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Amazon Parrot

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Traits & behavior
 

Social
Parrots require a large amount of physical attention. They require at least two hours or more of daily interaction.

Intelligent
Smart and easily trained, these birds should be taught basic commands such as "step up" onto your hand and "step down" when putting them back into their cage. This will ensure easier handling.

Noisy
They can be noisy, especially at dawn and dusk. Speaking & singing ability Most parrots can be taught to speak quickly and will continue to learn new words throughout their lives. Many are also great singers who can learn whole songs.

Messy eaters
Your parrot will drop a lot of food when eating.
 

Things to remember
 

Supervision
Don't forget that children, pets and unfamiliar guests should be supervised when interacting with your parrot.
 

Long-term companions
Before purchasing, be aware that these parrots require a long-term commitment of approximately 40-50 years.
 

Bonding
Consistent attention from all members of the household is necessary to keep them from bonding with only one person.
 

Safety & cleanliness
Please remember that all pets may bite or scratch, and may transmit disease to humans. Keep your pet's home clean and wash your hands before and after handling your pet or cleaning his home. Infants, young children, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and the infirm or elderly are at greater risk of infections and should use caution when in contact with the pet or its habitat. Consult your doctor for more information.
 

Nutrition

Staple diet
Feed her 3-4 teaspoons per day of a pellet or seed-based, fortified parrot diet.

Fruit & vegetables*
About 5-10% of your parrot"s diet should be bite-sized fruits and veggies like oranges, melon, apples, sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach, mustard greens and shredded carrots. Offer daily or every 2-3 days.

Supplements
A vitamin and mineral supplement may be mixed with fruits and veggies once a week.

Water
Parrots should always have access to clean, fresh water in a bowl.

*Remember that fresh food requires its own dish and should be removed from the habitat within four hours to avoid spoilage.

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