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Amazona amazonica

Orange Wing Amazon

Orange-wings love to mimic different sounds and are fairly good talkers. They're jovial and playful personalities make them the darlings of the amazons. This specimen was photographed in Hydrocosmos. Click on the image to see a high resolution photo. G.J.Reclos /MCH

General Information
Size: 12 in. (31 cm.)
Weight Range: 350-480 grams
Life Expectancy: 80 years
Talking Ability: Fairly good
Noise Level: Very noisy
Minimum Cage Size:  
Bar Spacing: 
24"x24"x30"
3/4" to 1"
Natural Diet: Seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries, flowers, and buds.
Captive Diet: Fresh fruits, veggies, pellets, legumes, pasta and grains. Seeds and nuts should fed very sparingly.
Special Dietary Needs: Amazons have a tendency to be obese as well as an elevated need for Vitamin A. In order to combat obesity, high fat foods like seeds and nuts should be fed very sparingly, if at all. Foods rich in vitamin A should be fed daily. A few good examples include carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and peaches.

Characteristics:

Smart, very vocal, pleasant personality, good mimic of sounds.

Information derived from http://www.petbirdbreeder.com/orangewing.htm You can visit their homepage for information on all Amazon parrots. 

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