Baby Blue Fronted Amazon Parrots
$700.00 – $1,400.00
COMMON NAMES: Blue-fronted Amazon parrot, turquoise-fronted Amazon parrot
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazona aestiva
ADULT SIZE: 15 and 17 inches long, weighing between 14 and 15 ounces
LIFE EXPECTANCY: Can live to 80 or 100 years; most commonly will live 40 or so years
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.
While generally non-aggressive and friendly with other birds, some individuals will try to protect their keepers when they perceive danger. This species may “dive-bomb” a perceived threat by swooping down on it. During breeding or molting periods, males may become territorial.
Overall, owners tend to describe this species as very social, independent, and easy-going. This bird tends to be calmer than other Amazons and can keep themselves occupied for quite some time. That doesn’t mean it requires less attention. The blue-fronted Amazon wants to be part of the action; it will loudly let you know when it feels left out. Prolific talkers and singers, they vocalize often and can be very loud when they want to be.
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.
Female, Male, Pair