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About southern mealy amazon parrot:
The mealy Amazon is a docile, easy-to-train bird that can be an excellent pet. These beautiful, large birds may not have the flashy colors of other parrots, but their loving, friendly personality makes up for that. They are a good choice for bird owners who want a large parrot but would prefer one with a laid-back attitude.
Origin and History:
The mealy Amazon is native to Central America and South America. Their range extends from southern Mexico to parts of Bolivia and Brazil, including the countries of Peru and Colombia.
Mealy Amazons are known to be the most gentle and docile of the Amazon parrots. They are affectionate when kept as pets and form strong bonds with their owners. This stems from their natural instinct to form a monogamous, lifetime pairing with their mate.
Feeding Mealy Amazon Parrots:
Like all Amazon parrots, mealy 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.
Amazons make great pets but they are should not be the first choice for novice parrot keepers. With lots of research to ensure the Amazon is the right bird for you, they make great very affectionate, and loyal companions. They are very intelligent and need a lot of time and commitment from their owners to keep them happy.
Noise level between 1 to 10:
I think we have to give an Amazon an 8, they are very loud but not as loud as a cockatoo or a macaw. Amazons like to scream even when happy, playing or with their “loved ones” so if you are thinking of buying/rescuing an Amazon please think if you could cope with the noise for the next 50 years.
Amazons are extremely intelligent and playful birds that love being the center of attention. They need lots of affection and time with their owners, and they are curious, athletic and seem to enjoy entertaining their owners with clownish antics. it is for this reason, you must ensure you get the biggest possible cage you can fit in your house and that’s in your budget. However, they are also considered somewhat moody and can become fairly aggressive if not trained and handled properly from a younger age.
Amazons begin to mate at the beginning of the warm season, generally in April or May, with the laying and brooding in the early summer. An Amazon female will lay between 2 to 4 white eggs and she will brood for 26 to 28 days.
Amazons are prone to aspergillosis, bacterial infections, Upper Respiratory Infections, Pox-virus, Infections, Vitamin A Deficiency, Obesity, Fatty Liver Syndrome, Cloacal Papillomas, Seizures, and Cancer.
Amazons are especially susceptible to Polyoma, Feather Plucking / Mutilation, and Papilloma.
Types of Amazons:
The Amazon species most commonly kept as pets include the following:
- Blue-fronted Amazon
- Double Yellow-head Amazon
- Lilac-crowned Amazon
- Mealy Amazon
- Mexican Redhead or Green-cheeked Amazons
- Orange-winged Amazon
- Panama Amazon
- Red-lord Amazon
- White-fronted Amazon
- Yellow-crowned or Yellow-fronted Amazon
- Yellow-napped Amazon
Amazons need a balanced diet to avoid obesity, it’s a great idea to talk this over with your vet during checkups. A good low sunflower seed mix diet is fine but this must be accompanied by fresh fruit and veg daily. Fruit and veg should not be a treat but the norm! A good multivitamin is also a must for complimenting their diet to ensure they are getting all they need.