The Blue-Fronted Amazon
Parrot is a popular pet parrot because they
are very affectionate and easy to train.
Amazon Parrots are considered the second best vocalizes in the parrot world, second only to the African Gray. The three Amazons, which are known to be the best talkers, are the Yellow Nape, Yellow Head and the Blue Front. In addition to learning a large vocabulary, many will also whistle, sing and mimic household sounds. Blue Fronted Amazons are highly intelligent parrots that may sometimes be moody. The males may become particularly moody when they reach maturity and many will bite at this time. Both males and females may display increased aggression as they reach sexual maturity and during molts. Patience during this period is required.
They love to climb and chew on things. They should be supervised at all times if they are let out of their cages, or accidents may happen.
In the wild, they often flock with other
species of Amazon Parrots.
They are found in forests and open savannahs. In the natural environment, Blue-Fronted Amazons feed primarily on fruits, seeds, vegetables and fruits.
In captivity, however, nuts and seeds should
be kept to a minimum because they tend to
cause obesity in captive Amazons.
Averaging about fifteen inches in length, this Amazon is a beautiful and graceful animal. The bird is primarily green in color, with green feathers that have darker green edges. The Blue-Fronted Amazon has a bright blue forehead and blue and white feathers that often appear on the crown. They have vibrant yellow markings on their ears, cheeks and crown. Their wings are often either red or red and yellow.
Blue-Fronted Amazons can be found in the wild in Eastern Brazil,
Paraguay, Northern Argentina and Northern and
Eastern Bolivia. An improperly cared for Blue-Fronted can become rather aggressive.
They usually bond with one owner and should not be passed among people if possible.