed in the CITES Convention, Appendix II
Macaws have a length of 78 - 90 cm, weight - 950 - 1700 gr. Tail length: 31 - 47 cm. They have a bright, beautiful color. The main color is dark red, and the wings are blue-green. Cheeks are white, not feathered. The bare face is decorated with small red feathers, which are arranged in several rows. The tail and tail are blue. The mandible is straw-colored, the tip is black, the mandible is sulfur-black.
60 - 70% of the diet should be cereal seeds. You can give walnuts or peanuts.
Very fond of green-winged macaw berries, fruits or vegetables. It can be bananas, pears, apples, raspberries, blueberries, mountain ash, peaches, cherries, persimmons. Citrus fruits are only sweet, in small pieces and limited. All this is given in limited quantities.
Breadcrumbs, fresh Peking cabbage, porridge, hard-boiled eggs and dandelion leaves are given little by little.
Suitable vegetables: cucumbers and carrots.
As often as possible, give fresh branches of fruit trees, thick or small. They contain essential vitamins and minerals.
Water changes daily.
Green-winged macaws are conservatives in food. However, despite this, it is worth maximizing the variety in the diet.
Adult birds are fed twice a day.
To breed green-winged macaws, a number of conditions must be created.
In cages, these birds do not breed. Therefore, they need to be kept in an aviary all year round, and separately from other feathered pets. Minimum enclosure size: 1.9x1.6x2.9 m.
The wooden floor is covered with sand, sod is placed on top. A barrel (120 liters) is fastened horizontally, at the end of which a square hole of 17x17 cm is cut. You can buy a nesting house (70x50x50 cm), the diameter of the notch (round) should be 15 cm, and it should be located at a height of 25 cm from the bottom of the house. Sawdust and sawdust are wood nests.
Maintain a stable indoor temperature (about 20 degrees) and humidity (about 80%).
There is not enough daylight, so the room will have to be additionally illuminated with fluorescent and incandescent lamps to maintain the photoperiod at the following level: 15 hours of light and 9 hours of darkness.