Why We Love Them: There’s never a dull moment with these busy, active beauties that make great pets in homes with children. Panama Amazons are the “social butterflies” of the Amazon! Their active, playful nature paired with their high intelligence can make Panama Amazons perfect family pets. They are typically known to be quite gentle and loving. However, they rarely slow down. You can always expect to find your Panama climbing, swinging or dancing in its cage. It’s also important to give this very active, energetic breed some “outside the cage” time each day. This is a great bird for an “impatient” trainer because Panamas catch on quickly when it comes to mimicking sounds. This is a very attractive parrot with a mostly green body peppered with yellow triangles on the forehead. When their wings flutter, the red markings on their wings become very vibrant!
Temperament of Panama Amazons Parrots
Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrots can make excellent pets. Many captive-bred birds are hand-fed, starting very young. In these cases, they can make affectionate pets that quickly bond with their owners.
As an intelligent species, they can be a bit more of a handful than others. They enjoy being the center of attention, and problems occur most often when owners are unable to give their birds the attention that they need.
Speech & Vocalizations
This species is one of the best mimics out there. If you’re looking for a Parrot that will talk, this is an excellent species. They are considered second to only the African gray Parrot in their ability to talk
Exercise of Panama Amazons Parrots
Due to their high activity needs, these birds are prone to weight gain. If they are not exercised properly, they can quickly become overweight and obese. Like with all animals, too much body fat can cause all sorts of problems for these Parrots.
You should plan on giving your bird at least 3 to 4 hours of exercise each day. This should be done outside of the cage. These birds can get into things quickly, so you should plan on providing constant supervision.