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Red-Spectacled Amazon Parrot For sale


Red-Spectacled Amazon Parrot

The Red-spectacled Amazon (Amazona pretrei) is a bright green parrot accented by red feathers. Named for the vibrant red “spectacles” of feathers around their eyes, these active, noisy birds make interesting companion pets for experienced owners.


Red-spectacled Amazons have outgoing yet demanding personalities. They form extremely strong bonds with their owners and can learn tricks or words with consistent positive reinforcement training. Lots of puzzles and shredding toys provide mental stimulation. Their loud vocalizations necessitate proper socialization.

Speech and Vocalizations

While Red-spectacled Amazons have some talking ability with ongoing training, their extremely loud and shrill flock calls may preclude them from apartment living altogether. They vocalize frequently with deafening squawks, shrieks and whistles.

Colors and Markings

Mostly green overall with bright red feathers around their eyes that resemble spectacles. More red feathers shine vividly on the bend and edges of their wings, along with some vivid blue highlights on their flight feathers. Some yellow or orange feathers may show at the nape area. Males and females appear similar.


These active parrots need lots of room and toys for exercise and playtime. A large cage, ample out of cage time daily, and rotating new toys weekly prevents boredom and related behavior issues. Interact frequently using positive reinforcement.

Health Problems

With a proper diet and care, Red-spectacled Amazons can live 50-60 years. Have an avian vet examine them yearly and quarantine new birds. Monitor weight closely. Common health issues include fatty liver disease, feather plucking, respiratory infections, and atherosclerosis.

Diet and Nutrition

A nutritious diet includes a quality pellet blend, chopped fruits and vegetables daily. Some nuts, seeds and whole grains can offer variety. Ensure they have clean drinking water continually.


Red-spectacled Amazons need room to fully spread their wings, both inside a properly sized cage and daily supervised time outside the cage. Provide wood perches, ropes, climbing ladders and swinging toys to keep them active and engaged.

Where to Adopt or Buy

Contact avian rescue networks to adopt a Red-spectacled Amazon in need of rehoming. Avoid purchasing birds from retailers sourcing from disreputable breeders. Always thoroughly research proper care for this vocal, demanding parrot species first before deciding if the fit is right for your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do Red-spectacled Amazons live? With proper care and diet, around 50-60 years.
  • What’s their temperament like? Outgoing, bonds closely and smart. Need lots of toys and training for stimulation.
  • Are Red-spectacled Amazons loud pets? Extremely loud vocalizations preclude apartment living. Very demanding.
  • What health issues do they have? Fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, feather plucking and infections most commonly seen.
  • Can they talk? Moderate speech mimicry potential but overall extremely noisy.
  • Good family pet? Not ideal for first-time owners. Need experienced owner accustomed to loud parrot noises and interactions.


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