The Red-crowned parrots, more commonly called the Mexican Red Headed Amazons, stand out as a highly threatened breed of social, energetic, and intelligent birds. Although endangered in the wild, these parrots are relatively common as pets. They are loved for their funny, outgoing, and mischievous personality. Sharing a lot of similarities with their close cousins, they have plenty of traits you can expect from an Amazon, but a few tricks up their sleeve as well. So let’s meet the Red Headed Amazon!
Mexican Red Headed Amazon shares many physical similarities with the rest of their family. But a few crucial details in both their looks and personality make them stand out. The adult birds reach an average length of around 13 inches (33 centimeters) and can weigh up to 10 ounces (270 grams). They also have a large wingspan – up to 16 inches (40 centimeters). A roomy cage and plenty of space are mandatory. These parrots are not sexually dimorphic – this means that males and females are identical.
Personality & Behavior
Anyone looking for an energetic, intelligent parrot that will bond with their owner, an Amazon is always the best choice. You can always rely on their fun personality to entertain you. With all the talking, the mimics, the silly tricks, or simply their cuddlier side, a Mexican Red Headed Amazon will always prove a great pet parrot. As they have an astounding lifespan of up to 75 years or more, these friendly parrots are not just a loving companion but a lifetime commitment, as well.
Care and Feeding
In the wild, these parrots subside on a variety of seeds, fruits, flower nectar, and tree blossoms. The first and best choice should be the commercial seed mix designed and prepared just for Amazon as pets. This has all the necessary bits and pieces to offer them an enjoyable and healthy diet. But you’ll need to add some much-needed vitamins in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, being larger parrots, your Amazons should enjoy an occasional meal of cooked rice, corn or chicken.