Yellow Lored Amazon Parrot plumage is primarily green, with a red forehead and, in some subspecies, yellow cheeks with possible with red spots on their cheeks. The crown is usually blue. Adult males and females do not differ in plumage so DNA testing is advised for gender clarity. Juveniles have less yellow on the cheeks, less red on the forehead, and dark irises.
The Yellow Lored Amazon is a species of Amazon parrot, native to tropical regions of the Americas, from eastern Mexico south to Ecuador. Feral populations have been known to inhabit various areas of California.
Lifespan: Average 80 years when provided a healthy environment and diet
Breeding: The Yellow Lored Amazon nests in tree cavities in the wild. The eggs are white and there are usually three or four in a clutch and the female incubates the eggs for about 26 days. Chicks leave the nest about 60 days after hatching
Behavior: They can be devoted pets and some make fairly good talkers. Like most amazon parrots they often have a tendency to vocalize loudly, and sometimes to bite. Their behavior ranges from being quiet and curious about being aggressive, this can all be changed by basic training when the bird is of a young age.
Diet: Their food includes fruits, nuts, and seeds. Like all parrots, red-lored amazons need a varied diet consisting of high-quality pellets, a quality seed mix, and daily servings of fresh, bird-safe fruits and vegetables. Avoid avocados and eggplant as these can be dangerous and poisonous for these Amazons. Lafeber’s Avi-Cakes and Nutri-Berries are also nutritionally balanced and offer variety for their diet and encourages natural foraging behavior.