Blue Fronted Amazon at Appleton exotics
Average Size: 13 to 15 inches long
Life span: 60+ years with proper care.
Diet: obesity is a common problem in the Blue fronted amazon, so their diets must be carefully regulated Specialized pelleted diets are highly recommended and should consist of 60–70% of the diet, use fortified seeds in moderation as they are higher in fat and less nutritious than pellets. Fresh fruits and vegetables, such as grapes, mangoes, bananas, cantaloupe, papayas, broccoli, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes. Clean, fresh, filtered and chlorine-free water changed several times a day (Amazons enjoy dunking their food into their drinking water) do not feed fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, alcohol or caffeine as these can cause serious medical problems.
Feeding: If your bird is used to a seed diet, convert to pellets gradually; fresh pellets or seeds and fresh, clean, chlorine-free water should always be available fresh fruits and vegetables should be given daily and discarded when not eaten within 24 hours; Amazons appreciate quality and variety in their food.
Housing: Birds acclimate well to average household temperatures; be cautious of extreme temperature change. The cage should be placed off the floor in an area that is well-lit and away from drafts. A cage approximately 30″ W x 30″ D x 36″ H, with metal bars spaced no greater than 1″ apart, makes a good home for your Blue fronted amazon; as with all animals, it is best to provide the largest habitat possible; a flight cage is strongly recommended. Perches should be at least 9″ long and 1″ in diameter; a variety of perch materials and sizes to exercise feet and help prevent arthritis is recommended. A metal grate over the droppings tray will keep the bird away from droppings. Line the droppings tray with cage paper or appropriate substrate for easier cleaning; to avoid contamination, do not place food or water containers under perches. Bird owners should avoid non-stick cookware and appliances as they can release fumes hazardous to your birds health.
Check “Yes” or “No” after reading the following statements:
1. I have an appropriate and safe space for this Blue fronted amazon.
2. I know that choosing this bird can be a lifelong commitment.
3. I will provide daily, supervised time for this bird outside a cage.
4. The natural sounds of this bird will be acceptable to family members and neighbors.
5. A mature person will provide responsible and primary care for this companion animal.
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