Amazon Parrot Breeding & Farming Plan

  • Breed Name: Amazon Parrots
  • Scientific name: Amazona
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Class: Aves
  • Mass:
    • Cuban amazon: 240 g
    • Hispaniolan amazon: 250 g
  • Amazon parrot as its name reveals are the common parrots Amazonian Region
  • These parrots are native to the South American Region extending to Mexico and the Caribbean
  • These are medium sized parrots. White-fronted Amazon is the smallest Amazon species (10 inches long) and the Mealy Amazon is one of the largest Amazon parrot species (16 inches long)
  • Most amazon parrots are predominantly green, with accenting colors that depend on the species and can be quite vivid
  • Amazon parrots make great talkers and singers, as they have loud vocal abilities and pick up words fast
  • They have a remarkable ability to mimic human speech and other sounds
  • Following four Amazon Species are famous to be kept as a pet:
    • Yellow-headed amazon
    • Yellow-naped amazon
    • Orange-winged amazon
    • Turquoise-fronted amazon
  • Diet & Feeding:
    • In wild, Amazon Parrots eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, berries and vegetation in the wild
    • They climb from branch to branch while feeding instead of flying
    • They especially treasure the fruits of the oil palm
    • In captivity, An Amazon parrot’s main diet should consist of a nutritionally balanced manufactured diet, vegetables and fruits
    • Alternatively, you can try ”Premium Diet for Amazons” by Nadia Pets Cross, which is made through secret recipe from House of Nadia
    • Amazons are vulnerable to calcium and vitamin A deficiencies and obesity
  • AmazonParrot Price: Mostly the common parrots range from US $400 to $1,000. Very rare Amazons can go much higher in the cost
  • Lifespan: 50 years or higher
  • Health Of Amazon Parrots:
    • Obesity: Amazon parrots are moreprone to obesity, so a special attention is required to the amount and types of food offered daily
    • Polyomavirus (can cause anorexia, lethargy, weight loss, death)
    • Chlamydiosis (signs include low appetite, fluffed feathers, nasal discharge)
    • Calcium and Vitamin A deficiency: They need to be fed a fortified diet
  • Lower Classifications:
    • Black-billed amazon, (Amazona agilis), 25 cm (10 in) long, mostly green with small patches of red on the wing and sometimes flecked with red on the head, black beak. Found in Jamaica
    • Blue-cheeked amazon or Dufresne’s amazon, (Amazona dufresniana), 34 cm (13.5 in) long, mostly green, blue cheeks. Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, possibly in northern Brazil[
    • Blue-fronted amazon, (Amazona aestiva), 38 cm (15 in) long, mostly green, blue forehead and yellow on the face. Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina
    • Cuban amazon or rose-throated amazon, (Amazona leucocephala), 28–33 cm (11–13 in) long, mostly green, white on the face, pink throat, brownish on the belly. Found in Cuba, Bahamas and Cayman Islands
    • Festive amazon, (Amazona festiva), Mostly green, red forehead, deep blue outer wing feathers, red rump, Found in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela
    • Hispaniolan amazon, (Amazona ventralis), 28–31 cm (11–12 in) long, mostly green, white forehead, blue flight feathers, maroon belly and red in the tail feathers, Found in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Imperial amazon, (Amazona imperialis), 45 cm (18 in) long, mostly green, purple neck, green-tipped red tail and purple below and found in Dominica
    • Kawall’s amazon, (Amazona kawalli), Large and mostly green, white skin at the base of the bill. Found in Brazil and Bolivia
    • Lilac-crowned amazon, (Amazona finschi), 30.5–34.5 cm (12–14 in) long, mostly green, maroon forehead, violet-blue crown. Native to Mexico
    • Mealy amazon, (Amazona farinosa), 38–41 cm (15–16 in) long, mostly green, extent of yellow and green on the forehead and crown varies between subspecies. Found in Mexico, Central and South America
    • Orange-winged amazon, (Amazona amazonica), 33 cm (13 in) long, mostly green, blue and yellow feathers on the head which varies in extent between individuals. The upper mandible is partly horn-coloured (grey) and partly dark grey. It has orange feathers in the wings and tail. Found in South America
