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Tucumán Amazon For sale

Bird Species: Tucumán Amazon
Sounds:  ,  Mimics, Natural calls
Interaction: Social, Fun, Clown,   Cuddly

Age : 0 to 8  Months old
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

Tucumán Amazon Parrot

The Tucumán Amazon (Amazona tucumana), also known as the Tucumán parrot, is a stunning mid-sized parrot native to the subtropical forests of northern Argentina. Known for their vibrant green plumage and bright splashes of red and blue on their wings and tails, these intelligent and sociable birds make charming companion pets.

Temperament

Tucumán Amazons have playful, curious personalities. They bond closely with their owners and can learn tricks and words easily with positive reinforcement training. Their loud vocalizations need sufficient stimulation and interaction to prevent problem behaviors like excessive screeching. In general, they do well with older children and adults who have time to interact with them daily.

Speech and Vocalizations

These parrots are very vocal, using loud squawks and screeches to communicate. They have the potential to learn words and phrases when trained patiently using food rewards and praise. However, their shrill excitable vocalizations may preclude them from apartment living.

Colors and Markings

Their vibrant green plumage has a scaled feather pattern on the head and neck. Bright red feathers stand out on their wing bend, and the trailing edge of the wing has blue highlights. Their tail also has vivid red feathers mixed with green and blue. Males and females have similar coloration.

Care

A large cage is essential for their active lifestyle. Provide ample safe wood toys to chew on and rotate new toys weekly to prevent boredom. A nutritious diet of high quality commercial pellets, supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables keeps them healthy and happy. Spend at least one to two hours per day interacting outside the cage.

Health Problems

With proper care, Tucumán Amazons live approximately 60 to 80 years. They are susceptible to nutritional deficiencies, diseases they can contract from wild birds, respiratory infections, and obesity. Annual avian vet exams catch any issues early. Common health issues seen are fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, and psittacine beak and feather disease. Early identification and changes in diet and environment help manage these conditions.

Diet and Nutrition

A base diet of high quality pellets, and additions of fresh chop (vegetables and fruit), sprouted seeds, whole grains and legumes provides complete nutrition. Limit high fat seeds and nuts. Fresh, clean drinking water should be available at all times.

Exercise

Tucumán Amazons are active fliers and need room to spread their wings every day for exercise. A flight suit can allow supervised outdoor adventures. Make sure any outdoor aviaries have a secure, predator-proof roof. Multiples ropes, ladders, swings and perches allow them to climb and play inside their cages or aviaries. Rotate safe, wood toys to stimulate natural chewing and foraging behaviors.

Where to Adopt or Buy

Check breeder networks and bird clubs to adopt a Tucumán Amazon. Reputable breeders focus on temperament and health in their breeding stock. Avoid purchasing parrots from retailers that source from bird mills. These organizations often engage in inhumane practices. While a beautiful bird, the loud noises and interaction requirements may preclude Tucumán Amazons from apartment living or families who work long hours. Always perform significant research before bringing any exotic pet home.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do Tucumán Amazons live? Approximately 60 to 80 years with proper care.
  • What is the temperament of this parrot like? Playful, loud and interactive. They bond closely with owners and need lots of daily interaction and training.
  • Why are they so vocal? Loud squawks and screeches are a normal part of their social flock communication in the wild.
  • What health issues are common? Fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis and psittacine beak and feather disease are seen periodically. Yearly vet exams help monitor health.
  • Do Tucumán Amazons make good family pets? They can do well with kids and adults who have ample time to interact frequently. Loud noises may bother some.
  • Can they talk? They have the potential to mimic speech and learn words or phrases when patiently rewarded during training sessions. But noise may be a factor for some living situations to consider.

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