Blue-Fronted Amazon

Colors: mainly green, with red and yellow on my shoulders, blue and yellow on my head

Life span: from 30 to 70 years, an average of 50 years.

Age of maturity: from 4 to 6 years

Size and weight: 33 to 38 cm, 280 to 510 g.

Temperment

  I am a parrot with a good temper and should please the whole family. If you are looking for a parrot that is playful and social, I am the one. I am very active and love to play and be a clown around everyone.With enough toys available to me, I will keep busy and impress you. I can also show you my calm and soft side when needed.

  Nonetheless I have a tendency to be exclusive to one person. I will need to be well socialized and educated. When many members of the family give me attention, I will develop different relationships with everyone, but I will have a favorite person.

  Good to know I am not very noisy, just morning and evenings when the sun comes up and also when it sets. I am not recommended for apartment dwellings.

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Needs

  I love to climb and be suspended upside down, even if you clip my wings it will not prevent me from exploring. A good education is a must, I can be a good destructer so have many toys available for me to satisfy my needs. I also love toys that make a lot of noise.

  I will need a good diet, composed of vegetables, fruits, germinations, legumes and a good quality pellet. Otherwise I  have a tendency to put on lots of weight. Give me nuts as a reward, but limit these to small quantities to limit my intake. Baths should be a minimum of 3 times a week, its better in the morning, at night I mat catch cold.

  My cage should be a minimum of 36 x 26 x 45 high, bigger is always better and well appreciated.

Physical

  I am a bit stubby and a bit bigger than other amazons. I have a vivid plumage and there is light blue around the eyes. The amount of blue can vary from one to another. My shoulders have orange and red like also some of my flight feathers. Some have yellow feathers around the blue zone on their forehead and shoulders.

  I can bite very hard when I am not understood and when I am hormonal. You must take the time to understand my body language. Be careful when my pupils dilate rapidly and my tail opens up like a fan. When I am over excited or scared I can be unpredictable.

Origins

  I come from different regions of South America, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.