We now are also breeding one of the larger (than conures) species of South American parrots, the Blue Fronted Amazon.
Amazons are amazing birds, known world wide for their pet qualities & talking abilities, no pirate movie worth it's salt would be without a Blue Fronted Amazon as the pirate's parrot!! Both our pairs are hand raised, the older pair still retain their pet qualities, still enjoying close interaction with us. The younger pair, although still friendly, are a little more stand offish. Both pairs have quite a vocabulary and enjoy nothing more than a good chat when we are around their aviaries.
Amazons are hardy birds, but their diet does need to be watched as they are prone to obesity if fed a diet too high in oils & fat.