Sweet Yellow Napped Amazon Parrot
Breed: Amazon Parrot
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Description Lilac Crowned Amazons are sweet, affectionate, loving, and very social parrots. As with all parrots, they must be socialized to keep this personality they’re so well known for. They live 40 to 60 years, and some even older due to modern healthier diets, exercise, and mental stimulation. All Amazon parrots need a lot of interaction and socialization. As an owner, you must know how to handle a medium to a large-sized parrot, and how to train one before you purchase one. A lot of thought and consideration should go into the idea of getting one for a companion bird. Lilac Crowned Amazons are not only strikingly beautiful, but they are a very compassionate and sweet bird that is highly intelligent. A Lilac Crowned Amazon averages 13 inches from beak to tail. As with most Amazons, the body color is green, with many highlighting colors. What makes this Amazon unique is that the yellow”crown” on its head and parts of its face are purple. They also have red, and violet on their wing feathers.
Panama Amazons are social, entertaining birds that have become increasingly popular as pets in recent years. Their high intelligence, coupled with their playful nature, makes them well-suited as pets for families and active households. They are highly talented talkers that can get noisy when the mood strikes. Their social nature helps to make them gentle and affectionate companions. While this is a loving bird, this is also a very active species, so this bird needs an owner that can keep up with it. It must have a safe space to climb and play outside of the cage each day. Social behaviors of Panama Amazon for sale The Panama Yellow fronted Amazon enjoys human interaction as well as interaction with other birds. In the wild they are very social birds living in groups. They are seen either in pairs or flocks, from small groups to flocks of several hundred birds. They also form permanent pairs when they are sexually mature. If you are looking for a quiet bird, an Amazon is not for you. It is a highly social bird who loves human companionship, loves to talk, and loves to play. They will learn tricks and look forward to interaction and games. The Panama Amazon will provide you with many fun moments and a lot of laughter. Breeding/Reproduction These Amazons can be bred in captivity. They must be mature, 4 – 5 years of age. The sexes must be confirmed and the pair must be harmonious, bonded with each other. They will need a nest box that is 31″-39″ (80-100 cm) high with an inside diameter of 12-14 (30-35 cm) and an opening of 4″-5″ (10-12 cm). Provide some soft bedding material inside on the bottom of the box. At the onset of warm weather (April to early May) courtship will begin. The hen will then lay three to four eggs which incubate for about 26 – 28 days. The young will leave the nest at 8-12 weeks. As with many parrots, the male will eat for both himself and the female while she incubates the eggs and feeds the young. The male regurgitates the food for the female to eat. He gets a lot less picky about what he eats at these times! Diet and Nutrition of Panama amazon parrots The Panama Amazon eats berries, other fruits, plants, seeds, and nuts. Like all Amazon parrots, Panama Amazons do best on a high-quality pelleted diet supplemented with seed mix and daily servings of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables. A fresh and varied diet will help ensure that your bird maintains top nutrition. Specially formulated pellets are an ideal food and should ideally represent approximately 75 to 80 percent of the bird’s diet. Fruits, vegetables, and greens should account for about 20 to 25 percent of the daily diet. Seeds and nuts are high-fat foods that you can offer as occasional treats. Start by giving your bird 3/4 cup of pellet-based parrot mix and a 1/2 cup of fruits and vegetables daily, then adjust according to their appetite. Panama Amazons parrots enjoy eating with the family together. You can share a wide range of nutritious human food with the bird, although do not let it overeat. As with all parrots, avocado and chocolate are toxic to these birds. Speech and Vocalizations Prized for its great talking ability, it is a quick learner that can easily mimic sounds and become an excellent talker. Like most Amazons, they tend to get very noisy for about 10 minutes at sunrise and again at sundown. This clock alarm-like instinct has carried over from its days living in the wild as an avian timekeeper.