The Great Amazon Parrot

The Amazon parrot is a very popular bird to have as a pet. Out of about 330 or more species of parrots, about 27 of those are known as Amazons. These birds are generally known to be quite stocky and come in green colours. They are large and have a somewhat rounded tail, with different identifying features such as various splashes of colour on different parts of their body. This is the best way to identify the different types of Amazon parrot from their fellows. The variations of colour can be quite broad, including yellow and bright vibrant blue or red. Most young parrots start off a shade of brown but eventually develop into shockingly colourful birds depending on their species type.

The Amazon parrot comes from South or Central America, depending on the exact species of the bird. They range in a lot of different areas, but tend to stick to tropical climates with a fair range in higher temperatures and humidity rates. The hygiene of this bird, if you are keeping it as a pet, is relative to the climate that the bird is used to. There are, however, some basic guidelines for keeping your bird clean and happy. Weekly showers are generally administered to help keep the feathers clean. You should also consider trimming the wings if you intend to discourage flight in your parrot.

Learning About Other Aspects

If you have an Amazon parrot as a pet, it is important to know what to feed the bird so that you can contribute to their greater health through dietary needs. There are several formulated diets for the Amazon that is conditional to their specific species type. There are pellet and seed diets as well, each with their own pros and cons towards your specific bird. A formulated diet is recommended in most cases because of its good nutritional base that leaves out the addition of more vitamins. Other diets require the addition of more of the vitamins and polynutrients. These polynutrients are supposed to boost your bird's immune system.

The Amazon parrot is generally a calm and attentive bird, spending a lot of its time observing people and sounds. They generally are only vocal in the early morning or towards the evening when it becomes dark. If you have a single bird, it will require quite a bit of your attention so you may want to consider establishing a companion for your bird. If left alone for long periods, the bird may become emotionally distressed and start plucking its feathers.