Yellow-crowned Amazons are scientifically known as Amazona ochrocephala. Like other Amazons, these birds showcase an affectionate behavior for which bird enthusiasts love to pet them. Their longevity in care is highly commendable as they can outlive their owners.
|Other Names||Yellow-crowned parrot, Yellow-fronted Amazon|
|Color||Green body with a yellow patch on the head, red tinges in the wings|
|Size||12-15 in (30-38 cm)|
|Weight||13-20 oz (380-560 g)|
|Distribution||Panama and South Africa|
|Habitat||Savannah, woodland, tropical dry and humid forests, mangroves, and cultivated lands|
|Diet||Fruits, berries, nuts, and seeds|
|Breeding age||3 years|
|Clutch size||2-4 eggs|
|Incubation period||26-28 days|
|Lifespan||60-90 years in captivity|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Temperament as pets||Agile|
|Talking ability||Pretty good|
Installing a cage having a size of 30x36x48 inches is required as the active bird often extends its wings and keeps on moving. For its enrichment include differently sized perches, non-destructible toys, along with pine, fir, and willow branches.
For a nest box, 12 x 12x 24 inches is the ideal diameter.
Despite its enduring capacity, keep the pet always at room temperatures.
Behavior and Temperament
The easy-going bird appreciates and enjoys human proximity to a great extent. Conversing with it on a regular basis will help it learn words and later repeating them. The talking ability depends on each bird. It might get noisy frequently, but that is not a red flag, as it is the nature of the bird to express loudly. The wonder doesn’t end here as it can sing melodiously, and training and taming the bird is easier than you can think.
Give it a moderate amount of fruits like pomegranate, apple, banana, orange and pear, vegetables like beans, carrot, and green leaves. Once in a while, you can give cooked beans as well.
The bowls of food and water should be cleaned every day, at least twice. For bathing the pet, choose either a shower or a shallow bowl of water.
Lipomas, pox-virus infections, vitamin A deficiency, fatty liver, metal poisoning, and liver cancer are common in these birds.
The range is $1,799-$1,999.
- Like other parrots, Amazons don’t have vocal cords and their sound come from the trachea.
- Yellow-naped Amazon and yellow-headed Amazons are often considered to be the subspecies of Yellow-crowned Amazons.
Video: Talking Yellow-crowned Amazon