Yellow-Faced Parrot
(Alipiopsitta xanthops) 

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Sorry, we no longer raise Yellow-Faced Parrots. ;-(

approx. size: 10 1/2 inches/27 cm native to: Brazil and Bolivia available season: summer
min. cage size: 30" x 30" x 30" talking ability: very good price: $800.00

The Yellow-Faced Parrot is a rare species. We worked with these species for over twenty years but, sadly, we sold the collection to another breeder in 2010. There are very few bloodlines of them in the United States. The chicks make wonderful pets with a good ability to mimic and have personalities somewhat like Pionus Parrots but with a bit more of "Amazon Parrot personality". For many years, they were classified scientifically in the genus Amazona. There is evidence in the DNA of the Yellow-Faced Parrot that they have characteristics of both Pionus and Amazon Parrots and the species has now been reclassified into a separate monotypic genus, Alipiopsitta.
We think the chicks behave and sound more like Pionus chicks than Amazon chicks. They hatch with bright yellow down!
NEWS 4/09! The Yellow-Faced Parrot has now been reclassified scientifically and is no longer included in the Amazon genus!
Its new scientific name is
Alipiopsitta xanthops.







The chicks are adorable at about seven weeks of age. They have unusual vocalizations that have characteristics
of both Pionus and Amazon voices.




Amazon Parrots require a diet high in natural beta carotenes. We recommend a
fresh natural diet for New World Parrots. Root vegetables such as carrots, beets, and
sweet potatoes are important additions to the diet. Please do not feed New World
Parrots a processed pelleted food as the basis of their diet. Pellets do not contain
phytonutrients that whole fresh foods have. Sprouted seeds and grains
are also recommended.

This beautiful adult is one of our former breeders. We bred the Yellow-Faced Parrot
to the third generation in captivity. Our breeders were very calm in the aviary and this species was one of our favorites!
Many of the domestic breeders were semi-tame with our ranch manager, and some of them talked.
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