Amazon parrots are highly intelligent, loving, and incredibly social birds. When these green-winged beauties are appropriately trained and treated aptly, they make for wonderfully devoted and talkative pets.
Amazon parrots are larger than life creatures and not just because they generally range from about 10 to 17 inches. These birds—with an average lifespan of 60-80 years—are noisy, talkative, and playful.
Amazons are likened to a two-year-old child with the temperament of a 50-year-old. So it’s not surprising that experts recommend owners are of the patient set and willing to learn about their varying moods. Owners must establish dominance while the bird is young.
One of the most appealing aspects of Amazon parrots is their ability to speak. They’re the most absorbent at three months to 3 years.
Though these birds are most active and chatty as the sun comes up and goes down, they enjoy their sleep. Approximately ten solid hours of sleep are suggested for pet birds. However, some enjoy more than others. Decreased opportunity to rest can result in an ornery parrot.
Since most tend to have loud, gruff voices, they don’t make ideal apartment dwellers. When they are upset, for example, they have no problem displaying their angst through biting and screaming. Feather picking can also be a sign of distress or boredom in pet birds.
One of the most appealing aspects of Amazon parrots is their ability to speak. They’re the most absorbent at three months to three years. But, beware parrots aren’t known for their tête-à-tête etiquette. Some might talk while you’re talking, interrupt conversations, or scream when you’re watching television.
Parrots love all sorts of genres of music. These showy, entertainment-prone birds often memorize entire songs, making them ideal karaoke participants.