LENGTH: 15 to 17 inches

WEIGHT: 16 to 23 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Green body; yellow head; red at the wing bend; tan beak; white rings around the eyes (double yellow-headed Amazon)


While they are noted for their talking ability, Amazon parrots have another trick: They can produce shrill screams in frequencies that seem to cut right through human ears. That said, there are techniques to help curb their screams. Try rewarding the bird with attention and treats when it’s sitting quietly. Also, avoid adding to the noise with your own yelling when the bird is screaming, as this might encourage the behavior.