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Lilac Crowned Amazon - Amazons Amazona Finschi Bird

Lilac Crowned Amazon Amazons

Notable traits of the Lilac Crowned Amazon Bird: Amazons (Amazona Finschi)
Latin Name: Amazona Finschi
Common Name: Lilac Crowned Amazon
Description: They are slightly smaller than other Amazons. His wingspan ranges from seven to eight inches (185-208mm). Like most amazons, the primary color of the Lilac Crown is green. Greenish yellow feathers can be seen on the front of his crown, abdomen, ear coverlets, chest, and cheeks. His lores, forehead, and the front of his crown are a reddish brown or maroon color, while pale blue is seen on his nape and the sides of his neck. The wings and tail feathers of the Lilac are quite stunning. The secondary feathers of the wings are seen in a striking violet blue, with red-wing speculum seen on the first five feathers. His tail is green with yellow tips, featuring blue feathers towards the outside of the tail. The colors of the Lilac Crown mature with age. His feet are gray. His beak is yellowish, and his eyes possess a lovely orange iris.
Gender Determination: Can only be determined by DNA test
Trainability: Very intelligent
Length: 30.5-34.5cm
Average Lifespan: 50 years
Average Weight: 325 grams
Song: Can sing songs
Diet: High-quality pellet diet, with plenty of fruit/vegetables and some seed. Amazons are prone to obesity, so nuts should be given sparingly. No peanuts.
Housing: Min 2 by 3 by 4 feet, ideally as large as possible
Loudness: Can be quite noisy as most Amazons
Talking Ability: Good talker
Notes: Known for their even tempered disposition, they tend to be shy. They are gentler than some of the other Amazon species, though as with any Amazon, proper care should be taken to train them correctly. Like other Amazons, they go through a stage of moodiness around adolescence, during which proper socialization is every bit as important.

Avid chewers, Amazons should be provided with plenty of toys, both destructible and non-destructible.

Like macaws, cockatoos, and greys, Amazons live a long time. As such, potential owners should have a potential adoptive owner in mind, should the Amazon end up outliving the potential owner.

Amazons are prone to both obesity and vitamin A deficiency. The former should be addressed by limiting the amount of fatty foods given, including nuts. Peanuts and dried corn should be avoided for parrots in general, as they can cause aspergillus, a difficult-to-treat respiratory illness.
The propensity to vitamin A deficiency can be addressed by providing lots of orange and red fruits and vegetables, as they are generally high in vitamin A. Such foods include sweet potato, carrots, and red and orange peppers.
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.
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 35
Nest: L-Box 12 x 24 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Uncommon in Canada
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Habitat: Pacific slopes of Mexico from SE Sonora SW Chihuahua to S Oaxaca feral populations in California
References: PelletTreatToy
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