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Double Yellow Head Amazon - Amazons Amazona Oratrix Bird

Double Yellow Head Amazon Amazons

Notable traits of the Double Yellow Head Amazon Bird: Amazons (Amazona Oratrix)
Latin Name: Amazona Oratrix
Common Name: Double Yellow Head Amazon
Description: Mostly green, these birds feature bright yellow feathers on their heads and faces, with splashes of yellow and red on the front edges of the wings. They have horn colored beaks and flesh colored feet
Gender Determination: Can only be determined by DNA test
Trainability: Highly trainable and intelligent birds
Length: 38 to 43 centimeters (15 to 17 in)
Average Lifespan: 60 years
Average Weight: 350-475 grams
Song: Can sing songs
Diet: Amazon Parrots quality pelleted diet, supplemented with seed mix and daily servings of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables. A fresh and varied.
Housing: Larger the cage the better, 2 by 3 by 4 feet minimum
Loudness: Can be loud at times not suitable for apartments
Talking Ability: Great talker and they learn songs
Notes: One of the best of talkers, their speaking abilities are generally only surpassed by Greys. They often pick up melodies with ease.

Double Yellow-Headed Amazon parrots, while endangered in the wild, are widely popular pet birds who are kept by owners in all corners of the world. Their high intelligence, beautiful colors, and charming personalities put them among the most beloved 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 Double Yellow-Headed 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 Double Yellow-Headed 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 adopting one is not a commitment to be taken lightly.
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: Sexually maturity is reached at around two to three years of age however eggs should not be expected until the third year. Clutch sizes vary from two to three and sometimes four eggs with incubation lasting from 26 to 29 days. Hand rearing of young is quite common amongst Canadian aviculturalists and for a number of reasons.

A large L-Box nest style is a suitable nesting receptacle for breeding these birds. The boot nest boxes have an added advantage in that if a hen or cock dives in the box the eggs are less likely to be broken. The nestbox should be made of a sturdy material and be fitted with a wooden ladder, chew block for the sitting hen and contain nesting material such as wood shavings or as some prefer a mixture of peat and sawdust.

The aggressive nature of a breeding pair of Double Yellow-headed Amazons should never be underestimated. Double Yellow-headed cocks and hens like many of the Amazon Parrots are famed for giving off dramatic threatening displays. It does seem though that when compared to the other species of Amazon kept within Australia the Double Yellow-headed Amazon is more excitable and more likely to attack their keeper. They may fly at anyone entering their aviary or make lunges in an attempt to scare off or bite anyone or anything they perceive as a threat. Attacks such as this can be prevented by watching the bird/s body language. Double Yellow-headed Amazons usually fluff up, dilate their pupils, out stretch their wings, make an array of vocalizations or fan their tail before attacking. If stressed these birds may also attack their own partner in what is termed misplaced aggression. This should always be watched out for and if the birds are getting overly aggressive a good idea would be to leave the birds in peace.

Once the breeding season has finished these birds usually return to their old inquisitive and amusing self. It is during this period of time that one gets to truly appreciate the beauty of these birds. Their inquisitive nature and love of chatting to themselves and others in the aviary complex could captivate anyone for hours on end.
Mutations: Blue and Cinnamon
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 45 Years
Nest: L-Box 12 x 24 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Some what Common
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Habitat: Mexico and northern Central America
References: PelletTreatToy
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