Yellow Naped Amazon for Sale
Yellow Naped Amazon for Sale one of the more popular Amazon species. These parrots can be talkative and gravitate toward toys that challenge them both physically and mentally. They also enjoy plenty of interaction with their people and other animals.
This Amazon is mostly a green birds, but gets its name from a bright yellow patch that develops on the nape of the neck. The Golden Yellow-naped Amazon is very similar to several other Amazon species that also develop yellow markings. One of these very popular Amazons is the Double Yellow headed Amazon Amazona oratrix. Its entire head rather than just the nape becomes yellow. Another is the the Yellow-crowned Amazon Amazona ochrocepha that develops a patch of yellow the crown.
Diet and Nutrition of Yellow Naped Amazon
Yellow naped Amazon parrots eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, and vegetation.
Provide your parrot a healthy diet, limit high fat foods like seeds and nuts, give your bird daily exercise. A mentally stimulating activity for your bird is hiding an occasional treat, which mimics the bird’s instinct to forage for its food.
Yellow naped Amazons do best on a high-quality pelleted diet supplemented with seed mix. Daily servings of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables will also ensure that your bird is getting the right balance of the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Feed approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup of pelleted food and 1/3 to 1/2 cup of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. A raw and varied diet will help ensure that your bird maintains top nutrition.
Yellow naped Behavior and Personality
The Yellow nape Amazons are wonderful as young birds, but tend to become nippy, even outright aggressive as they get older, particularly the males, though individual birds vary. They are notorious for temperament changes, and will attack their owners viciously. Females tend to remain sweeter, so you might want to consider a hen when making your purchase. This may not be a bird for children, as a bite from a yellow nape’s beak is formidable. But don’t let this daunt you — they have wonderful pet potential, and they are certainly a popular choice for many reasons. If you notice a temperament change, simply take precautions that you don’t get hurt, or hurt the bird either.
Caring for a Yellow Naped Amazon for sale
Yellow-naped Amazon parrots are best suited for experienced bird owners. They require a great deal of attention, and you will need to set aside a period each day for one-on-one interaction with your parrot. This socialization is the key to establishing and maintaining a healthy bond with your bird.
Also, you should consider adopting a pair so that they can keep each other company. In the wild, these birds form relationships that can last a lifetime; this probably explains why they tend to bond so strongly with their owner.
These birds thrive on social interaction, and they need it to remain healthy and happy. Depression or anxiety can lead to physical and emotional problems, including feather plucking and biting people.
Potential owners should remember that if they adopt a yellow-naped Amazon, they are taking on the care of a creature that is every bit as intelligent and emotional as a human toddler. Due to their very long lifespan, caring for one is not a commitment to be taken lightly.
Make sure you provide a cage that is suited to this parrot—at least 3-foot-square. The bird may seem small, but it still needs room to move and play. Keep the bird occupied while you are not available by outfitting the cage with ladders, perches, and interactive toys.
Speech and Vocalizations
These parrots may not screech as much as some, but they will get very loud on occasion. They are excellent talkers and singers, however. You can train these birds to develop a rather extensive vocabulary of words spoken with great human-like clarity, but be careful what you say. They’re also known for picking up (and relentlessly remembering) some phrases you’d prefer the bird to forget.
Sexual maturity is reached at two years. At this time, they pair off into permanent partnerships. Courtship begins once warm weather starts to come in, generally around April to May. There are usually 3-4 eggs in a clutch. These eggs will need to incubate for about 26-28 days. Once they have hatched the young can leave the nest after about 8-12 weeks. During incubation and weaning, the male guards the nest from the outside never entering the nest. The male finds food for both himself and his female, causing him to become less particular in his search. When he returns to the nest, he regurgitates food for the female.