Yellow-naped Amazons are also known as the yellow-naped parrot, can be considered as one of the friendliest pet parrots around. With their intelligence, talking, and down-to-earth social behavior, you can only expect to enjoy their company. The development of a strong bond with their favorite person is guaranteed. This bond can result in some severe jealousy. If you’re on the lookout for an energetic and goofy parrot but an affectionate and cuddly one as well, you can’t go wrong with a Yellow Naped Amazon.
This tropical parrot (Amazona auropalliata) is a charming, sweet bird with an angry giant hidden within. Mostly found on Costa Rica, El Salvator, Guatemala, yellow-naped Amazons are one of the best talkers and loved by bird lovers. The extrovert birds love being the center of attraction and make a fuss when ignored.
A stainless steel case with a diameter of 36X24X40 inches is ideal as amazons utilize the space for climbing and extending their wings. The higher the cage, the better for the birds as they have a natural instinct to hang from a height, like from treetops. You can move the cage to keep the bird company, but whenever you station it, make sure the place has natural light and away from draft. Attach a wired grated bottom to the cage as these birds scatter their foods. The door of the cage should have a drawbridge-like opening or a sideway opening, but never that of a guillotine style. Hanging perches or playpens are appreciated by them.
Behavior and personality
The playful birds have an inclination towards their human companions and love to spend time with them. They are intelligent enough to learn new words and tricks quickly. Yellow-naped amazons are good with melody as well and sing opera loudly at times. They do not shy away from meeting new people and entertain them with their tricks. They also throw tantrums and may bite when nippy, and it is through pure training that you can keep their aggressiveness in check. Males might be hostile in their body language and when they are ready for mating, but women tend to be timid. They spend a considerable time with toys. Sleeping for around 11-12 hours is required for juveniles and subadults, while adults are happy with a few hours less.
Pelleted diets or a seed-based diets along with chicken, vegetables, and fruits are perfect for them. If your pet has adapted to your rules or has adjusted with your household, you may place it on your table and serve food when you have your lunch/dinner.
The expressive parrot will let your know if it loves bathing by water spraying or inside the kitchen sink or a bowl. It co-operates you while you groom it. Cleaning the cage, tray, food, and water bowls are a daily chore you need to comply to.