Double Yellow Headed Amazon
The Double Yellow-headed Amazon is mostly green, with a paler, more golden underbelly. The entire head and throat are yellow, and the wing bend is red with a hint of yellow. The thighs and carpal edge are yellow. The ring around the eye is white and unfeathered. The iris of the eye is orange, and the upper mandible’s beak is horned, fading gray towards the base.
Yellow headed Amazons heads have a remarkable amount of body mass. Mature Yellow-crowned Amazons are slightly larger than other Yellow-crowned Amazons, measuring 15 -17 inches (38-43 cm) from head to tail. Maturity occurs between the ages of 4 and 5, and these species have a lifespan of 60 to 80 years.
In aviculture, lutino and blue varieties of the Yellow-headed Amazon, as well as a myriad of other combinations, have been generated. This species will naturally hybridize with other yellow Amazons. As a result, the exact feathering and color in the wild and in captivity might vary greatly amongst birds.
The immature bird has simply a patch of yellow on the forehead, possibly with a dappling of yellow throughout the remainder of the head, and less red at the wing bend. The mature bird’s fully yellow head develops throughout a four-year period of molting.
The Amazon’s Double Yellow-headed Amazona oratrix is a fascinating, intelligent, and entertaining parrot. This prize bird, also known as the Yellow-headed Amazon and Yellow-headed Parrot, is very attractive and has a strong ability to communicate. These predominantly green birds have a yellow forehead and sometimes a dappling of yellow throughout the remainder of the head when they are young. The adult is a vibrant, brilliantly colorful pet bird.
For almost a century, the Yellow-headed Amazon has been a favorite pet. These birds are quite curious.
Housing Double Yellow Headed Amazon
The Double Yellow-headed Amazons require a large cage. Amazon parrot cages should not be too confining, so choose one in which your pet will feel at ease. It is their territory and a safe place. This parrot enjoys climbing and playing, as well as spreading its wings. A cage should be 2 x 3 feet wide, 2 1/2 to 5 feet high, and have a play pen top. It’s good to have a hanging perch above that for climbing.
Yellow-headed Parrots can survive a wide range of temperatures, however they must be kept away from drafts. They enjoy being outside of their cage on a playpen and connecting with their owner as well as playing with toys. A rougher textured perch, rather than a smooth, doll-rod kind, makes perching simpler for them and is better for their feet and legs. A concrete perch can be put as the cage’s top perch and adjacent to a toy. During the day, they will perch there, sparing them (and you) the agony of having their nails filed.
Bath time may be a lot of fun . Make it enjoyable by spritzing your amazon with water or an aloe spritz, or simply putting him in the kitchen sink. Your amazon will show you how to bathe him properly.
Social Behaviors of Double Yellow Headed Amazon
The Yellow-Headed Amazon enjoys interacting with humans as well as other birds. In the wild, they are very sociable birds who live in groups, with the size of the group determined by the amount of food available. Hundreds are often seen in a group. When they reach sexual maturity, they form permanent pairings as well. However, they are sometimes found alone in the wild, which could explain their independence.
This amazon is not the bird for you if you’re searching for a peaceful, shy, and timid bird. It is a sociable bird who enjoys being the focus of attention. They’ll pick up tricks and use them against you. They enjoy interacting with others and playing games, and will provide you with many enjoyable moments and plenty of laughs.
Captive breeding of these Amazons is common. They must be mature, between the ages of 4 and 5. The sexes must be confirmed, and the pair must be in harmony and linked. They’ll require a nest box that’s 31″-39″ (80-100 cm) tall, with a 12″-14″ (30-35 cm) interior diameter and a 4″-5″ entrance (10-12 cm). On the bottom of the box, place some soft bedding material.
Courtship will begin as the weather warms up (late April to early May). The hen will next lay two to five eggs, which will take around 28 days to incubate. At the age of 8-9 weeks, the young will depart the nest. The male will eat for both himself and the female while she incubates the eggs and feeds the young, as is the case with many parrots. The meal is regurgitated by the male for the female to consume. At these times, he is less choosy about what he consumes.