Amazon parrots, as you 1 native to the New World. 2, Christopher Columbus himself apparently gave the name “Amazon” to the green, short winged parrots that he brought back to Europe. There are 27 species of Amazon parrot. 3 tropical farmers will sadly shoot them as pests, while others are on the brink of extinction.
Amazon parrots are very good at talking and 4 sounds, talents rivaled only by the African Grey Parrot. 5, research has 6 shown they are very intelligent and can speak in context: one test subject, Alex, can, for 7 name about 40 objects, identify seven different colors, and 8 whether two objects are the same or different. Studies put the intelligence of these feathered chatterboxes on the same level 9 humans, dolphins and monkeys.
Owning an Amazon is very similar to owning a dog with wings. Amazons are very energetic, playful, social creatures with their owners 10. Sometimes, however, an Amazon will temporarily become possessive of a toy, or a person, and may become quite aggressive toward anyone 11 to interfere. Careless owners have had fingers or ears bitten! Amazon parrots are definitely not for all pet 12 much more love and attention than 13.
With lots of care and an occasional trip to the vet, an Amazon parrot will be a beautiful and entertaining companion animal for many, many years.  If you’re truly ready for a serious long-term commitment and a slightly offbeat adventure in pet ownership, consider the personable, playful Amazon parrot. 
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