Melissa's Parrots

Yellow Nape Pair


Feeding, weaning, cages, and toys
Availability 2013 updated August 1, 2013

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Phone number: 402-943-9170
Hello and welcome to my webpage.  I am a high school teacher and  breeder of yellow naped amazons in south-west Iowa.  I am not a for profit breeder. My pair generally produces 2 babies a year.  I made this site to answer some of the most frequently asked questions from people that are interested in my babies and to provide some pictures of my other birds.   In total, I have several pet birds and several small birds that are now retired breeders.  My only currently producing pair is my amazons.  To the left you will find links to the pet and breeder webpages.  Pictures of any available babies can be seen on those pages as well. 

My first bird was a little untamed female lutino cockatiel.  My parents brought her home from the petstore when I was in first grade. After many months of biting and bloodshead, my parents tamed her down and she became the most wonderful pet.  Somewhere along the line she became my bird and set off a lifelong facination with parrots.

After a couple years living as a single pet, I begged and pleaded my way into getting her a mate.  Cinnamon was a normal grey cockatiel with an attitude but after a few years of practicing, the happy couple finally figured out what the nest box was for and became parents for the first time in 1987.

My current breeding flock started growing when the parents of one of my students wanted to get rid of their noisy pair of parrotlets.  It had been years since my last batch of baby cockatiels and temptation proved to much for me.  I took them home, gave them a nest box and a few months later had babies.