Blue-winged Amazon Parrot as it is often called, is a spectacular parrot and the perfect pet for most anyone. These beautiful birds are very social and are great with humans. They are also highly intelligent, quick learning and quite humorous in their demeanor. If you are looking for a bird that is full of character and will fit right in with your family, a Blue-winged Amazon might be just what you are looking for.
What makes these particular species a good choice for a pet is that they are relatively easy to care for and breed. There are only a couple of species of Blue-winged Amazon Parrots that require much attention, such as the whistling amazing attacks, or the yellow-collared Amazon. The Blue-winged Amazon is actually the third largest species of this bird family, coming in at only fourth in size. This specie is actually most commonly found in Central and South America. The smallest species is the blue-collared Amazon, which is only found in the Amazon basin.
The majority of parrot species prefer a cage with at least two compartments and is large enough to allow for good side view. However, it is important that your bird has room to move around as much as possible so that it’s life can be as long as possible. Generally, most Blue-winged Amazon parrots will do better if they are kept in a large aviary with at least three times its own size as their cage space. For instance, the largest cage they should have would be at least 200x larger than their current cage.
If you do decide to buy your blue-fronted Amazon parrots from the pet store, you might want to look around at some of the different species available to ensure you get one that is going to be of the best quality. In general, the bigger the bird the more expensive the pet store is going to charge. However, there are some amazing blue-fronted parrots out there that are simply too beautiful to pass up. For instance, the lilac headed Amazon parrot can grow to about 9 inches in length, making it one of the biggest parrots available!
You also need to pay close attention to the type of diet that your bird gets. The most common diet for this species consists of fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains. It is vital that you take this into consideration when choosing a brand and type of food to give your bird since there are some brands that will not hold up to the extreme needs of this bird.
Blue-headed Amazon parrots do exceptionally well when it comes to being kept as pets and breeding. It is not all about buying a cheap cage and placing it in an area with direct human interaction. The right diet, fresh fruits and veggies, and regular interaction with humans are just as important as how the bird is kept inside its cage. This makes captive breeding of this species easier than keeping it in the wild where it would become distressed if it had no access to fresh greens and fruit. Once the birds have met up with their match in a captive breeding environment, your blue-fronted Amazon parrot will be very happy and healthy!