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Amazons are among the best talking parrots in the world. They are active, bossy and hardy birds. Many species of Amazons are moderately good talkers and whistlers while some are especially good at speaking phrases. Speech of an Amazon is clearer than that of the African Grey parrots. Among the talking Amazon species, yellow-naped Amazon happen to be the best chatterer.
They particularly tend to become one-person birds and aggressive towards others. They like to bite everything and everyone they see but some owners of Amazons claim that their birds do not bite them at all. With some special efforts to make them people-friendly, Amazons are capable of becoming tamed birds.
Species: Amazona auropalliata (Yellow-naped)
Amazona ocrocephala (Yellow Crowned Amazon)
Amazona oratrix (Double Yellow Headed)
Amazona aestiva (Blue Fronted Amazons)
Amazona amazonica (Orange-winged Amazon) Vocabulary: 100-120 words Lifespan: 70 years Pros:
Not prone to developing problems from lack of owner’s interaction. Cons:
Prone to obesity if the owner is not careful about diet.
Can be eminently loud thus unsuitable for close neighbours.