Red Lored Amazons |
The beautiful Red Lored Amazon is often thought to be one of the most colorful with it's face in blues, red, white and green.
Found natively in Central America, they are 13 to 14 inches in length. Often thought to be rather shy in nature, this Amazon is one of the more gentle in the species and perhaps a better pet choice for many because of it's sweet nature. Talking ability is not thought to be as good as the popular Yellow Nape, Double Yellow, Blue Front or Yellow Crown, however.
House them in a cage that does not have to be expensive, as they are not cage destructive usually. Buy larger instead of expensive. They love a lot of room to play and plenty of toys!
Feed a high quality pelleted diet, watch out for fat in their diet as they can gain weight. Vegetables, grains, pasta and eggs will all be appreciated. Rather than seed or nuts, try a sprig of brocolli for a treat, or a sweet potato cut otni strips like french fries!