Posted Aug 01, 2014
This is going to be shorter than normal, but only because my experience with a Blue Fronted Amazon was very short. I initially received the parrot from a family friend who was a collector (hoarder). Because of this her training was limited and she was very attached to her cage. Crissy was never taught to step up (step in your finger for easy moving) and because I was younger, I was busy and could not dedicate myself to the extensive training. When I attempted to remove Crissy from the cage, she would scream and flap and flay around her cage avoiding contact. The recommended technique was to shoo her out of the cage with a towel. This worked but was unrealistic. For this reason, and the cleaning requirements, which are fairly frequent for any bird, I had to find her a new home.
When she was out of the cage, Crissy had the perfect personality for me. She would lay on my lap, or play on the coffee table. Extensive flight was not a problem because her wings were clipped. She had vibrant green feathers and a blue section adorning her face. She used to eat nearly anything, a plus in my book, and was relatively quiet, unless someone yelled or she heard something funny sounding on the television.
I would recommend an Amazon to new parrot owners as they are relatively hardy, sociable, and have the ability to speak very well. My advice would be that it is absolutely imperative to teach "step up" to any bird. Never should a pet owner be forced to scare their bird out of a cage