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Skipper: Amazon Parrot

“Amazona oratrix”

The yellow-headed amazons, also known as yellow-headed parrots, are native to Mexico and northern Central America where they live in mangrove forests and forests near rivers or other bodies of water. Yellow-headed amazons are an endangered amazon parrot. They are among the most popular amazons due to their striking coloring and substantial vocabulary. Yellow-headed amazons are known for having a large appetite and an appreciation of a wide variety of foods. They are cavity-nesting birds in their wild habitat and therefore enjoy chewing and are supplied bird-safe non-toxic toys to chew. 

Sara: African Grey Parrot

“Psittacus erithacus”

Known as the Congo grey parrot or African grey parrot, this bird is an Old World parrot native to equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, the Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. The species seems to favor dense forests but can also be found at forest edges and in more open vegetation, such as gallery and savanna forests. Grey parrots have escaped or been deliberately released into Florida, U.S., but no evidence indicates that the population is breeding naturally. Prized for its ability to mimic human speech, which makes it one of the most popular avian pets, grey parrots are notorious for mimicking noises heard in their environment and using them tirelessly. They are highly intelligent birds, needing extensive behavioral and social enrichment. Many birds have been shown to perform at the cognitive level of a four- to six-year-old human child in some tasks. In addition to their striking cognitive abilities, grey parrots have displayed altruistic behavior and concern for others.