All of our birds come with an extensive health guarantee: We guarantee that the bird you are acquiring is free from any harmful diseases and does not have excessive amounts of any harmful bacteria. Testing expenses are your responsibility; should there be any minor health issues that require treatment, we pay for all medications and all medical treatment at a Veterinarian of our choice. If a Vet exam reveals a life-threatening disease or serious genetic issues, then we will either replace your bird or give you a full refund of the purchase price.
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Funny and engaging, green-cheeked Amazon parrots can make wonderful pets for the right owners. Also known as the Mexican red-headed parrot, they are intelligent, affectionate, and playful, and some learn to become excellent talkers. These birds have a mild temperament compared to other Amazons and more than anything else will simply want to be near you and their human flock.
The Green-cheeked Amazon Amazona viridigenalis is a very attractive parrot originating primarily from Northeast Mexico. Overall it is a darker green Amazon, though a paler green underneath, and has iridescent light green cheeks circled in lilac. Its other descriptive names, Red-crowned Amazon and Mexican Red-headed Parrot, are derived from its vibrant crown of bright scarlet. The Green-cheek Amazon is definitely a more amenable Amazon.
Mexican red-headed Amazons Amazona viridigenalisalso known as green-cheeked Amazons, are intelligent, inquisitive birds with excellent speaking ability. Due to their relative rarity in captivity, they are unlikely to be available for pets. Endemic to Mexico, these birds naturally inhabit wooded hills and mountains of east-central coastal areas south of Texas.
General Information about Amazon Parrots. The current population of between 3, and 6, is decreasing. The main threats to its survival are the illegal export of trapped birds from Mexico to the USA, and the destruction of habitat.
Red-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis Cassin The Red-crowned species is endemic to and declining in northeastern Mexico Enkerlin-Hoeflich and Hogan This and the Lilac-crowned Parrot represent allospecies Sibley and Monroeand difficulty in field identification, especially in low light when parrots gather at roost sites, has hampered the determination of their status in Southern California. The Red-crowned is now clearly the more abundant of the two.
While many are companion birds, they are considered endangered in the wild. Mexican Red-Headed Parrots require a lot of space and love to play, so make sure you have the room ready for them to romp around. When shopping for a cage for your Mexican Red-Headed Parrot, make sure the cage has enough room for the bird to stand up and maybe fly up to a smaller perch above its head.