Double Yellow Headed $850.00
(Amazona ochrocephala oratrix)
We breed the Magna sub-species of the Double Yellow Head Amazon. Of
all parrots, this bird has a stately, majestic appearance and is
one of the most popular of all Amazons. It has been kept as a
pet for well over 100 years. Many factors come into play when
examining the popularity of a parrot species. Many pet owners
have expressed comments indicating their desire for a colorful
and attractive bird. They also look at the potential for speech
and its reputation at being a tame, loving bird. Others look at
the breeding consistency and a successful gene pool. The Double
Yellow Head meets all these requirements and therefore it is no
coincidence that it is a favorite in Mexico, its country of
origin, and; was for a time the most commonly imported Amazon to
the United States.
The Double Yellow Head can become
an exceptional talker. As with most species, your chances are
better with a young bird and if you work with him regularly. My
secretary’s brother found a Double Yellow Head along the side of
a road one morning after a particularly stormy night. It proved
to have a very sweet personality and an excellent vocabulary as
well. Among the first things it said was, “Tastes like chicken”!
Obviously the previous owner had a sense of humor! He was unable
to locate the original owner so it is now part of their family.
He talks, entertains them and has brought a great deal of joy to
The Double Yellow Head many times
displays a high operatic voice when speaking or singing making
it very melodious. Although they may never quite match the
talking ability of the Yellow Nape, I personally think that, in
general, it is a more friendly and gentler bird. In addition, we
only breed the Magna species of the Double Yellow Head. It is
slightly larger and fuller in appearance making for a truly
magnificent and colorful companion.