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Lilac Crown

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Pet Status:
Noise Level:
Native to:
3 - 5 Yrs.
40+ yrs.

Lilac-Crowned Amazons are curious and active birds by nature. Like all parrots, they need plenty of mental stimulation to keep them healthy and happy, and they tend to adapt to new situations quickly. These birds form strong bonds with their owners and must be provided with an adequate amount of daily social interaction to thrive.  The Lilac Crown can be quite the clown and acrobat, enjoying swings and climbing.  Like many parrots, however, Lilac-Crowned Amazons may go through a hormonal bluffing stage as they reach sexual maturity. For this reason, they are recommended for experienced bird owners. 
Dynamic and energetic, this amazon needs a lot of mental stimulation, engaging activities, and a lot of room to roam.  They are known to have a rather decent talking ability.
Amazon Parrots are prone to excess weight gain, so it's important that they are allowed room to exercise every day. If you want a Lilac-Crowned Amazon, you should be able to give it a minimum of 3 to 4 hours outside of its cage per day. This will allow the bird to burn excess calories and stretch its muscles, on top of providing essential mental stimulation.

Also known as Finsch's Amazon.

DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.