The great green parrot | Facts & Information

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The Great Green Parrot (Ara ambiguus) belongs to the genus Macaw. It can be found both in the media and in the literature under one of the following names: Parrot Ara Jester, Buffon's macaw, Great Military Macaw or the Great Green Macaw.


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The scientific name has changed. On some sites you will see the bird under the name Ara ambigua, which is no longer topical, instead of Ara ambiguus.

The Great Green Parrot, or Great Green Ara as it is found in central and South America in the countries of Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

In the wild, Ara Buffon parrots can be found in wet lowland forests, deciduous forests and sub-montane forests.

In Ecuador, the population of Ara Buffon parrots is at risk due to the destruction of their natural habitat and has reduced to about 100 individuals. They make their nests in hollows, especially in large trees with soft wood, and generally fly in pairs or small family groups.

The ARA militaris parrot resembles the great Ara green parrot (great green macaw). Although many people say they're the same, they're not. Many do not know the two species and therefore confuse them.

The two species differ in size, obviously the great parrot is larger or color, if we look at their colors well, or put two species next to each other we can see that the Great Green Parrot has lighter feathers.

They are not only light green, but also have a yellowish-green color. These are the two major differences between the two species.

Two distinct subspecies of the Great Green Ara Parrot are known which are shown below.

Feeding Green Parrot

All Ara parrots need a lot of energy. Much of their natural food, and especially palm nuts, is rich in oils and calories.

They should be fed a prepared diet (granulated or extruded), supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables daily, to add variety and for mental development. One of the most popular foods in the U.S. is to eat one cup of wholegrain bread and a cup of wholegrain bread.

Give them five or six nuts as a treat: the fruits of black walnut, pecan Walnut, macadamian walnut, almonds, and hazelnuts are good choices. Peanuts are often contaminated with mold and must be opened to be checked before being given to the bird.

Brazil nuts are favorites of buffon parrots, but they too are often contaminated. Small amounts of seeds should also be offered as delicacies, especially as a reward for good behavior. They are difficult to feed by hand from a very young age.

They need a high-fat diet and they also get extra protein, especially when they are very young. To increase the level of protein and fat should be added a small amount of peanut butter or sunflower seeds.

Fresh water must be provided at all times. Parrots like to soak their food in water, so it will have to be changed more often than with other species of cage birds. Dishes should be kept clean to prevent the growth of bacteria, and should be washed daily.

Features Green Parrot

Adult Ara Buffon parrots can reach a body length of about 65-87 cm, being among the largest Ara parrots, with massive heads and beaks. The wingspan is around 110-125 cm, and the body weight is somewhere between 1200-1600 g.

The bird's facial skin is white with lines of black feathers, and their face is very expressive, blushing when the bird is agitated. Their tails are long and tapered, and the ventral parts of the wings are golden. The dorsal (upper) parts of the feathers involved in flight are blue.

In general, Ara parrots are excellent companion birds, especially hyacinth (hyacinth) and Buffon, even though some of them tend to be cold and distant. Ara parrots can be very loud, but also destructive.

However, they are preferred for performances and dress for sleights of hand. Although some talk, most Ara parrots have a limited ability to imitate. Ara Buffon parrots are present in small numbers in captivity. They are particularly naughty, playful and like to peck. You must always provide them with toys, pieces of wood and branches of nontoxic trees.

Young parrots should be socialized with as many people as possible and exposed to a variety of situations such as new cages, toys, visits to the veterinarian, befriending close family, shortening wings and angles, avoid the development of fear of the unknown.

Ara parrots are very active and you should provide them with the largest cage that space and budget allow. The cage must be spacious enough to allow the bird to open its wings without touching its edges (wingspan is about 1 meter) and to be able to move easily between two perches, otherwise muscle atrophy can set in, leading to the impossibility of the bird to be able to fly anymore.

An example of a suitable size for a hanging cage for large Ara parrots is 2 x 2 x 3 m, although the larger the cage the better. The cages will have to be suspended about 1.2 m from the ground.

Since Ara parrots are strong "peckers", building a durable Cage is very important. Cages made of hard wire to resist pecking are a good idea. Many of them learn to open their cage locks, so you're likely to have to use locks or latches to make sure your parrot can't escape.

Ideally, pet parrots should also be provided with a large cage placed outside for bathing and exercise.

Bathing or showering is vital for maintaining good plumage and good skin condition. Birds can be sprinkled and then left to dry in a warm room, in the sun, or carefully dried with a hair dryer. An ideal way to wash Ara parrots is to put them in a lolivie outside, spray them with the hose and then let them dry in the sun. Ara parrots are very strong fliers.[3] if you cut their wings, although I personally do not recommend this, you must leave them at least as long as the bird can hover. This helps her not to get hit when she falls.

Ara ambiguus ambigua, from Central America

Ara ambiguus guayaquilensis, from Ecuador.

Breeding Green Parrot

Ara Jester parrots do not mate in regular mopds in captivity. These parrots become mature around five to seven years, and the age of reproduction lasts until about 30-35 years.

Mating season is usually spring and early summer. They usually hatch 2-4 eggs, and the incubation period lasts 23-27 days.

During the mating season, to stimulate reproduction, high-fat signs such as sunflower can be added to the diet.

Large horizontal wooden boxes (40 X40 X 90-120 cm) are well suited by large Ara parrots. During the mating period, it must be taken into account that the noise produced by the pair does not disturb the neighbors. More distance from the neighbors is better.

Ara parrots are generally healthy birds that have no health problems, but are not perfect. If they are kept in unhealthy conditions, receive poor nutrition or simply the individual is more sensitive they can get sick.

The most common diseases of Ara papapgals are plucking feathers, mucosal tumor, infections due to fungi, malformations of the beak (in chickens), allergies or toxicities.

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