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Blue Front Amazon - Amazons Amazona Aestiva Bird

Blue Front Amazon Amazons

Notable traits of the Blue Front Amazon Bird: Amazons (Amazona Aestiva)
Latin Name: Amazona Aestiva
Common Name: Blue Front Amazon
Description: Predominantly green, with faint grey-black edges to the feathers. Blue forehead area of variable size bordered by yellow feathering. Red and/or yellow scapulars (the upper curved edge of the wing when folded). Dark grey to black beak and cere, grey feet, orange-yellow eyes
Gender Determination: Can only be determined by DNA test
Trainability: Highly intelligent amongst the best of talkers
Length: 36-37 cms in length
Average Lifespan: 55 years
Average Weight: Average 400-430 g
Song: Can sing songs
Diet: Amazons do best on a high quality pelleted diet, supplemented with seed mix and daily servings of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables. Amazons are prone to obesity, so nuts should be given sparingly
Housing: 2 by 3 by 4 foot minimum, as large as possible
Loudness: Can be loud at times not suitable for apartments
Talking Ability: Amazing talkers
Notes: All Amazons should be kept well away from one's face. They need to be showered at least twice a week, and even more in the winter to keep good feather condition. Amazons are avid chewers, and as with any bird, one should keep a close eye on the state of toys and replace them when necessary. They should be given plenty of out-of-cage time.

Like macaws, cockatoos, and Greys, Amazons are long-lived birds. Before adopting one, potential owners should have a plan as to where the Amazon would live, should said Amazon outlive the owner.

Amazons are sensitive in terms of their diet, and prone to vitamin A deficiency. Sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, red and orange peppers, cantaloupe, and carrots are all excellent foods. Owners should try to include a lot of red and orange fruits and vegetables.

Properly raised and cared for Amazons make excellent pets. Around adolescence, they are known to become moody, a state usually lasting a couple of years, though potentially more.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Breeding Notes: The first recorded breeding of this species was in France in the 1880's, by M.Renouard, who bred three young. Amazons are often difficult to breed in Aviculture and wild birds may take several years of adaptation to Aviculture before they begin to breed. Amazons breed mainly in the spring and usually only have a single clutch of 2 to 5 eggs. Many aviculturist remove the first clutch of eggs from the nest, usually causing the pairto double clutch, thus increasing production. They will take anything from 2-5 years to mature, Blue Fronts can be housed in any suitable aviary, weather it is a conventional or suspended aviary, we prefer suspended as these parrots are very territorial and will not hesitate to attack you, whilst breeding. With suspended you do not enter their territory, so they remain calm and happy and can settle down and breed. Nest boxes used are boot shaped and are 60cm deep x 30cm wide x 45 cm long. They are active intelligent parrots and must have some sort of toys to keep them occupied, such as blocks of wood, soft peach tree branches or rope.
Mutations: Chocolate and Raspberry
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 40
Nest: L-Box 12x24 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Common in Season
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Habitat: Northern and eastern Bolivia eastern Brazil Paraguay and northern Argentina
References: PelletTreatToy
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