Amazon parrots will talk your ears off. They may not understand what they say, but they love saying it and they think it is of the utmost importance that you pay attention. The important thing to know about Amazons is that they want a partner with as much energy as they have!

All that energy can overload, of course. Amazons have a reputation for getting very aggressive, particularly during their mating season, which makes them a poor match for children and people who aren’t sure they can handle it. Now, some breeders say this aggression is just a question of training, but it’s widely agreed that you should NEVER risk letting an Amazon on your shoulder.

Amazons come in a wide range of sizes, with some growing up to 18 inches (45cm) and others topping out under 10 (25cm). They tend to bond with one human over others, and it can take some effort to get an Amazon comfortable around new, unfamiliar animals.