Amazona pretrei (AVES: PSITTACIDAE) REPRODUCTION IN CAPTIVITY

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ABSTRACT

The red-spectacled parrot, Amazona pretrei (Temminck,1830) can reproduce in captivity. The bird cage must be large enough so that the coupling and reproduction behavior can be as much as possible similar to the natural environment. The couples should be kept away from other birds of the same or different species. The food must be placed at about one meter from the ground level. The nest must have dimensions that allow the female to lay the eggs and the incubation as well as protection for the nestlings while they are in the nest. The immature phase lasts approximately two years.

Key words:
reproductivity behavior; birds; Psittacidae

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