| Description: Mealy
Amazon Parrots , becoiming very rare in the USA
Note: Mike Richard owner Royal Bird Company: These
are 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
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 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 them up 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 speies of all.
This species is known for
a very calm pleasant personality compared to other
amazons. This species seems to be somewhat 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
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 "Mealys are the
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 bird is.
NOTE: We only breed the nominate
species Amazona farinosa
farinosa. There are several other subspecies. we
do not have a program for those.