Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary
(1984 - 2006)

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The Amazona Society (TAS) is an organization of international aviculturists (and companion parrot enthusiasts) with headquarters in the United States of America serving as the voice of companion Amazon parrot owners and breeders.

Our members enjoy participation in a members only Internet discussion group where some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable Amazon aficionados can be found. We'd love to have you join us.

"Add some spice to your life! Share it with an AMAZON"

Species list added - Jan 2006

2006 Costa Rican Parrot and Macaw Tour

Blue-fronted Amazon Breeding Ecology Project

About Amazon Parrots

Amazon parrot, also known as Amazons, is the commonly called by the name parrot of the botanical family - Amazons. They are large, short-headed parrots indigenous to the New World, mostly from South America to northern Mexico and the Caribbean. The Amazon parrot species are known from various songs, called a call. This is a very social bird that requires attention and patience. In this article, I will share some tips on how to take care of your Amazon parrot so that you can enjoy the long-term relationship with your pet.

Like all other birds, Amazon Parrots don't sleep on beds. That is a good thing because you don't have to invest on an extra bed for these parrots like for humans. For humans of course there are fancy adjustable beds with many bells and whistles like zero gravity, massage, programmable memory positions, anti-snore position, wallhugger engineering etc. If you want to find information on what the best adjustable beds are you can check out this guide from bedroom solutions to learn about how to select a high quality adjustable bed base. But for Amazon Parrots, you definitely don't need one. That's a fact.

Like most other Amazon parrot species, these birds originated from the rainforests of south eastern Brazil. The best habitat for these animals is found in the Amazonian rainforests. Amazonian parrots are omnivores; however they also eat berries, leafy vegetables and fruits. They also consume some seeds from certain trees.

In captivity, the wild Amazon parrots are very easy to take care of. However, in their natural habitat, the Amazon parrot has to spend much of its time out of doors. They seldom become aggressive towards humans. If cared for properly in the wild, the Amazonian Amazon parrots can live for around 10 years.

On the other hand, in captivity, the Amazon species are more prone to disease, obesity and stress. It is therefore important that you provide them with everything they need to keep their body weight in check. A diet rich in pellets and seeds, coupled with daily exercises will help you maintain your pet's ideal weight. In addition to diet, make sure to provide them with fresh water constantly. Most importantly, prevent feeding your Amazon parrots dairy products because it will only lead to further obesity and even a shortened life span.

Also, another way to encourage movement in your bird is to let him out of his cage once in a while. Doing so will encourage him to explore and discover new things. Also, it will be easier for him to become familiarized with the layout of his cage. Also, do not overcrowd your bird's cage because this will only cause him stress.

Like other oriental birds, the Amazon parrots originated from the rainforests of Amazon. Because of their extreme cold climate, they are native to this environment and can only cope with it perfectly. However, they have adapted well to tropical climates, especially the south. Therefore, if given the opportunity they will migrate south for the winter season and return to their original tropical spot during the summertime. As you can see, the Amazon parrot doesn't really have a problem with being accustomed to its new environment, provided that you are just patient and provide plenty of toys and perches to allow him to move around freely.