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Old 02-14-2008, 03:47 PM
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Just been to photograph this magnificent bird. I am going to busy! :blink:



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Old 02-14-2008, 07:49 PM
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

what a beautiful GWM ... what a great picture too ... someone who rivals my photographic talent (but not my ego ... ) can't wait to see this drawings ...
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

Does anyone here have a greenwing? They have super personalities. A friend of mine once told me that the larger the beak on parrots went hand-in-hand with high intelligence and trainability. I certainly prefer the personality of a greenwing to a scarlet. So for anyone with their heart set on a big red macaw, look at a baby greenwing, it will sell itself. Sadly we killed off the only little red macaw a couple hundred years ago, the cuban macaw.
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

my husband and i want a greenwing as soon as were able to get a big house with an out door aviary that we can let it play in outside as well as have a big home to live in!! i agree, they're super sweet and really smart! i think I've heard them referred to as the "gentle giant" of the macaws, am i right?
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

Yes, in fact i think that term could be used for all three "giant" macaws, the greenwing, the buffons, and hyacinths. I used to know two "buffwings". That is a cross between a greenwing and a buffons. They were both brilliant, big birds. And of course, hyacinths are just special.
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

Quote: Originally Posted by zarafia View Post
A friend of mine once told me that the larger the beak on parrots went hand-in-hand with high intelligence and trainability.
I have heard the same thing about dogs ... and it makes sense if you think about it. The larger the beak (or in a dog, nose) the bigger the head needed to support the structure, hence giving a larger cranial cavity for brains ... Now, I know that brain size doesn't directly correlate to 'smart' but there seems to be some logical reasoning in there ...

As for th original question, some of the gentlest macs I have met have been greenwings, they do however (like all birds) have their own unique personality issues that you have to contend with ... they tend to be demanding and beaky ... but if you handle them well, these traits can be contained.
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

The first baby greenwing we raised was a huge ham. We would play with her on the floor and people would show up just to watch. She would roll all over and run to you when you called her. We would pick her up and swing her around by her beak and she was never nippy. She got attention, stimulation and socialization almost all day and she was much more advanced than the blue and golds the same age. We grew too attached to her to sell her so she became a store pet for several years. Eventually she was taken home to the aviary and was paired with a young male greenwing. I beleive that it was her eighth year that she had her first chick of her own. I consider her a great success, and she is still tame.
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I consider her a great success, and she is still tame.
I didn't realize that Macaws would still be tame if they became breeders. She is just as tame as she was before?
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Monster was an exeptionaly tame bird before she was paired up. After she was placed with a mate she wasn't handled for several months so she would look to her new husband for affection. And she is not handled during the breeding season so that she doesnt get distracted. However if you take her away from her mate she becomes very tame again. So did my old catalina Magoo. Magoo never bred but she was bonded for years to a male blue and gold. She always preffered me to her mates which made them hate me.
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Re: Greenwing...incredible!

Beautiful bird and gorgeous pics!
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