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Imperial Amazon For sale

Imperial Amazon

 Sounds: Vocal,  Mimics, Natural calls
Interaction: Social, Fun, Clown,   Cuddly
Specie : Amazon parrot
​Age : 0  to 11  Months old
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

The Regal Imperial Amazon Parrot

The Imperial Amazon, also known as the Green-winged Amazon, is one of the most majestic parrots of Central and South America. With its bright plumage and bold personality, this large parrot commands attention.

Origin and History

The Imperial Amazon is native to forests spanning Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Its scientific name, Amazona imperialis, refers to the regal bearing these parrots exhibit. It was first scientifically described in 1818.

While still common in parts of its range, habitat loss has led to declining wild populations. The species is now classified as Near Threatened and trade is restricted. However, captive-bred parrot are popular with bird enthusiasts.

Personality and Temperament

Imperial Amazons are exceptionally intelligent parrots renowned for their ability to mimic human speech. They are active, social birds that demand lots of attention and mental stimulation.

While usually friendly with their owners, Imperials can become aggressive or territorial around strangers. Their large curved beaks can inflict painful bites. Appropriate training and socialization from a young age is important for managing their strong personalities.

Vocalizations

With excellent mimicking skills, Imperial Amazons are one of the best talking parrot species. They have a wide natural vocabulary of loud squawks, whistles and cries used to communicate within flocks. Captive parrots readily learn and repeat words and phrases when trained.

Colorful Plumage

The Imperial Amazon has vivid green plumage on its body, wings and tail. Its head is mostly blue with bright yellow patches on the crown and around the eyes. The shoulders are tinged with orange, and the tail feathers are tipped with blue. The beak is black, and eyes are brown.

Males and females have identical coloring. Juveniles lack the bright head markings, having mostly green and blue feathers. After their first molt around 6 months old, they acquire mature plumage.

Proper Care

While beautiful, Imperial Amazons have specialized care needs. Key components include:

  • A large sturdy cage, at least 36 inches wide.
  • A balanced pellet diet, veggies, fruits, sprouts, nuts and seeds.
  • Foraging toys and daily interaction outside the cage.
  • Perches, swings, ropes and wood blocks for exercise.
  • Training for behavioral enrichment and managing their intelligence.
  • Socialization to be friendly with both humans and other birds.

With appropriate care, Imperial Amazons typically live 40-60 years.

Common Health Issues

Imperial Amazons are prone to certain avian diseases and conditions:

  • Obesity – easily avoided by limiting nuts and seeds.
  • Feather picking – results from inadequate mental stimulation or diet.
  • Respiratory infections – use air filters and avoid fumes.
  • Vitamin A deficiency – supplement with vitamin drops if needed.
  • Fatty liver disease – prevent with limited high-fat foods, exercise, and weigh-ins.

With an excellent diet, exercise, enrichment, and vet checks, most health issues can be avoided.

Acquiring an Imperial Amazon

Their long lifespans and demanding personalities make Imperial Amazons a challenging companion parrot. Adoption from a rescue or breeder is recommended over pet stores. Be sure you can commit to their complex care needs for potentially many decades.

With the right owner, Imperial Amazons make extraordinarily engaging and entertaining pets. Their regal presence brings vibrancy to any home lucky enough to host one of these remarkable green parrots.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s the lifespan of an Imperial Amazon? 60-80 years with excellent care.
  • What size cage do they need? At least 36″ wide x 24″ deep x 48″ high. Bigger is better.
  • Do Imperials like to be petted? Occasionally, but it’s not their preferred form of bonding. They mainly enjoy interacting verbally.
  • How much flying exercise should they get daily? At least 2-3 hours out of cage is recommended.
  • What temperature do they need? 65-85°F is ideal. Keep drafts away from the cage.
  • Can Imperials live outdoors in an aviary? Yes, if temperatures do not drop below 50°F. Provide heating and light.

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