Amazon parrots are very intelligent,
highly social, and thrive in a family atmosphere. They tend to enjoy being the
center of attention and the life of any party. They have the capacity to learn a
large vocabulary of words and even sentences. In fact, many Amazon parrots are noted
for their singing ability! Generally speaking, the best talkers are Yellow Napes,
Double Yellow Heads, and Blue Fronts. They are easy to train and can even learn to
Given the appropriate nutritional requirements in a nurturing
environment, Amazons can have a lifespan of 50 - 70 years. Amazons are prone to
obesity if they do not get exercise. Cages should be large enough to give your
Amazon adequate room for play and exercise.
Amazons tend to be more
independent and can amuse themselves much of the day as long as they are given adequate
toys and space. Amazons need a variety of toys to keep them from being bored.
Since Amazons are cavity nesters in the wild, their desire to chew wood is strong.
They need to be provided with destructible wood toys to satisfy this intrinsic urge.
Amazons can be loud, and the more activity and noise around
them, the more they will try to compete with the noise level. Amazons who are kept
with or near other Amazons tend to be the loudest.
Most Amazons LOVE bathing to the point of being drenched to
their skin! They should be showered regularly for feather and skin health.
Amazon parrots are one of the most adaptable to the human
lifestyle. If you are looking for a playful and interactive companion, then perhaps
an Amazon parrot is the bird of choice for you.
About the Pictures
right picture is a Double Yellow-Headed Amazon.
Middle left picture is a Yellow-Naped Amazon.
Bottom right picture is a Blue-Fronted Amazon.
Bottom left picture is a Yellow-Naped Amazon.
|Minimum Cage Size: Bar Spacing:
||24" x 24" x 30"
3/4" to 1"
||Seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries,
flowers, and buds.
||Fresh fruits, veggies, pellets,
legumes, pasta and grains. Seeds and nuts should fed very sparingly.
|Special Dietary Needs:
||Amazons have a tendency to be obese as
well as an elevated need for Vitamin A. In order to combat obesity, high fat foods
like seeds and nuts should be fed very sparingly, if at all. Foods rich in vitamin
A should be fed daily. A few good examples include carrots, sweet
potatoes, cantaloupe, and peaches.
||Smart, feisty, talkative, outgoing,
charismatic, entertaining, and independent.