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Lilac-crowned Amazon  (Amazona finschi)

Also Known As: Lilac-crowned Parrot, Finsch's Parrot, Pacific Parrot, Wood's Red-fronted Parrot (A.f. woodi)
 
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Lilac-crowned Amazon profile

Credit: © Mark Swiecki


 
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Care in Captivity
Pet Suitability:
Sweet disposition, very intelligent. Has tendency to obesity.

Captive Status:
Common in US, fairly common in Europe.

Longevity:
40-60 yrs

Housing:
Aviary or suspended cage with a minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:
Fruit such as: apple, pear, orange, banana, cactus fruits, pomegranate, forming about 30 % of the diet; fresh vegetables such as: carrot, celery, green peas, beans, fresh corn; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, sowthistle, dandelion, chickweed; spray millet and limited mixed seed, cooked beans and pulses, complete kibble.

Enrichment:
Loves to chew; bathing; foot toys, destructible (non-toxic) toys, non-destructible (non-toxic plastic) toys, food-finder toys, preening toys, different texture and size hanging perch toys, fir branches, push-and-pull toys (sliding up and down), vegetable tanned leather toys.

Nest Box Size:
Vertical box, 12" x 12" x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm).

Clutch Size:
3

Incubation Time:
26 days

Fledging Age:
54-60 days

Hatch Weight:
11g (0.4 oz)

Peak Weight:
309-370g (10.8-13 oz)

Weaning Weight:
270-280g (9.5-9.8 oz)

More Info Sites:
Infonatura search for 'Lilac-crowned Parrot'

http://www.birdcare.com.au/lilac_crowned_amazon.htm

http://www.arkive.org/lilac-crowned-amazon/amazona-finschi/

http://www.oiseaux.net/birds/distribution/lilac-crowned.amazon.html

http://www.avianweb.com/lilaccrownedamazon.html