Posted Jan 05, 2015
Great green macaws are incredibly, beautiful, rare, and insanely emotional. The two Great green macaws that I work with have highs and lows like a pubescent teenager. If you are looking for a snuggly, sweet, even-tempered bird to work/live with, I would not recommend these guys at all. There overall care is no different from that of another macaw - they still need high quality pellets, fruits/veggies, and the occasional nuts and seeds, but they will not reward you with love and affection in return. Although they are wonderful birds who I appreciate and am grateful to have in my life, they are not what I would recommend to others. These guys look almost exactly like Military macaws (although they are quite a bit larger) so if you must have a bird like them I would definitely recommend a Military over them any day, both because of their attitude and because of how difficult these guys are to come by. Great green macaws are critically endangered, and the only reason that I work with them is to use them as an ambassador for their species, as their presence at my facility helps us raise money for their wild relatives.