Amazon Parrot | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Amazon Parrot

Amazona sp.

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The distinctive Amazon Parrot is easily one of the most recognisable birds on the planet. Often kept as household pets, the super intelligent Parrot grows up to 45 cm in length and are emblazoned with a rich mix of bold colours. Emulating humans is one of their favourite pastimes and Parrots can often be heard squawking their latest favourite words.

Native Range →

South America

Natural Habitat  →

Tropical forests, woodland mangroves and savanna

Diet  →

Seeds, grains, nuts, fruits and flowers

Life Expectancy  →

In the wild: up to 30 years In zoos: average 35 years, oldest recorded 80 years

Breeding  →

2-6 eggs - 1 month incubation

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Hunting, illegal pet trade

Fun fact

Amazon parrots have the potential to learn and expand large vocabularies

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