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    Amazon Parrot Facts

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    The Amazon parrot is a medium sized parrot that is native to the rainforests of South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. The name ‘Amazon Parrot’ hints at this. In reality, the Amazon parrot is actually a group name for lots of similar (at least 30) parrot species, the majority of which are green with different accenting colours. Read on to find out more about Amazon parrots.

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    About Amazon Parrots

     

    • Amazon parrots are one of the best bird species at mimicking human speech and have a remarkable ability to mimic a lot of other sounds. The African Grey Parrot is probably the only parrot that is better at mimicking and understanding human speech.

     

    • Amazon parrots, like a lot of other parrots, mainly survive on a diet of nuts, seeds, fruit and leafy matter.

     

    • Amazon parrots share the same popularity as African Grey parrots and Macaws in the pet industry and an Amazon parrot can make an excellent companion and pet. Like other parrots, the Amazon parrots have excellent dexterity with their feet and are very playful.

     

    • Some of the most common Amazon parrots to be kept as pets are the yellow headed Amazon parrot, the orange winged Amazon parrot and the blue fronted Amazon parrot.

     

    • Buying an Amazon parrot for sale like this can cost several hundred pounds and it is not uncommon for Amazon parrots to live for over 50 years. Buying an Amazon parrot therefore is not something that should be taken on lightly.

     

    • Amazon parrots have an innate desire to chew on things so in the wild they fulfil this by chewing on wood and food. In captivity however, Amazon parrots need to be provided with safe, destructible toys to satisfy this need.

     

    • It is not uncommon for even the tamest Amazon parrots to become aggressive during mating season and this should be considered when buying an Amazon parrot for sale as a pet. Like all parrots, Amazon parrots that are kept as a pet need to be allowed out of their cage for several hours a day and be given plenty of time to feel part of the family. You can search for suitable bird cages for sale on Bird Trader.
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