Yellow Naped Amazon

(2 customer reviews)


  • Size: 14 inches
  • Lifespan: up to 60 years
  • Bird Species: Amazon Parrots
  • Colors: Green
  • Sounds: Vocal, Natural calls, Talker, Chatterer, Mimics
  • Interaction: Social, Cuddly, Smart, Energetic, Affectionate, Fun
  • Comparable Breeds: African Grey Parrot, Mealy Amazon

Yellow Naped Amazon parrots are almost the same as most of their close cousins and is often confuse with related breeds like the Yellow Crown or the Panama Amazon. The adults reach an average length of 14 inches (35 centimeters) and should weigh around a pound (450 grams).

These are quite stout and robust birds and should be given plenty of room in order to prevent obesity and problems that occur with lack of exercise. Thanks to their super intelligence, the Yellow Naped parrots are prone to real boredom, so avoid engulfing them in the cage for very long periods of time. We have special cages available for Yellow Naped Amazon Parrots here at our Live Parrot Shop..

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.

Still, they can all be quite the charmers. Furthermore, hey 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 color 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! They are amongst the simplest Amazons when it comes to looks.

Amazons in the wild thrive on a special diet of fruits, insects, seeds, pollen and more than often agricultural crops. In some areas of South America, they are consider as pests due to their big appetite for common crops.  As a pet, they should be given a balanced diet which is best created with a commercial seed mix designed for Amazons. The second half of this diet is made of fresh fruits and vegetables. These treats are a great source of vitamins.

One thing to keep in mind is the importance of showers. Amazons simply love to bathe or shower and you should certainly let them enjoy it. It’s a great preventive against skin diseases.

One of the long-lived species, the Amazons are robust and love for their good health. You can expect a lifetime friendship that can last up to 60 years. Of course, this lifespan can only be achieve with good care and dedicate attention.

Obesity can result in serious problems, so make sure to keep a balance diet and avoid foods with a lot of fat. Regular check-ups and plenty of vitamins can keep you one step ahead and ensure a happy and healthy pet. Amazon parrots are prone to obesity. Be careful of their diet and avoid fat-rich foods.

Also, Yellow Naped Amazon Parrots can be considere as one of the friendliest pet parrots around. With their intelligence, talking and down-to-earth friendly behavior, you can only expect to enjoy their company. A development of a strong bond with their favorite person is guaranteed, and this bond can result in some serious jealousy.

In addition, Things might get heat during the mating season, though, when males could get a bit nippy and bite from time to time. Still, this is not a big deal and passes with time. In summary, if you’re on the lookout for an energetic and goofy parrot, but an affectionate and cuddly one as well, you can’t go wrong with a Yellow Naped Amazon.

2 reviews for Yellow Naped Amazon

  1. Lafaye

    The Yellow-Naped Amazon is a captivating parrot, known for its brilliant coloring, exceptional intelligence, and charming personality, making it an outstanding avian companion.

  2. Jelebic Joeh

    The Yellow-Naped Amazon’s vibrant feathers, affectionate nature, and remarkable ability to mimic speech make it an extraordinary and cherished addition to any bird lover’s home.

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