Our Yellow Naped Amazons are very intelligent and smart birds. They are very active and energetic, and love to entertain people. Its comical act and excellent speaking and singing abilities have made it a preferable pet bird. They are very loving and social in their young age, but can be aggressive as they grow older.
The Yellow-Naped Amazon has an overall green coloration with a small portion of yellow on the nape of their neck. This yellow spot on the nape does not develop until they are about a year old, and it continues to grow as they grow older. Often times these birds will also have a little bit of yellow on their forehead and red at the bend in the wing. Their eyes are orange with a gray eye ring. Beaks are mostly a black color and their feet are gray with black nails. Both sexes have the same appearance, but juveniles have an overall duller shade.This bird has an overall size of about 36 centimeters (14 inches), and a wingspan of 20 centimeters (8 to 8.5 inches).The Yellow-naped Amazon is a well known member of the genus, and in all parts of its extensive range it is a very popular pet because of its prowess as a “talker”.Sexual maturity is reached at two years. At this time, they pair off into permanent partnerships. Courtship begins once warm weather starts to come in, generally around April to May. There are usually 3-4 eggs in a clutch. These eggs will need to incubate for about 26-28 days. Once they have hatched the young can leave the nest after about 8-12 weeks. During incubation and weaning, the male guards the nest from the outside never entering the nest. The male finds food for both himself and his female, causing him to become less particular in his search. When he returns to the nest, he regurgitates food for the female.