Amazon Parrots

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Amazon Parrot for sale

Amazon Parrot for sale,the Amazon Parrots, often simply called Amazons or Amazon birds, are some of the most popular pet birds. These Amazon birds are medium to large parrots belonging to genus Amazona, and originally called Green Parrots. They are mostly green birds, but with splashes of bright color on or around their head as well as their wings and tail feathers. They are long lived, up to 50 years or more in a good environment.

Amazons are intelligent handsome birds, renown for their talking ability, have outgoing personalities, and are very social. They adapt quickly to their cage and can be quite playful, with a dexterous agility for climbing about their cage or playpen. Their personality is such that they will form a close, loving bond with their keeper and become a life-long companion.

All these great qualities make Amazon Parrots highly sought after, but owners of these parrots need to be very committed. Amazons are generally calm and reasonable, but their personalities are quite complex. Living with an Amazon is similar to living a 2-year-old child in temperament and ability, and for 50-plus years. But they are not children, they are parrots with instinctive, natural behaviors developed to survive in nature. They need a stimulating environment that provides activities, such as climbing areas and chewing toys to keep them content. They can be quite vocal too, but normally as the sun is rising and setting. Amazons require a keeper that is willing to provide training, socialization, and a good amount of attention.

 

Amazon Parrot Behavior

Amazon Parrots are very social birds and a single parrot will make a wonderful pet if it gets plenty of attention. They adapt well to captivity, adjusting easily to their cage or aviary. These birds will tame quickly, bond to their keeper, and may soon begin to mimic the sounds. They enjoy interaction and like their human companions.

Although Amazons make affectionate and loyal companions, they are not for everyone. They have a very long life span, 50 years (or more) in captivity. Most Amazon birds available as pets are only a generation or two away from their wild counterparts. These parrots still have their wild nature intact and can be unpredictable at times. Though they are desirable pets they require devotion and commitment from their keepers.

The Amazon Parrot for sale need good socialization and training when young, and regular ongoing interaction and training. Behavior problems usually stem from something missing in the bird’s environment. Boredom, lack of trust, lack of interaction with other birds or people can lead to problems like biting, feather plucking, and screaming. A bond of trust, providing a stimulating environment, and spending time with your bird can help avoid these problems.

Amazons can mix very successfully with children if the parrot gets used to the child. However some Amazons can become extremely jealous of small children. It’s best to always be on your guard and supervise them when together. The same is true for other family pets, they may do very well, but again be cautious. Small pets and small birds can especially be at risk.

In the wild, Amazons live in colonies, but mate for life with just one other bird. Living with a mate is part of the social pattern of the Amazon parrot. To live well, they need close companionship. They go through a hormonal stage as they reach maturity, generally starting at about 4 – 5 years and lasting for a couple of years or longer. During this period they can become restless or distressed, and may start demonstrating undesirable behaviors like feather plucking or screaming. This period will require even more personal attention from their keeper, or perhaps pairing it with a mate.

As your pet Amazon reaches sexual maturity, this may be the time to consider getting a mate for your parrot. This is primarily true if it seems to be distressed and you cannot spend more time with it. Sometimes pairing is the only satisfactory solution even if you do spend more time with it and it still remains distressed. This will depend a lot on you and your bird. A mate does not diminish the bond of trust formed with its keeper, but provides a new experience for both. Overall Amazon birds are very affectionate loyal companions, but definitely require devoted, experienced parrot owners.

 

Amazon Parrots Care and Feeding 

Bathing chances for Amazon parrots include joining their owner in the shower, having a spray bath, or jumping in their water dish and splashing water all over. Bathing is essential for the health of an Amazon’s feathers. Amazon parrots are prone to becoming overweight as a result of their love of food and habit of begging for table items from their owners. To stimulate mobility and exercise, an Amazon parrot need a large cage with plenty of toys and swings, as well as a play gym/play tree, climbing rope, and/or ladders to scale.

An Amazon Parrot for sale has a huge appetite, especially for peoples food, therefore owners must be careful not to overfeed snacks and table delicacies to their pets. The main food of an Amazon parrot should consist of a nutritionally balanced manufactured meal, as well as a variety of healthy vegetables, fruit, and healthy treats that pack nutrition rather than empty calories. Amazon parrots appear to like the texture of food almost as much as the taste, and they appear to particularly enjoy Lafeber Nutri-Berries and Avi-Cakes. A well-cared-for Amazon parrot on a nutritious, nutritionally balanced diet can survive for up to 60 years.

 

Environment

Enclosures should be as large as possible, such that the bird is able to fully extend it’s wings and flap without touching the cage walls
Cage should be clean, secure, safe and constructed of durable, non-toxic materials
Perches should be of variable widths, heights, and textures. Also provide a concrete perch to help to maintain the toenails.
Avoid placing perches directly over food or water to prevent contamination
Access to natural light is preferred
Avoid drafty areas.
Parrots should stay in their cage or a “bird safe” room when they are not under direct supervision.
Birds with unrestricted access to the home are at risk for accidents such as toxin ingestion, electrocution, pet attacks, and drowning.

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