Lilac Crowned Amazon
The Lilac-crowned Amazon, also known as Finsch’s Amazon, has green plumage with yellow underparts. The feathers on the neck and top sides are black-edged, giving it a scalloped look similar to an African Gray. The lores back to the eyes and the forehead are a red brown. The head and neck are blue mauve, with a half moon shape around the cheeks, which are yellowish-green. The beak is horn-colored, the eye is orange, and the legs are greenish-gray.
Juveniles have dark brown eyes and are similar to adults. From the top of the head to the tip of the tail, mature birds are around 13 inches (33 cm) long. The Lilac-crowned Amazon, also known as Finsch’s Amazon, has a lifespan of 40 to 60 years.
The Amazon with the Lilac Crown Finsch’s Amazon is another name for Amazona finschi. Otto Finsch documenting it in 1864. Dr. Finsch authored over 400 papers on ornithology, and this lovely amazon parrot bears his name.
Its appearance gives it the name Lilac-crowned. This is a tiny amazon, at around 13″ (33 cm) in length, yet it’s a brightly colored bird. The lovely lilac tinted crown, enhanced by a red brown forehead and lores, is the “lilac” namesake. The lilac wraps around the lilac’s neck and across its yellow-green cheeks.
This vibrant little amazon lilac crowned parrot is a good talker and a great pet. The Lilac-crowned Amazon is friendly and intelligent, yet it is also lively. This active, energetic bird will benefit from spending a significant amount of time outside of its cage, where it can climb, play, and soar for exercise. They thrive in an aviary where they have greater space on a daily basis.
Housing Lilac Crowned Amazons
The Lilac-crowned Amazon needs a large cage since they are quite active. They must spend a significant amount of time outside of their cage or in an aviary. The cage should not be overly limiting for your pet, so choose one that he or she will enjoy. 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.
They enjoy being out of their cage on a playpen, where they can interact with their person and play with toys. This parrot enjoys climbing and playing, as well as spreading its wings. Climbing on a hanging perch over a playpen-topped cage is a terrific idea.
The Finsch’s Amazon can withstand a wide range of temperatures, but it must be maintained free from drafts. 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.
Don’t forget to take a shower. To keep the feathers from drying out, spray your amazon with warm water or a commercially available bird bath. Bath time may be a lot of fun if you learn to enjoy it. Make it enjoyable by sprinkling your amazon with water or an aloe spritz, or simply putting him in the kitchen sink. Your amazon will show you how to bathe him properly.
Social Behaviors of Lilac Crowned Amazons
Except during mating season, Lilac-crowned Amazons gather in big groups of two or three hundred birds in the wild. When they reach sexual maturity, they form permanent pairings as well. These parrots like interacting with humans as well as other birds. When you go into the room, they prefer to be greeted. The more you expose your Amazon to people, the more socialized it becomes, and the more likely it is to engage and play with you. The more time you spend with your feathered companion, the stronger your bond will become.