Native to:Central and Northeastern South America
Matures:3 - 4 Yrs.
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 Orange-Winged 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 an Orange-Winged Amazon, they are in it for better or for worse! These birds can live in excess of 70 years if properly cared for, so caring for one is not a commitment to be taken lightly.
Very affectionate, entertaining parrots., Orange Wing Amaazon's learn tricks enthusiastically and have a decent talking ability. These birds adapt quickly and are very intelligent.
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.