    • Puerto Rican amazon, (Amazona vittata), 28–30 cm (11–12 in) long, mostly green, red forehead, white eye rings. Found in Puerto Rico
    • Red-browed amazon, (Amazona rhodocorytha), 35 cm (14 in) long, mostly green, red forehead fading to brownish-purple on the crown, orange lores and yellow below the lores, bluish to violet cheeks and throat. Found in Brazil
    • Red-crowned amazon, (Amazona viridigenalis), 33 cm (13 in) long, mostly green, bright red forehead and crown, dark blue streaks behind the eyes, and light green cheeks. Less red on the crown of the female and the juvenile. Native to Mexico but also found now in Puerto Rico and the USA
    • Red-lored amazon, (Amazona autumnalis), 32–35 cm (13 in) long, mostly green, red forehead and, in some subspecies, yellow cheeks (sometimes with red spots), blue crown. Found in Southern and Central America
    • Red-necked amazon, (Amazona arausiaca), 40 cm (16 in) long, mostly green, blue forehead and face, white bare eye rings, red patch on the throat (sometimes absent). Found in Dominica
    • Red-spectacled amazon, (Amazona pretrei), 32 cm (12.5 in) long, mostly green with a variable extent of red on the forehead, lores, and around the eyes. The eye rings are white and the bill is yellowish. Red on the bend of the wings with blue tips to the primary and secondary wing feathers. Found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
    • Red-tailed amazon, (Amazona brasiliensis), 37 cm (14.4 in) long, mostly green, red forehead fading to purple on the crown. Blue throat, cheeks and over the ears. Red in the tail feathers. Found in Brazil
    • Saint Lucia amazon, (Amazona versicolor), 43 cm (17 in) long, mostly green, blue face and forehead, red breast becoming maroon and mottled on the lower breast and belly. Found in Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent amazon, (Amazona guildingii), 40 cm (16 in) long, mostly green, multi-coloured with a yellowish-white, blue and green head, greenish-bronze upperparts, grey feet, orange irises, and violet blue-green wings and tail feathers. There is a yellow-brown morph and a less common green morph. Found in The Caribbean island of Saint Vincent in the Lesser Antilles
    • Scaly-naped amazon, (Amazona mercenaria), It is mostly green and found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela
    • Tucumán amazon, (Amazona tucumana), 31 cm (12 in) long, mostly green with feathers of the upper body being green with black margins. Red plumage on the forehead and fore-crown, and the red does not extend around the white eye rings. Red primary wing feathers with no red at the bend of the wing. Orange thighs and red at the base of a green tail. Found in Argentina and Bolivia
    • Vinaceous-breasted amazon, (Amazona vinacea), 30 cm (12 in) long, mostly green, red forehead, bluish nape, vinous-maroon breast. Found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
    • White-fronted amazon, (Amazona albifrons), 25 cm (10 in) long, mostly green, white forehead with blue on the crown, red on the sides of the face. Sexual dimorphism: males have bright red feathers on their shoulders, while females have green shoulders. Found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua
    • Yellow-billed amazon, (Amazona collaria), 28 cm (11 in) long, mostly green, white face markings and white forehead, blue fore-crown, pink throat and upper breast, bluish primaries, yellow bill. Found in Jamaica
    • Yellow-crowned amazon, (Amazona ochrocephala), 33–38 cm (13–15 in) long, mostly green, extent of the yellow on the head varies between subspecies. Found in Panama, South America
    • Yellow-headed amazon, (Amazona oratrix), 35–38 cm (14–15 in) long, mostly green, yellow head. Found in Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
    • Yellow-lored amazon, (Amazona xantholora), Mostly green, blue crown and yellow on the sides of the face, horn-coloured (grey) beak, Found in Belize, Honduras and Mexico
    • Yellow-naped amazon, (Amazona auropalliata), Mostly green, yellow band across the lower nape and hindneck. Found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
    • Yellow-shouldered amazon, (Amazona barbadensis), 33 cm (13 in) long, mostly green, white forehead and lores, yellow crown and ear coverts, bare white eye rings. Yellow chin and shoulders. Some red and dark blue in the wing feathers. Found in Netherlands Antilles, Venezuela

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