blue front amazon

The Blue-Front-Amazon as with most amazons are comical and entertaining pets. Their temperament is very dependent on their upbringing and the teaching they have had as youngsters. They are rated as the third best talkers of the amazons, and can make very good pets if their aggressive nature is kept in check. As with most amazons, it is possible that they become aggressive and unpredictable after they reach maturity. This period may begin at 3-5 years of age, and may not be totally evident until sometimes after the age of 12 years.


They tend to be very protective of their mates. If that happens to be a human, their way of protecting their mate from danger is to bite them to make them get back. They will also sometimes attack whatever they feel is the danger, even if this happens to be another human. If you happen to have, or choose, an amazon as a pet, it is very important that you maintain dominance and control, and, teach him acceptable behavior. A well-trained Blue Front Amazon can be a very affectionate, loving, and entertaining pet.


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Cockatoos are similar to dogs in that they thrive on affection and touch but usually do not develop extensive vocabularies. African Grey Parrots, noted for their great talking ability, fall between these two personality categories, having traits of both. Greys tend to be more individualistic, so it depends on the Grey as to the kind of personality it may have.



Macaws do not make ideal apartment pets because of their twice-daily screaming sessions, at sunrise and sunset, and their ability to dismantle anything they can easily reach, such as the apartment building! However, for those who have a suitable environment, macaws make great pets and can develop pretty good vocabularies and fascinating antics.


What to Look For.

Look for a parrot that is interactive and interested in sights and sounds. Look for a baby that expresses interest and attention by puffing out its head and neck feathers, stretching its wings (singly with a leg out or both shoulders stretched straight up), bobbing its head up and down solicitously or quickly wagging its tail from side to side.

These easily observable happiness behaviors are indications that the bird is interested in what is going on.


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