Blue Fronted Amazon
The Blue-fronted Amazon is similar to the Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica), but it is slightly larger. The Blue-Front is generally green in hue, however it has a lot of color variation. The feathers have a dark black edging. Blue feathers run just above the upper jaw, then white, then yellow. Yellow feathers have the ability to wrap around the head, eyes, and neck. Gray foot and a gray beak. These birds can grow up to 14″ in length (36 cm).
On the Blue-Front, there is a lot of diversity in markings and colors. Turquoise-fronted Amazon gets its name because the blue is sometimes a vibrant turquoise. The blue can sometimes envelop the entire face. The Blue-Front has various mutations, although these mutations are not widely available on the pet market.
The Blue-fronted Amazon Parrots (Amazona aestiva) are sociable extroverts who enjoy flaunting their feathers. These lovely birds have long been popular as pets, and they are one of the most popular Amazon species. As an adult, it is a beautiful bird with vibrant colors, yet each adult will have its own feathering pattern. It has one of the longest life spans, 40 years or more, and has the potential to live nearly a century in captivity.
This is a clever parrot that can be taught to communicate and perform tricks. Blue Fronted Amazon enjoy learning and can even sing. They clearly enjoy music. They can communicate, and some amazon blue fronted parrot, like the Double Yellow-headed Amazon Amazona oratrix and the Yellow-crowned Amazon Amazona ochrocephala, can communicate just as effectively as the yellow Amazon parrots.
Blue-Fronted Amazon can be extremely self-sufficient, yet it is one of the simplest Amazons to handle. It will most likely have a favorite member of the family, but it will usually treat the entire family as part of its flock and act accordingly. It can, however, become highly devoted to a single person and, if not socialized properly, can dive bomb whatever it perceives as a threat to its human. All Amazons, in general, are fiercely protective of their human counterparts. It is critical to begin socializing this parrot at an early age.
This Amazon is calmer and more entertaining to see. Amazon blue fronted enjoy interaction, yet they are quite fine to play with their toys for hours at a time. The Blue-Fronted Warbler gets along with other birds pretty well. It is mostly non-aggressive, though males may become territorial during breeding season or when molting.
Social Behaviors of Blue Fronted Amazon
These parrot blue fronted amazon like interacting with humans as well as other birds. When you go into the room, they prefer to be greeted. They prefer to eat at the table and will alert you when dinner is ready. They are perfectly content to be perched on a perch and in the company of humans. The Blue Front wants to be with you whether you’re watching TV or eating dinner. The more time your amazon spends with humans, the more socialized it becomes, and the more it will talk, sing, and imitate. The more time you spend with your feathered companion, the stronger your bond will become.
The Blue-fronted Amazons require a large cage. Blue front amazon parrot cages should not be too confining, so choose one that will make your pet feel at ease. It is their territory and a safe haven for them. This parrot enjoys climbing and playing, as well as spreading its wings. A cage with a play pen top should be 2 x 3 feet wide, 2 1/2 to 5 feet high, and 2 1/2 to 5 feet tall. Having a hanging perch above that for climbing is fantastic.
Blue Parrots can survive a wide range of temperatures, but they must be kept out of drafts. They appreciate being out of their cage on a playpen, where they can interact with their person and play with toys. A variety of perches of various sizes and textures should be employed. It is easier for them to perch on a rougher textured perch than than the smooth, doll-rod ones, and it is better for their feet and legs. A concrete perch can be used as the cage’s highest perch, close to a toy. They will perch there at various points throughout the day, saving them (and you) the trouble of getting their nails filed.
Breeding/Reproduction of Blue Fronted Amazon
Captive breeding of these amazon blue front is common. However, the sexes must be confirmed, and the couple must be harmonious and linked.
They’ll require a nest box that’s 31″-39″ (80-100 cm) tall, with a 12″-14″ (30-35 cm) interior diameter and a 4″-5″ entrance (10-12 cm). On the bottom of the box, place some soft bedding material.
The hen will lay two to four eggs (sometimes five) and incubate them for roughly 29 days. At around 9 weeks old, the chicks will leave the nest. In some circumstances, the female will not be able to feed all of the chicks, therefore a breeder will start feeding them right away.