- Apr 25, 2015
26 year old Bluefront Amazon
20 year old BG macaw
10 year old Rock Pebbler
Cockateil, age unknown
She is definitely an Orange Wing.
I don't want to insult anyone, but before buying, I would question the owner about where they got it. I think it's unusual for people not to know what species of parrot they have. Yes, there are people who have a parrot that they got from a relative or friend, and have little experience with parrots, so they don't know what it is. But there are also a lot of stolen parrots out there, being advertised and sold in areas farther away from where they were stolen.
How old is it? Was it captive hatched or wild-caught? Does the owner know it's gender?
Blue fronts are generally more expensive than orange-wings, which is one of the reasons im wondering.
I don't know where you live, but in America, no birds have been imported since 1992. The fact that this bird does not have a leg ring means that you have no way of knowing how old it is. My beautiful blue-front is an imported bird, around 35 years old. She could easily be mistaken for a much younger bird. Their eyes lighten somewhat during the first several months of life, but after that, you must depend on a closed leg ring giving you the hatch date. Imported birds have an open ring that was clamped around their leg upon entry to this country. Some people remove these thinking they are dangerous, others in order to deceive the buyer about the age of the bird.
My blue-front lived in a cage with an orange-wing for 20 years. They were fine together. However, older birds need to be introduced more slowly. If they get along well, sharing a cage is fine- they can groom each other, etc.