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Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

Dear all, would anyone know the lifespan of yellow faced parrot and the yellow lored amazon (yucatan) lifespan. Google seem to reflect little to no results. I do understand that they are rare. Any owner/ breeder have any idea?
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

Life span varies immensely depending on how they are treated. It isn't unheard of for amazons to live into their 70s though. I work with a 64 year old amazon currently.
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

Yes I do understand. But i heard that smaller amazon species live for about 20 - 30 yrs. Lets say given the same level of proper care, smaller species will live for about 20-30 yrs. I am interested to know about the amazon's lifespan of yucatan (yellow lored) and yellow face parrot (Alipiopsitta xanthops)
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

What you are reading regarding life span is as stated by Owlet! It "varies immensely depending on how they are treated."

There is a difference between the vast number of Amazon Species in potential life span. That said, in all cases, life span can be much longer then what you are coming across.

The reality is that Amazons, as a species, are long lived Parrots when provided excellent diets and allowed to activity fly. Combined with Love and Attention, they can become the love of your children's life. Amazon's are Life Long Commitments. If you are not able to provide a commitment of that duration, Amazons may not be a good choice for you.

Why the intense interest in their Life Span?


NOTE: The Alipiopsitta xanthops is a Parrot of size and in the Amazon family, although not a member of the Hot (Big) Three, are not by any measure the smallest of Amazons either. As a species they are more than able to live into their 50's and 60's with ease. As with near all Amazons they are CITES listed as Threatened or greater and require a full document set to sell /purchase /transport. They are not common in North America and the number of Breeders are limited to very select areas. As with all Amazons, their cost to purchase has been growing rapidly.
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

White-fronted Amazon??? as stated here from breeders and vet, smaller size amazon like white fronted typically live better 20 - 30 yrs which is contradictory to popular belief and I was wondering if this would apply to yucatan and yellow faced parrot.
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

Between research on Alipiopsitta xanthops have indicated that it is not part of the amazon family
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

I find that my response in that Thread is for fifty or more years for a White-Fronted Amazon.

What is your concern regarding life span? With that information, I can address your question.

NOTE: We have spent a long life working with older Amazons who come to us very ill, commonly abused and with no want to every be around let alone love another Human. If we are lucky, we get a few years, but each have known that they had been loved deeply when they pass. And, whether it was a few weeks, a couple of months, a couple of years or longer, each one created a huge and loving place in our hearts, which we will forever and happily carry.

As an Amazon Snob, to me there are few delights beyond being loved by a Parrot that wants little more from me.
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

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Between research on Alipiopsitta xanthops have indicated that it is not part of the amazon family
Interesting research you are undertaking and playing with regarding this topic. I sense you are researching a different game animal and that your end goal is just as likely different. I have provided an answer, it is your choice to either take it or not.

May your day be more productive.
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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

I am just curious and the question with regards to their lifespan is in no way related to me owning one. I am just expanding my knowledge of the various amazons in general.

We have no bird rescues here. I sure do admire the work you do for amazons.

"The German naturalist Johann Baptist von Spix first described the species in 1824 as Psittacus xanthops. Its species name is derived from the Ancient Greek xanthos "yellow", and ops "face".[2] For many years, it was placed within the genus Amazona, although Alípio de Miranda Ribeiro proposed the new genus Salvatoria in 1920 due to differences in the bill and plumage. A 1995 study showed its distinctness genetically,[3] followed up by more data which showed it to be much more closely related to the short-tailed parrot (Graydidascalus brachyurus) and to the members of the genus Pionus.[4] Following this discovery, it was briefly placed in the genus Salvatoria again, until this name was found to be pre-occupied by a group of polychaete worms from the superfamily Nereidoidea, thus leading to the transferral of the yellow-faced parrot to the new genus Alipiopsitta."

Hope this clarifies.

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Re: Yellow faced parrot and yellow lored amazon lifespan

A good friend of mine had a Red Lored Amazon that lived for thirty-five years. In my mind "Jake" could have lived a lot longer if he was fed something else besides SEED.


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