Mealy Amazon Parrot
genus Amazona farinosa farinosa
Description: Mealy Amazon, becoming very rare in the usa and also in their native habitat.
Note: Mike Richard owner Royal Bird
Company: These are one of the calmest of all amazons we have
ever seen, talking ability is great. "I wished more people
would have the chance to enjoy this species" If anyone ever
wanted an amazon but was afraid of all the natural
characteristics of amazons, this is the Amazon for you.
These are one of the sweetest and largest of all amazon species averages 15-16 inches, some even larger. This species is getting rarer every year with fewer and fewer babies available in the USA. Many bird breeders just simply do not have the available birds for setting up breeding pairs. In the years past is was not as rare as it is today, but breeders (including us as well) simply did not set up the mealy amazons for breeding due to the lack of demand years past, due to colors compared to other amazons. Little did we all know it would turn out to be one of the best natured bird species of all.
This species is known for a very calm pleasant personality compared to other amazons. The handfed baby Mealy Amazon seems to be not as aggressive nature as most other amazons, they are more laid back and take things with stride. Talking ability is comparable to Yellow Nape Amazons and other well known talkers. Many people describe the Mealy Amazon as quite, pleasant, robust and a lively bird with a great talent for talking and mimic. being not very colorful many people over look this species for other more colorful species of amazons, its a shame as these are one of the best species of amazons we have seen. The calm nature makes it a great choice.
This species is great for the
beginner or seasoned bird owner. Many people that own them
simply state "Mealy Amazons are the best".
Being mostly green in color with shades
of blue on the crown with some having a yellow colored
splash on the head, has a red to orange color just below the
wing bend. Not as colorful as some other well known amazon
species but i cannot stress enough how calm and great this
NOTE: We only breed the nominate species Amazona farinosa farinosa.
There are several other subspecies. we do not have a program for those.