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The Ambonia King Parrot

Keeping an Ambonia King Parrot (also known as the Moluccan King Parrot or Ambon King Parrot) as a pet can be a delightful experience for bird enthusiasts. Here’s an overview of what to expect:
General Information

Scientific Name: Alisterus amboinensis
Lifespan: 20-30 years with proper care
Size: Medium to large, about 16-17 inches (40-43 cm) in length
Weight: Approximately 200-300 grams
Appearance: Vibrant plumage with a predominantly green body, a red head and chest, and blue on the wings and tail. They have a striking appearance and are known for their beauty.

Personality and Behavior

Temperament: Generally gentle, calm, and social. They can be quite affectionate and form strong bonds with their owners.
Behavior: Known for their relatively quiet demeanor compared to other parrots. They require mental stimulation and social interaction to stay happy and healthy.


Cage Size: A spacious cage is essential; minimum dimensions of 36x24x36 inches (91x61x91 cm) are recommended. They need room to stretch their wings and move around comfortably.
Play Area: Provide a safe, bird-proofed area for supervised out-of-cage playtime daily.
Perches and Toys: Multiple perches of varying sizes and materials, and a variety of toys for chewing, foraging, and playing to keep them entertained.


Basic Diet: High-quality pellet food should be the foundation of their diet.
Fruits and Vegetables: Fresh fruits and vegetables should be offered daily, such as apples, carrots, spinach, and berries.
Nuts and Seeds: These can be given in moderation, primarily as treats or part of their enrichment.

Health and Veterinary Care

Regular Check-ups: Annual veterinary check-ups are important to monitor health and prevent common avian diseases.
Common Health Issues: Prone to respiratory infections, feather plucking (if bored or stressed), and nutritional deficiencies if not properly fed.

Social Needs

Attention: Ambonia King Parrots thrive on social interaction and need daily engagement with their owners. They can become lonely and develop behavioral problems if neglected.
Bonding: Known for forming strong bonds with their human caregivers, they can be very affectionate and enjoy spending time with their family.

Training and Enrichment

Training: Respond well to positive reinforcement training. Teaching them basic commands and tricks can provide mental stimulation and strengthen the bond with their owner.
Enrichment: Regularly rotate toys, introduce foraging activities, and provide puzzle toys to keep their minds engaged.

Noise Level

Vocalization: Generally quieter than many other parrot species, but they can still be vocal, especially if they feel neglected or want attention.

Time: Requires daily interaction and care.
Lifespan: Owning an Ambonia King Parrot is a long-term commitment, potentially spanning two to three decades.

Considerations Before Adoption

Experience: Suitable for both novice and experienced bird owners, provided they understand the bird’s needs.
Space: Requires ample space for a large cage and a safe area for out-of-cage activities.
Family Dynamics: Ensure all family members are on board and understand the commitment involved in caring for an Ambonia King Parrot.

Final Thoughts

Ambonia King Parrots can make wonderful, affectionate pets for those who are prepared to meet their social and environmental needs. Proper research, preparation, and a commitment to providing ongoing care and interaction are essential for a successful and fulfilling pet-owner relationship. Their beautiful plumage, gentle temperament, and relatively quiet nature make them a desirable companion for bird enthusiasts.

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