Everything you should know....
Yellow-Naped Amazon parrots are normally about 15 inches long from
the beak to the tip of the tail feathers.
Yellow-Naped Amazons are highly intelligent, comical birds that love
to be the center of attention. They are excellent talkers, and they
form extremely close bonds with their owners. Like many Amazons, however,
Yellow-Naped Amazons may go through a hormonal bluffing stage as they
reach sexual maturity. For this reason, they are recommended for experienced
Yellow-Naped Amazons are mostly a bright green color, with a blaze
of yellow on the forehead and slashes of red in the feathers of their
wings. They have gray beaks and feet.
Like all Amazon Parrots, Yellow-Naped Amazons do best on a high quality
pelleted diet, supplemented with seed mix and daily servings of fresh
bird-safe fruits and vegetables. A fresh and varied diet will help
ensure that your bird maintains top nutrition.
Amazon Parrots are prone to excess weight gain, so it's important
that they are allowed room to exercise every day. If you want a Yellow-Naped
Amazon, you should be able to give it a minimum of 3 to 4 hours outside
of its cage per day. This will allow the bird to burn excess calories
and stretch its muscles, on top of providing essential mental stimulation.
Yellow Naped Amazon Parrots as Pets:
Yellow-Naped Amazon parrots are quick-witted creatures that make wonderful
pets for active owners who really want to form a great bond with their
bird. Their obvious intelligence and remarkable speech abilities have
made put them among the most popular Amazon Parrot species.
Amazon parrots thrive on social interaction, and they need it to remain
healthy and happy. Birds that are neglected often fall into destructive
behavior patterns and depression, which can manifest itself in various
physical and emotional problems. It's important for Yellow-Naped Amazon
owners to set aside a period of time each day for one-on-one interaction
with their bird, to establish and maintain a healthy bond.
While hand-fed Amazon parrots normally make loving, affectionate pets,
many go through an aggressive stage during adolescence that some owners
can't handle. While the phase does pass, it can sometimes last for
up to 2 years. Potential owners should remember that if they adopt
a Yellow-Naped Amazon, they are taking on the care of a creature that
is every bit as intelligent and emotional as a human toddler. These
birds can live in excess of 70 years if properly cared for, so caring
for one is not a commitment to be taken lightly.
Yellow Naped's are one of the most desirable of the Amazon breeds.
They are wonderful talkers!!
If you think a Yellow-Naped Amazon might be the right bird for you, contact Daniel
at Winding Woods Ranch
if you can schedule a visit with him and his birds. Seeing how Yellow-Naped
Amazons behave in their home environment will help you decide whether
or not this species is a good choice for your lifestyle.