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The Amazon Parrot Handbook

Colorful, lovable Amazon parrots brighten homes around the world. These winged natives of the New World are known for their big personalities. You can find Amazons flying over canopied forests throughout parts of South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Most Amazons have green bodies speckled with brushstrokes of color. Splashes of beautiful blue, red, lilac, yellow and white create unique patterns on individual birds. You are truly getting a one-of-a-kind creature when you bring an Amazon parrot into your world! It is important to address the fact that there is some ambiguity when it comes to calling a bird an Amazon parrot. The term is used to cover roughly 30 different species within the parrot family. Here’s a rundown of some of the common Amazon varieties people enjoy as pet

  •  The blue-fronted Amazon is known for its extreme vocalizing. Blue-fronted Amazons enjoy singing and talking constantly. This variety isn’t always ideal for apartments or cramped spaces.
  • The orange-winged Amazon will go through a hormonal stage called bluffing as it reaches sexual maturity. This stage can be a challenge because Amazons will often become aggressive. You will have to determine if you can handle this challenge.

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