Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Aug 07, 2012
Blue Fronted Amazons are one of the most commonly kept Amazon species and also one of the "Hot 3", which means that they can experience significant seasonal hormonal aggression, particularly from ages five to fifteen or so; thereafter, they seem to settle somewhat although seasonal changes are still noted. The majority of BFAs tend to choose one owner and merely tolerate other family members; the spouse is apt to be viewed as competition and your BFA may become quite jealous. Their screeches and screams can be ear piercing and every effort should be made to avoid rewarding this type of behaviour so that it does not become habit. They are very sociable and gregarious even with non-favourite family members; meaning that they need to be caged in the heart of the home where they will have lots to look at and lots of verbal, if not physical, interaction throughout the day. If acquired as fully weaned babies, most BFAs can learn at least some speech and some have the potential to excel at speech, song, and mimicry.