Amazon Baby Parrot
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Amazon Parrot Behavior and Temperament
Amazons are brilliant and playful birds that love being the center of attention. They need lots of affection and time with their owners. They are curious and athletic, and they seem to enjoy entertaining their owners with clownish antics. Amazons that have been hand-tamed from a young age typically are comfortable with handling and make loving, affectionate pets.Amazon Baby Parrot
However, Amazon parrots can be somewhat moody as they reach sexual maturity and might become aggressive if not trained and handled correctly. This is called a bluffing stage. While the phase does pass, it can sometimes last for up to two years. During the bluffing stage, Amazons might bite and show other aggressive behaviors. It’s more apparent in males, and some birds act out more than others. Because of this, you might want to consider a female parrot or an older bird.
Owners can learn to read their Amazon’s body language to understand its mood. For instance, a parrot with narrowing pupils and raised head feathers might be overexcited and prone to biting if it’s not given a chance to calm down.
In general, most Amazon species can learn to talk. As for other vocalizations, Amazons can be quite loud and chatter frequently. They are also good screechers, though not as loud as cockatoos or macaws. These loud vocalizations are how birds communicate with their flock—usually indicating danger, anger, excitement, or calling for attention.
Except to spend several hours per day interacting with your bird, as well as feeding it and maintaining its habitat. Amazons can become bored, depressed, and destructive if they’re left alone too much. They can enjoy the company of other birds, though they must be introduced slowly and carefully to make sure they’re a good match. They also often can coexist with other well-mannered household pets, including cats and dogs, but they should be supervised.
In general, Amazons are around 10 to 20 inches long measured from head to tail. They weigh on average between 1 and 2 pounds.
An Amazon parrot’s cage should be as large as you can fit and afford. At minimum, the cage should be 2 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet, but the bigger the better. Some owners even dedicate small rooms as free-flight aviaries for their pet birds. Make sure the cage bar spacing is narrow enough that your bird can’t get any body parts stuck.
In the enclosure, including toys, swings, ladders, and perches of various sizes. Amazons like to chew, so make sure all items in the cage are safe and nontoxic. Moreover, include food and water dishes positioned in a spot where bird droppings won’t fall in them.