Animal Stories - White-fronted Amazon

Animal-World Information about: White-fronted Amazon

   The White-fronted Amazon is the very smallest of all the amazons... but thinks it's the biggest!
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Andrea - 2014-10-11
I have a sweet female white fronted amazon. She was born in 1999. My yellow napped parrot has bitten her several times, and as a result she has lost part of her toe and has an injury to another on her left foot. She gets around very well, although does sometime lose her balance. I love this little bird so much, but I think that for her protection it might be best to find a good home for her. She is very social with other birds, but needs to stay with birds her size. I don't want to see her become a full time breeder, but she would enjoy having a mate, even if its another female like herself. I have a beautiful cage for her that I bought two years ago. I love this bird very much, but I am worried that my nape will handicap her or kill her one day. I am willing to speak with a serious person, and I am located in Philadelphia, Pa

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  • May Walker - 2014-10-11
    I have a male white fronted Amazon and am interested in finding a companion for him since I work during the day. I cannot afford to buy a companion bird and can only promise a good home. I live in central Florida.
Sunny - 2010-03-17
I Had a 4 year old male spectacled amazon, who is looking for a girl friend :)
It is very hard for me to find a female spectacled amazon, did anybody know a breeder sale the baby female spectacled amazon?

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  • Mary Ellis - 2010-12-11
    I have a lovely female white fronted amazon called tilly and I am either looking for a male friend for her or will be willing to let her go for a minimum amount, or maybe if wishing to breed a baby please let me know.
  • mary - 2010-12-11
    Don't know whether you still have your male white front but need one urgently or am willing to do a breeding thing with my female. Let me know.
  • Mary Ellis - 2011-01-14
    Hi I have a female white fronted amazon who lost her mate last year and is desperate to find another man to share the rest of her life with. If you still have your young man or are looking for a lady for him please let me know. I am sure we can come to some arrangement.
  • linda - 2013-03-19
    do you still have your female white amazon? we are looking for a mate for our male white fronted amazon.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female also and would love to breed her. Who has a male?
  • Daniel Dolinger - 2013-10-21
    I have a 3 year old female 
  • - 2014-09-07
    I am also looking for a female spectacled amazon for my male.
linda - 2013-03-19
we are looking for a female white front amazon. Our male white front is lonely. any ideas where to find one? anyone looking for a home for theirs?

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  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female and been looking for a male for years.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    Hi Linda I have a female and would love to breed her.
martha novelo - 2012-12-21
Can this white fronted parrots cause diseases to people if kissed or handled to much? i have one and my husband is always angry at me because he says i kiss the parrot to much. But i love this cute little animal.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-21
    If the bird is healthy it is very unlikely for it to pass a disease to a human.  More likely for a human to get the bird sick as we are exposed to much more then the bird is throughout the day.
Suki - 2012-03-31
I have a pair of White Fronted Amazon( female and male). They live in the same cage together. I brought them few months ago, the breeder told me those 2 Amazons were hand feed. After I spent few months with them, they still bite me pretty hard (bleeding sometime). Especially when they are in their cage or near cage area, but when they were somewhere not near their cage, they are all right.
Is there a way to teach them not to bite? Should I separate them in a different cage?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-31
    I have no idea when they were hand fed or how or how old they are but if babies and recently hand fed there would be no way they would be biting. Guess is they are last years babies and have been handled to some degree. Male and Female Amazons are going to pair bond and they will be protective of their cage and territory and very little you can do about that. Even as singles amazons can be protective of their terriotry. Let the have it and bring them out on a perch or just out as often as possible and handle them as much as you can. Possibly they will let you (allow you) into their territory one day. Separate cages - if they have always been together, I would let them remain but you won't be first in their life. They will start puberty around 3 and you will be an outsider. They will have babies and you will enjoy them and maybe you'd like to hand feed one and keep that one for yourself with its own cage.
  • Randy - 2012-11-13
    Yes separate them. If not they will try to become a breeding pair. And it's kinda normal for a bird to be biting when it is in its cage it's there secure place. But it will change major if they are seperated. And if the birds become mating birds from being together. Good luck changing them. It's really hard.
Kathy Baumann - 2011-10-03
We have a pair of white fronts they have had two babies they are now 4 weeks old and feeding on their own with some help still from the parents. My husband seems to think they are both males. We would like to sell them do you know what we should ask for them each??? And when we should seperate them from parents??


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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    White fronts cost from as low as $250.00 up to $750.00. The ones that are $750 is the full retail price - which is frequently negotaible in a pet store. The reason for the higher cost is they have no idea how long it will take to actually sell the bird and they are responsible for all costs associated with keeping the bird. If you want to sell them, then I would go from $200.00 to $250.00. When to remove them from the parents - you should do that now. Amazons are a little frisky/indpendent much of the time. White front is calmer but not a mjaor exception. The earlier the amazon is hand fed by humans, the gentler the bird is going to be. They should be handled, held, cuddled. Just lay them on a towel on your chest and let them get used to humans. They should be pet and talked to now - also separately and together. Many breeders start hand feeding at 10 days old - before their eyes are open and many others incubate and feed from day one. Where people get testy amazons is because they weren't truly hand fed, hand held and then lack of socialization. It is hard to sell a bird that can't be handled.
Harvey Gottfried - 2006-02-12
Rocky, my white fronted amazon, just passed away this saturday 2/11/06. My best little friend and pal was with me for almost 25 years. His feathers were never clipped and his territory was the entire house. He always followed me around the house, sleeping with me in bed, on the couch, waiting for my exit from the shower stall, and almost never leaving my side when I was home. His estimated age was 26 to 30 years. I wish he had lived longer, I miss him terribly, and I will never forget my best little buddy in the world.

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  • Faucet - 2011-04-09

    I've been searching in google for some new ideas and occasionally found this site. I'm so surprised by your way of thinking and writing. Have you thought about writing a book?
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-09
    I am sooo sorry. I know what it is to habe a best friend (mate I say) for so many years and I know you will always miss him. Remember all the good stuff. I am sorry.
Erin - 2006-04-04
Thank you so much for this little bit of information on the White-Front. It's so hard to find good information about how they act in a home setting. I myself own a 3 (he'll be 3 this month) old Lesser White-Fronted Amazon named Sam and he is my world. He'll do anything he can to show off to me or anyone that comes into the room, although he can be a bit jealous of my bf at times. He comes walking into the kitchen looking for a hand out of food :) He says pretty bird, hi, hello, I love you, and imitates the sounds of water, sneezing, brushing your teeth, and several others. As previously stated by a few others though, his articulation isn't very good.
Anyways, thanks for the lovely site and good info!

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  • Biarianarce - 2011-01-11
    Very interesting, thanks.
gary itkin - 2010-06-14
Two years ago the body feathers on my spectacled amazon turned yellow. What caused this to happen? His green feathers returned.

George S. - 2010-03-27
I am just putting this out there because I don't want anyone get to confused on what to feed your amazon. You can feed it bird seed, BUT ONLY SOMETIMES. Even rarely feeding it would be much better. Seeds have too much fat and not enough nutrients so the bird's nice bright colorful feathers will soon decrease and be not as stunning, and they will look overweight. With all this happeneing to the poor little bird he or she will become not as friendly and very demanding and destructive. Feed the bird an ORGANIC PELLET DIET. It is very healthy and I guarantee that the bird will love it much more. I know this first hand since I'm a bird breeder and specialize in this species of Amazon Parrot.