Amazona ochrocephala ochrocephala
Length: 13-17 inches
Weight: 350-550 grams
Life span: 70-90 years
Age at Weaning: 16-20 weeks
Age at Maturity: 3-5 years
Country of Origin: Mexico to Peru; the amazon basin
Temperament: Double Yellow Headed Amazons are known for their intelligence and outgoing, playful nature. They easily learn tricks and various commands, and respond willingly for praise or a treat. They are very bold, and can be aggressive if not handled in an appropriate manner. A hand-raised baby makes a playful, yet affectionate bird. When mature, they can be temperamental, so previous amazon experience is helpful before buying one of these birds.
Talking Ability: Excellent
Noise Level: High
Cage Requirements: 24" x 36"; bar spacing 3/4" to 1"
Interesting Facts: Amazon parrots can be found as far north as Garden Grove, located in southern California. It is not known if these birds naturally moved north, or were at some point released, but average flock size is about 30 or 40 birds. They have survived quite well, as they have been repeatedly reported for over 10 years.