"Amazon parrots" refers to birds within the scientific genus of Amozona. There are about 30 species of Amazon parrots.
Amazon parrots are considered small parrots. They are less than 2 feet long from beak to tail, depending on the breed and the individual bird. Amazon parrots are green and many species are accented in different colors.
Amazon parrots eat seeds, nuts, fruit, and plants.
The most common health related problem seen in amazon parrots is obesity due to being overfed. Additionally, Amazon parrots can fall victim to bacterial and viral infections. In general, older birds may develop tumors.
Amazon parrots may live to be 60 years old.
Amazon parrots are a popular pet choice because of their beautiful appearance and adequate talking ability. They are a good choice for a pet owner that is looking for a companion for the next several decades. These birds are outgoing and love attention. Amazons are often described as fiesty. Check Florida Bird Breeders Aviary for Yellow Naped Amazons, Blue Fronted Amazons, Orange WInged Amazons and other parrots for sale.
Orange-winged Amazons are quite popular as pets. In recent years, their popularity has declined a bit due to pet purchasers opting for more vibrantly colored options. However, the benefits of choosing an Orange-Winged Amazon should not be overlooked. These birds are known for being a bit more calm than the rest of the Amazon species.
Orange-winged parrots enjoy eating at the same time as their human friends. Expect your Orange-Winged Amazon to be eager to eat just as you sit down for a meal. Orange-Winged Amazons are especially prone to obesity. It is extra important to maintain a healthy diet for these birds as well as allow adequate time for exercise.
Orange-Winged Amazons look very similar to Blue-Fronted Amazons. One way to tell these birds apart is by looking for some orange coloration on the wings of the Orange-Winged Amazon.
Orange-Winged parrots tend to scream less than other Amazon parrots. Amazons are not considered among the best talkers of the bird world but they do speak adequately and speak more when spoken too regularly.
One thing to take note of is that these birds undergo some temporary personality changes as they transition through puberty. This is common among parrots and owners can be sure that they return to their sweet selves as the stages of puberty pass.
The White Fronted Amazon is one of the smallest Amazon parrots. They are known for being outgoing and extremely social while forming a very strong bond with their owners whom they love to play with. These birds are quieter than most but can be a little noisy occasionally.
The Lilac-Crowned Amazon parrot is also referred to as Finsch's Amazon parrot. These birds are also smaller sized Amazons. Lilac-Crowned Amazons are calm and gentle compared to other Amazon parrots. They grow to 13 inches in length.
The Mealy Amazon parrot is also referred to as the Blue-Crowned Amazon. Mealy Amazon parrots are referred to as the gentle giants of the Amazon parrots. These birds are laid back and less likely to nip humans. They are quite good talkers and do not scream often, but when do scream it can be on the loud size because this is a larger bird than other Amazons. These birds average 15 inches in length which makes them the largest Amazon parrots. They are also known to be friendly towards other bird species.