Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot- Male
COMMON NAMES: Orange-winged Amazon, orange-winged parrot, loro guaro
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazona amazonica
ADULT SIZE: 13 inches long, weighing 11 to 12 ounces
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 60 to 70 years; some reported cases to 80
Orange-winged Amazons make sweet and affectionate pets that bond closely to their owners. They have a comical attitude that makes them a hit with bird lovers everywhere.
You’ll find them to be more gentle and have milder personalities than other Amazons. As with any bird, however, individuals can break from the norm. Some from this species can be moody like yellow-naped Amazons.
Orange-winged Amazons have a reputation for going through a hormonal bluffing stage as they approach sexual maturity (age 4 months to 1 year). This stage is common in many Amazons, and it does pass, though it can last for up to two years. Males particularly become a little aggressive and may bite. For this reason, they are best suited for experienced bird owners with a lot of patience.
Many people enjoy this bird because it is intelligent and a quick learner. Due to their instinct of joining groups with other birds, these parrots are very social. While some may choose a favorite person, most will get along great with a family. However, Amazons and young children are generally not a good fit.
Speech and Vocalizations
This bird has excellent speech abilities. Many individuals can develop a good vocabulary, and even non-talking birds will enjoy whistling and mimicking sounds around the house. Compared to other parrots, its not the loudest bird, but it certainly can scream at times. This bird is not suitable for apartment or condo living or close neighbor situations.