The red-and-green macaw is a parakeet that lives from Panama to the South American continent. The body color is red and it has a very flashy color. It is the most well-known and largest species of parakeet among the large macaws. The parakeet is not currently designated as an endangered species, but overfishing is progressing at a very high rate, suggesting the possibility of extinction. Currently listed in the Washington Convention, exports are restricted.
Red-and-green macaws live mainly in South America.
The red-and-green macaw is 100 cm long and weighs 1 kg-1.5 kg. This parakeet is classified in the parrot family. Many people think that the red-and-green macaw and the macaw are the same. However, although the macaw looks like a red-and-green macaw, it has no lines around the eyes and has yellow stripes on both wings. It is the second largest bird among the parakeets, with a beautiful crimson body color and red, green, and blue wings. It has a thick and strong beak, and you can eat hard nuts. I remember the words, but I’m not very good at talking. It has a smart, energetic and cheerful personality, and if it is bred from chicks, it will be good for people.
Red-and-green macaws live mainly on fruits, seeds and insects. The breeding form is oviparous. Once you make a pair in the wild, the bond between the pair is deep and you will stay close until one of them dies. Lifespan is about 50-80 years. However, in reality, individuals that have lived for more than 80 years have been confirmed, and it is said that it is possible to live for nearly 100 years.
The red-and-green macaw is not designated as an endangered species except Argentina. However, overfishing for pets is currently progressing mainly in South America, and serious problems are occurring. Parakeets live in forest areas, but the forests are being logged and there is a problem of reduced habitat. The parakeet is believed to be almost extinct throughout Argentina by the 1960s. This parakeet is designated as an endangered species in Argentina. In addition, this parakeet is also listed in Annex II of the Washington Convention, and exports are restricted.
Red-and-green macaws are still stable in captivity, but exports are restricted by the Washington Convention. Although it is available, this parakeet can live for more than 80 years, so it is possible that you will not be able to take care of it on your own. Therefore, in the worst case, you may die first, so consider that point before breeding. Also, since this parakeet has a very loud voice, it is necessary to be prepared for soundproofing of the breeding space. Please think that breeding is difficult in an apartment house.