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Hybrid Amazons

Everything you should know....

Hybrid Amazons are only produced in captivity, by cross breeding different species. Currently the hybrids we have available have been produced by breeding Yellow Crown & Blue Front Amazons.

Size:

Hybrid Amazon parrots are normally about 15 inches long from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers.

Average Lifespan:

60+ years.

Temperament:

Hybrid 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, Hybrid Amazons may go through a hormonal bluffing stage as they reach sexual maturity. For this reason, they are recommended for experienced bird owners.

Colors:

Hybrid Amazons come in a variety of colors, depending upon the breeds that have been combined. According to many breeders that have bred and raised hybrid amazons, state that most of the offspring coloring is derived from the male parrot - but we are unable to confirm nor deny this statement. It has been our experience that many of our hybrid's have acquired coloring from both parents, creating some beautiful and unusal blends.

Feeding:

Like all Amazon Parrots, Hybrid 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.

Exercise:

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 Hybrid 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.

Hybrid Amazon Parrots as Pets:

Hybrid 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 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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.

If you think a Hybrid Amazon might be the right bird for you, contact Daniel Walthers at Winding Woods Ranch to see if you can schedule a visit with him and his birds. Seeing how Hybrid Amazons behave in their home environment will help you decide whether or not this species is a good choice for your lifestyle.