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Double Yellow Head

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Pet Status:
Noise Level:
Native to:
3 - 5 Yrs.
50+ Yrs.

The double yellow-headed Amazon is rarely shy, rather this Amazon parrot is outgoing, intelligent and possess a strong personality. Sometimes considered a "drama queen," owners should supervise the double yellow-headed Amazon around strangers and practice behavior training daily in order to keep them active.  Double yellow-headed Amazons are known for entertaining an audience, be it talking or singing to the crowd. 

Considered to have the best talking potential of the Amazon birds, and second in talking potential only to the African Grey parrots.  While social and feisty, they can be quite independent as well, and can be playfully mischievous.
Males may display territorial behavior during breeding season.
Amazon Parrots are prone to excess weight gain, so it's important that they are allowed room to exercise every day. If you want a Double Yellow-Headed Amazon, you should be able to give it a minimum of 3 to 4 hours outside of its cage per day. This will allow the bird to burn excess calories and stretch its muscles, on top of providing essential mental stimulation.

DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.