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Amazon Parrots

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Keeping Amazon Parrots as Pet Birds

Well known for having an independent personality,
Amazon Parrots love being the center of attention.

Amazon Parrots have good talking and singing abilities,
can learn entire songs, and can learn to do tricks.

Requiring a large amount of physical attention, Amazon Parrots need
at least two hours or more of daily interaction. They
will tolerate, at times cuddling.

Amazon Parrots can be kept as a single pet with little trouble,
if they are given sufficient attention.

Facts about Amazon Parrots

Amazon Parrots can live 40-50 years, some have been reported to
live as long as 80 years.

They are from 12"-14" in length

Minimum cage size is 32"W x 32"L x 48"H. Amazon Parrots
need to be out of their cage for exercise and socialization.

Perches are needed of different widths, diameters and textures
to help keep her feet healthy.

They like lots of and a variety of toys

Some Amazon Parrots can become cantankerous at times, especially
during breeding season, then, biting is more prevalent.

Amazon Parrots come from Latin American countries living in forests

The most popular Amazon Parrots are: the blue fronted, yellow naped,
double yellow headed, red lored orange winged, and lilac crowned Amazons.

What to Feed Amazon Parrots

Amazon parrots need 3-4 teaspoons per day of a pellet or seed-based,
fortified parrot diet.

About 5-10% of a parrot's diet should be bite-sized fruits and
veggies like oranges, melon, apples, sweet potatoes, broccoli,
spinach, mustard greens and shredded carrots. Offer daily or
every 2-3 days.

A vitamin and mineral supplement may be mixed with fruits and
veggies once a week.

Parrots should always have access to clean, fresh water in a
bowl. Don't use tap water. We recommend Steam Distilled water
for it's purity.

Signs an Amazon Parrot is Healthy

Clear, bright eyes
Clean, smooth feathers
Eats throughout the day
Normal droppings that are not runny for more than a couple of days
curious and active disposition

Signs an Amazon Parrot may be getting sick

Change in droppings in excess of two days
Decreased appetite; weight loss
Decreased activity and grooming behavior
Discharge from nose or mouth; frequent sneezing
Feathers fluffed for prolonged periods of time
Sitting at the bottom of cage

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