Scientific Name: Amazona Albifrons
Distribution: Mexico, Central America
Weight: 350-600 g
Size: 10-11 inches in length
Distinct Markings: Overall dark green plumage edged with black, with lighter green on breast and thighs. Forehead white, crown blue, cheeks and around eyes red. Edge of wing red with white, with blue secondaries and dark blue tips. Tail green with lighter green tip, underside light green. Eye ring and feet light grey, beak yellow. Amazons are short heavy bodied, stocky birds. Most species are predominately green with red, yellow, blue, white or orange markings. Amazons are well known for their ability to mimic words and phrases.
DIET: Amazons should be fed a formulated (pelleted or extruded diet) as a basis for good nutrition. The diet should be supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables daily to add variety and psychological enrichment. Treats may be given in small amounts especially as rewards for good behavior.
Due to a tendency to become obese in captivity, amazons should be fed restricted calorie diets (low fat). During the non-breeding season Fresh clean water must be provided every day. Vitamin supplements are not needed for birds which are eating a formulated diet. Pretty Bird manufactures special low fat diets which are appropriate for most amazons.