Baby Double Yellow Headed Amazon
$700.00 – $1,400.00
COMMON NAME: Double yellow-headed Amazon parrot, yellow-headed parrot, yellow-headed Amazon
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazona oratrix
ADULT SIZE: From 15 to 17 inches, one of the larger parrot varieties
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 60 years old on average; some can live 80 years or more under ideal conditions
When hand-fed from a young age, these birds can be affectionate pets. They’re intelligent, have remarkable “speaking” ability, and they love to be the center of attention. However, problems may occur when an owner is unwilling or unable to give the parrot the attention it demands.
Like many parrots, double yellow-headed Amazons may go through a hormonal bluffing stage as they approach sexual maturity (age 4 months to 1 year). They can become aggressive and may lunge and bite at people during this phase. The bluffing behavior can last for several months (and sometimes up to two years). If you have small children who will be interacting with the bird, it may be better to choose a different species if you plan to get a young or adolescent parrot.
The double yellow-headed Amazon tends to bond with one designated family member. You can avoid this by making sure that multiple family members handle the bird regularly, especially when it is young. Hand-feeding by all family members will reduce the bird’s tendency to bond with only one person.
Speech and Vocalizations
This species is the best mimic of all the Amazon parrots and is second only to the African gray parrot in its ability to learn words and phrases.
It is also a noisy, boisterous bird, prone to screaming sessions twice a day, at dawn and dusk. These loud vocalizations are normal for this species. Screaming can become a problem if the bird screams all day long, which can happen if the bird is bored due to a lack of attention or mental stimulation.
Female, Male, Pair