Red crowned amazon parrot for sale
Red crowned amazon parrot for sale,the Green-cheeked Amazon is a very attractive parrot originating primarily from Northeast Mexico. Overall it is a darker green Amazon, though a paler green underneath, and has iridescent light green cheeks circled in lilac. Its other descriptive names, Red crowned Amazon and Mexican Red-headed Parrot, are derived from its vibrant crown of bright scarlet.
The Green cheek Amazon is definitely a more amenable Amazon. It is a pleasant, social Amazon that enjoys its human companions and is not as independent nor as feisty as its cousins. Once in a while it will assert its independence, and when it does it will be obvious. The pupils of their eyes will constrict and light up like little flashlights, this is referred to as the “blazing eye”. Its head will come down, the tail feathers will fan out and the wings will extend. This is the Green-cheek Amazons way of saying “just leave me alone”, and this usually occurs in breeding season.
This is a favorite among bird lovers for its calm but playful nature. These red crowned Amazons loved to have the top of their head and the sides of their face petted, and will frequently just lay their head down for you to provide them with this attention. Some of them are talkers, but most are better at mimicking sounds.
They are very gregarious, and require regular involvement in the routine of their human flock. Keepers will need to make some adjustments when they add an intelligent creature like this to their home as these parrots will become depressed if neglected. With this pet bird you have a companion for meals or watching television, yes, they do watch television.
Care and feeding of Red crowned amazon parrot for sale
In the wild, the diet of the Green-cheeked Amazon consists of fruits, plants, seeds and nuts, but will frequently take a bite of something and then just toss the rest. When food is plentiful they are known to waste, just looking for something they like better. Of course, during breeding season, everything is eaten and used. A pet bird will enjoy a varied diet, including a quality seed mix or a pelleted diet, and many fresh fruits and vegetables. Pellets will work if started at an early age. Plenty of human food that is nutritious can be offered.
Fruits and vegetables are great but a little chicken or meatloaf is good too. Sweet potatoes provide Vitamin A. Peanut butter or honey at the bottom of a Dixie cup or on a cracker brings them happiness. It will also bring you laughter. Amazons also love pasta but can make a real mess with spaghetti and sauce. They like to eat at the table and enjoy eating with their family. They will let you know when it’s dinner time. Avocado and chocolate are toxic to any parrot.
The Green-cheeked Amazon quickly becomes accustomed to a new environment and its keeper, and is then ready to start bird training. Generally though, you should give a new arrival a few days to get use to you, your voice and its cage before trying to handle it. A hand fed baby will not need much taming and can often be handled right away, as it is use to human attention.
Caring for a Green-Cheeked Amazon Parrot
Social interaction is necessary for any Amazon parrot; the green-cheeked is no different. Birds that do not receive enough handling and affection can develop destructive behaviors and become depressed. Emotional distress can lead to self-mutilation in the form of feather plucking and skin picking.
Unlike other pets, parrots need one-on-one interaction for a few hours every day. This activity keeps the bird happy and healthy in captivity, and it establishes a strong, rewarding bond for the owner and bird.
As a medium-sized parrot, the green-cheeked Amazon requires a substantial cage. They love to climb and should have room to stretch their wings while inside. The minimum size is 2 feet by 3 feet and up to 3 or 5 feet tall; the more space you can provide, the better.
Inside the cage, place the bird’s perches at various heights and provide ladders and a variety of toys. At least once a week, your bird will appreciate a bath to help keep its feathers from drying out. A birdbath gives your bird an extra place to play. A handheld mister or spray bottle counts as enjoyable interaction time with your feathered friend.
A parrot is an expensive pet. It is not only the initial cost of the bird, but also factor in cage cost, toys, food, and annual visits to the avian veterinarian.