We breed & hand rear 4 different species of Amazon Parrots. Orange Winged / Blue fronted / & Yellow Crowned. The Yellow Crowned and Mealy Amazons which are one of the Larger of the Amazon species.
HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR AN AMAZON PARROT
The Amazon Parrot is a bright beautiful bird that is highly social. The Parrot will require a great deal of attention and social interaction. It will also require a great deal of stimulation from toys. Without the mental stimuli of social interaction and toys he/she will become a Parrot with behavioral problems. People who willing to devote a considerable amount of time to their Parrots will have a delightful companion pet for many decades. The Amazon Parrot can live to be 30 - 50 years old, sometimes even older. Some Amazon Parrots have lived as long as 80 years. The Amazon Parrot is the most trainable of all Parrots. The Parrot is highly intelligent. They have the capacity to learn a large vocabulary of words. We have had Amazons that spend hours mumbling words and even singing, our Yellow Crowns are brilliant at this. They will often just blurt out a new phrase or word. The Parrot loves to learn new tricks and will be glad to show the tricks off to you.The down side to the Amazon Parrot is that they can be noisy. They can also be very distructive. They can chew up wood furniture, mouldings, and anything else they want to chew up..with ease. Giving them plenty of toys and things to chew is the only way of controling this.
Amazon parrots have a well-earned reputation as being the “life of the party.” These primarily green medium- to large-sized parrots are typically bold, comical and often love to be the center of attention.
Native Region / Natural Habitat
Amazon parrots are from Mexico, South America, as well as parts of the Caribbean. The wild Amazon’s natural habits include savannahs, palm groves, scrub forest and rain forest.
Personality & Behavior
Amazon parrots typically play hard. An Amazon parrot might swing upside down from the cage, delight in destroying their wooden toys and even wrestle their owner’s hand with their beak. An Amazon parrot’s mood is one of the easiest to read among parrot species because it is excellent at expressing itself through its body language: pinning eyes, raised head/neck feathers, fanned tail feathers and broad stance, for example, indicates a highly excitable Amazon parrot.
An Amazon owner should pay close attention to his or her Amazon parrot’s body language to be fully attuned to the bird’s mood. An excitable Amazon parrot might be telling you that it doesn’t wish to be handled, and failure to recognize this might result in a bite. An Amazon parrot can also go into “play overload” during play, especially when beak wrestling with you. Stop the play session to give your Amazon parrot time to calm down as soon as you see overly excited body language. Male Amazon parrots, especially male double-yellow-headed Amazons, yellow-naped Amazons and Blue-fronted Amazons are said to be more aggressive than females of their species.
Speech & Sounds
Amazon parrots are one of the better talkers of the parrot world. They seem to be especially fond of music and singing. An Amazon could careless if the song it sings is off-key; it will sing as if it wrote the sing itself. Amazons can learn to speak a many words and phrases and imitate sounds. An Amazon parrot can also be noisy, especially when it wants attention. It can scream loudly and some make a repetitive honk-like sound when they want something. Some Amazons make a little shrill sound to express delight while they eat a favorite treat.
Care & Feeding
Most Amazon parrots love to bathe; and bathing opportunities can include joining their owner in the shower, getting a spray bath, or jumping in their water dish and splashing water all about. Bathing is an important part of an Amazon’s feather health. Because of their love of food and their habit of begging for table foods from their owners, Amazon parrots tend to tip the scales toward being overweight. An Amazon parrot needs a spacious cage with toys and swings spread out, as well as a play gym/play tree, climbing rope and/or ladders to scale to encourage movement and exercise.
An Amazon parrot often has a hearty appetite, especially for people food so owners need to make sure that they (and other household members) do not overdue it with treats and table foods. An Amazon parrot’s main diet should consist of a nutritionally balanced manufactured diet Zupreem Pellets,seeds,Fruits or Zupreem Fruit Blend Pellets as well as an assortment of healthy vegetables or Zupreem Veggie Blend Pellets, some fresh fruit and healthy treats that pack nutrition instead of empty calories. Amazon parrots seem to relish the texture of food almost as much as its taste, and especially seem to enjoy a Zupreem Pellet Diet. A properly cared for Amazon parrot that consumes a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet can live up to 60 years or more.
Health & Common Conditions
Amazon parrots are prone to becoming obese and can get (fatty heart diases, which is why owners should pay attention to the amount and types of food offered daily. Other diseases/conditions that affect Amazon parrots include: Polyomavirus (can cause anorexia, lethargy, weight loss, death); Chlamydiosis (signs include low appetite, fluffed feathers, nasal discharge) and vitamin-A deficiency if fed an inadequate diet. UV UVA Full Spectrum Lighting is essential
Get an Amazon Parrot
They are also frequently available for adoption from an avian rescue organization. If you are adopting an Amazon parrot, be sure to ask why the bird was given up for adoption and if it has any behavioral issues.
Amazon parrots commonly kept as pets include the double-yellow-headed Amazon, or yellow-headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix); blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva); yellow-naped Amazon (Amazona auropalliata); lilac-crowned Amazon (Amazona finschi); the orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica); white-fronted Amazon (Amazona albifrons); Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa).
TAKING YOUR BIRD HOME
Before you can take your ne baby home, it has to be fully weaned and eating on its own.