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Blue fronted amazons

Blue fronted amazons are beautiful green parrots with blue feathers on their crowns.

About blue fronted amazons

Common NameBlue fronted amazon
Scientific NameAmazona aestiva
Native toSouth America
Natural HabitatVarious habitats in the Amazon basin including woodlands, grasslands and other habitats
DietSeeds, fruits and other plant matter
Life Expectancy40+ years
Conservation StatusLeast concern (3.1)

About our blue fronted amazon

We have one male blue fronted amazon.

Our blue fronted amazon shares his aviary with our orange winged amazons.

How we care for our amazons

Our amazons are housed in our Birds of the World Aviary, in our arboretum.

They have a large outdoor aviary with mesh panels, with branching for perching and double mesh to protect them from predators.

They also have an indoor aviary, with nest boxes, perching branches and their feeding and water stations.

Our amazons are fed a combination of bird seed and fresh fruit and vegetables.

How you can help amazons

Although they are not threatened in the wild, you can help amazons by:

  • making sure that you don't buy wild caught animals as pets
  • thinking carefully before buying exotic pets - they can be difficult to look after and require specialist care
  • buying products which have been sustainaby sourced, such as Rainforest Alliance certified products