Amazon Parrots belong to genus Amazona. These are medium size parrots and are native to South America, Mexico & Caribbean. Predominantly they are green in color but can be vivid depending upon various species. Primarily their fodder are nuts, seeds & fruits etc. The best thing about these parrots is that they can mimic human voice and other sounds.
1. The parrots of genus Amazona range from 12-15 inch in length. these are stocky birds with rounded short tails.
2.Its plumage is basically green but other colorful markings are seen in various species.
3. These are sexually monomarphic except yellow lored amazon.
1. Amazons are usually good family pets & has a reasonable temperament.
2. Amazon parrot can be very raucous particularly in morning or evening. In the wild they usually participate in loud squawking sessions and this behavior is often captivated.
3. These parrots are not very good choices for those who live in apartments because their continuous chatter can irritate neighbors.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AMAZON PARROT:
1. ORIGIN: This parrot is originated from Latin America and Amazone.
2. SIZE: The height of this parrot is 9 to 18 inches. These are medium pet birds. The weight is this breed bird is 250 to 700 gm.
3. LIFE SPAN: This bird can leave up to 50 years and more if proper care should be taken.
4. NOISE: It has loud vocal abilities. It can chatter loudly.
5. QUALITIES: Amazon Parrot is independent, loyal, talkative in nature. They are not shy. They enjoy human companionship and prone to obesity.
6. ABILITIES: Most of them are good talkers & singers. It can be trained easily. They are good at mimicking human voices.
7. INTERACTION TIME REQUIREMENTS: Some species require more time to guy friendly with human. Its depend upon various subspecies.
8. DIET: These parrots are prone to obesity so a good diet & exercise foe large parrots are required. Seeds should be fed in moderation because it contains fat.
1. BLUE FRONTED AMAZON PARROT:
They are natural performers, active and comical. They like to be around their owners and extra attention. They are amazing talkers, singers and vocalize very loud when they want to be.
2. RED LORED AMAZON PARROT:
These are charismatic birds and like to be with their owner. They are very quick when it comes to bond with humans and some of them have tendency to pick their favorite person and becomes friendly with them so much. They are good at singing and talking but you should be aware because they scream very often.
3. ORANGE WINGED AMAZON PARROT:
They have excellent speech capacity and comic attitude which is their attribute and the reason of their popularity everywhere. They make a close bond with their owners. By nature these birds are very sweet.
4. YELLOW-NAPED AMAZON PARROTS:
These kinds of parrots are very intelligent and have remarkable speech ability that’s why this breed is most popular. They are quick witted creature and forms a strong bond with their owners.
5. GREEN CHEEKED AMAZON PARROT:
They are good family pets and enjoy interacting with humans. They are playful and sweet and also known as comical & good-natured birds.
These parrots can be aggressive at times so its very necessary to train them. They need to be taught to not bite and scream. They are very loving, caring and have captivating beauty but if not properly trained, can be most aggressive.
NUTRITION AND DIET:
These parrots have a tendency of obesity so its necessary to limit their intake of seeds. The large hookbil variety should be fed because commercial diet contains necessary nutritional factors. It can be fed fruits such as apple, bananas, raison, peaches, apricot, plum and vegetables like broccoli, green peas, sweet corns, carrot greens etc.
PRICE IN INDIA:
This parrot is the beautiful bird in the world. They come in pair or single for sale. In India, these parrots are ranges from Rs. 1,200.00 to Rs. 1,40,000.00 on the basis of their species.