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Orange Wing Amazon - Amazons Amazona Amazonica Bird

Orange Wing Amazon Amazons

Notable traits of the Orange Wing Amazon Bird: Amazons (Amazona Amazonica)
Latin Name: Amazona Amazonica
Common Name: Orange Wing Amazon
Description: Mostly green, with yellow and blue on the face and forehead. They have a distinctive splash of orange on the front edges of their wings, which gives them their name.
Gender Determination: Can only be determined by DNA test
Trainability: Highly intelligent
Length: 33 cm (13 in)
Average Lifespan: 50 years
Average Weight: 340 gram
Song: Can sing songs
Diet: Quality pellet with additional fruits/vegetables and some seed. Limit intake of nuts.
Housing: As large as feasible, 2 by 3 by 4 foot minimum
Loudness: Can be loud at times not suitable for apartments
Talking Ability: Fair talkers not as good as other Amazons
Notes: It's important for Orange-Winged 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.

Amazons are prone to both obesity and vitamin A deficiency. The former should be addressed by limiting the amount of fatty foods given, including nuts. Peanuts and dried corn should be avoided for parrots in general, as they can cause aspergillus, a difficult-to-treat respiratory illness.
The propensity to vitamin A deficiency can be addressed by providing lots of orange and red fruits and vegetables, as they are generally high in vitamin A. Such foods include sweet potato, red and orange peppers, and carrots.

Amazons are avid chewers, and should be provided plenty of toys of both the destructible and non-destructible varieties.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Breeding Notes: Orange-winged Amazons are relatively difficult to breed in captivity. In North America they breed predominantly in the spring and have a limited breeding season, from February or March to June or July. Clutch size is typically three to four eggs. Incubation period is approximately 24 to 26 days. Chicks usually fledge at approximately 10 to 12 weeks of age. Orange-winged Amazons are relatively easy to hand-rear and most hand-rearing formulas can be used successfully.The female incubates the eggs for about 26 days and the chicks leave the nest about 60 days after hatching.
Mutations: Cinnamon Pied Yellow
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 40
Nest: L-Box 12 x 24 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Common in Season
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Habitat: South America from Colombia Trinidad and Tobago south to Peru and central Brazil.
References: PelletTreatToy
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