Blue Fronted Amazons
The blue-fronted Amazon is a highly sociable and extrovert species of parrot originating in South America. It has worldwide popularity as a pet and companion bird.
The blue-fronted Amazon bird makes a fine choice for a companion or pet because of its friendly nature, entertaining ways, and longevity.
Blue-fronted Amazon parrots are among the best-talking birds kept as pets. Blue Fronted Amazons have brilliant colorings, and each bird has distinct feather patterns to go along with its extroverted personality. Known as comedians and feathered show-offs, they are entertaining birds. They enjoy spending time with their human flock, which is why they make excellent pets. This bird is a larger parrot, so you will need to provide it with lots of room and your dedicated time.
Speech and Vocalizations
While blue-fronted Amazons are excellent talkers, they are even better screamers. You can expect a morning wake up call and one again at sunset. This 10-minute, twice-daily call is a carryover from their instinct to mark the time of day for their flockmates. For people who live in close quarters like apartment buildings, these birds can be a little too loud and annoy neighbors.
Caring for a Blue-Fronted Amazons
These birds are highly intelligent and social, and they need regular human interaction. Don’t adopt an Amazon parrot if you don’t have plenty of time to spend with it.
The more activities around the house you can include your parrot in, the happier it will be. Whether you’re watching TV, cleaning up, or eating dinner, the blue-fronted will want to be part of the action. A portable play stand that you can move from room to room makes a good exercise area. Your bird will amuse you with his acrobatic antics.
The minimum recommended cage size for an active bird like a blue-fronted Amazon is a 3-foot cube, though larger is better. If you can’t get a sizeable cage, try to compensate by allowing it extra out-of-cage time each day.
Active and comical, blue-fronted Amazons are natural performers. They love to be around their owners and will ham it up for extra attention. When well-socialized, these parrots will enjoy the company of the entire family, though they tend to choose a favorite.