Orange winged amazon parrot




Orange winged amazon parrot


The Orange winged amazon parrot averages 12-13 inches in length and weighs 290-350 grams. This bird is often confused with the Blue-Fronted Amazon as they both have blue on their heads. The Orange-Wing is the only Amazon with orange feathers in their wings. The plumage of the Orange-Wing is primarily green with a blue forehead and some yellow on its crown and cheeks. The beak is horn colored with a black tip.

Average Lifespan: The average lifespan of an Orange-Winged Amazon in captivity is 40-60 years.

Sexing: The Orange-Winged Amazon is not sexually dimorphic therefore a DNA test is necessary to determine the sex of your bird.

Loudness: The Orange-Winged Amazon is like most amazons: they have a fairly loud call. This bird is not the best talker, but they have an excellent mimicking ability – especially in imitating sounds. They are much more noisy than the other Amazons we offer for

Trainability: The orange-Winged Amazon is a playful bird who loves to chew on wood. Although they are not the best talkers, they can be trained to speak given diligent guidance. Orange-Winged Amazons can be somewhat temperamental which can be challenging to a novice bird owner. However, they are extremely quick learners and are amenable to change in most situations. It is important to provide consistent discipline throughout the stages of this bird’s life in order to avoid aggressive behaviors.


Care and Feeding of an Orange winged amazon parrot


Amazon parrots have a tendency toward becoming couch potatoes, sitting around a good part of the day, eating starchy foods. But there are consequences for an obese bird: fatty tumors and a greatly reduced life span. Like most Amazon parrots, orange wings are among the longer-lived parrot species; make sure that your children or a good-natured neighbor love the bird too because they just might inherit him. Good nutrition, including lots of fruits, vegetables and nutritionally balanced pelleted diet, and lots of playtime and exercise will keep your Amazon in good shape for years to come. Avi-Cakes, Nutri-Berries, and other Lafeber parrot food also offer healthy nutrition and excellent foraging opportunities.

Orange-winged Amazon owners need to set aside time each day for one-on-one interaction with their parrot. This scheduled activity period helps establish and maintain a healthy bond between you and your bird.

Purchase a cage that is at least 2 feet by 3 feet wide and 3 to 5 feet high with a playpen top. Outfit it with plenty of ropes, ladders, and perches so your bird can exercise while enclosed.

While hand-fed Amazon parrots typically make loving, affectionate pets, they are also curious explorers that like to chew. Anything in your home can be viewed as a toy and may get chewed if left around. Go along with the bird’s instinct to chew and provide plenty of bird-safe toys that can be destroyed.

Once you develop a good understanding of the bird’s personality, training is relatively easy. In general, positive reinforcement works best. Reward correct behavior and avoid scolding and punishment.


Personality and Behavior of Orange winged amazon parrots


Among the feisty Amazons, the orange-winged Amazon is a mellower beast, and makes a good companion for someone not willing to deal with the huge personality of the yellow-napped Amazon parrot. Make no mistake, however, the orange-winged Amazon isn’t a wallflower. It has the lively, energetic, spirited personality common to its family.

Whether watching TV or eating dinner, the Orange-winged wants to be with you. The more your amazon is around its human counterparts, the more socialized it is and the more it will talk, sing and mimic. You will establish a greater attachment between you and your feathered friend the more you are together.

Generally, the Amazon isn’t a bird for everyone, though a hand fed orange-winged Amazon parrot, with its amiable personality and striking good looks, can make a great companion for someone willing to put in the time and effort in caring for this underappreciated species.


Speech and Vocalizations


This bird has excellent speech abilities. Many individuals can develop a good vocabulary, and even non-talking birds will enjoy whistling and mimicking sounds around the house. Compared to other parrots, its not the loudest bird, but it certainly can scream at times. This bird is not suitable for apartment or condo living or close neighbor situations.

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