Mexican Red Headed Parrot
Red-headed Amazons are very similar to Red-lored Amazons in appearance. They are roughly the same size, and have similar coloration on the face. The difference is that the Red-headed Amazon does not have any lilac coloring on top of their head. They will either have green or red in place of the lilac. They also do not develop the yellow cheeks that a Red-lored Amazon will have; their cheeks are entirely green, as is the rest of their body.
Average Lifespan: 40-60 years.
Sexing: The Red-headed Amazon is not sexually dimorphic therefore a DNA test is necessary to determine the sex of your bird.
Origin: North-eastern Mexico
Loudness: The Red-headed Amazon is like most Amazons, they have a fairly loud call. This bird is not the best talker, but they have an excellent mimicking ability – especially in imitating sounds.
Trainability: The Red-headed Amazon is a playful bird who loves to chew on wood. Although they are not the best talkers, they can be trained to speak given diligent guidance. Red-headed Amazons can be somewhat temperamental which can be challenging to a novice bird owner. However, they are extremely quick learners and are amenable to change in most situations. It is important to provide consistent discipline throughout the stages of this bird’s life in order to avoid aggressive behaviors. Red-headed Amazons are moderately priced.