Yellow–naped Amazon parrots are intelligent creatures that make excellent pets for owners who want to form a great bond with their bird. Their remarkable speaking abilities make them one of the most popular Amazon parrot species.
Their outgoing personalities make yellow-naped Amazons one of the more popular Amazon species. Yellow napes can be talkative and gravitate toward toys that challenge them both physically and mentally. They also enjoy plenty of interaction with their people.
Care & Feeding
All Amazons have a tendency toward becoming couch potatoes, sitting around all day, eating starchy foods. But there are consequences for an obese bird: fatty tumors and a greatly reduced life span. Yellow-napes are reported as living up to 90 years, so this bird is a lifetime investment — make sure that your children or a good-natured neighbor love the bird too because they just might inherit him. Good nutrition, including lots of fruit and vegetables, and lots of playtime and exercise will keep your Amazon in good shape for a long time.
Speech and Sounds
One of the biggest reasons for the popularity of the Yellow Naped Amazon in the pet trade is without a doubt their great ability to talk and mimic human speech. Being very smart, they will quickly build up a vocabulary and surprise you with their memory and a crisp clear voice. It is often surprising how they relate certain words with their meaning and use them at perfect times. Some Amazons are famous for their singing ability, easily memorizing lyrics and different tones. Still, these parrots can be loud, although not annoying, and should best be kept as house birds.
Most Amazons are not too colorful or exotic. Still, they can all be quite the charmers. But still, those who look for exotic and colorful parrots might be disappointed due to their very simple and straightforward coloration. They are almost entirely light green, with darker green shades on the back and wings. Their distinguishing detail is on the head – a yellow patch on the lower neck (nape) and a tiny little yellow patch on the forehead. Some lower flight feathers are colored red and blue but are seen only in flight. Still, even with this simplicity, the Yellow Naped Amazon has charm. In any case, what they lack in color they certainly make up with their talk!