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2KoKoMo - 2014-11-16
I've had my Yellow Nape Amazon parrot for almost 26 years. She was a 5 year old and immediately bonded with me. I was in a pet shop and she chose me, laughing, throwing kisses, singing, etc. I asked, 'how much' and was told she's being boarded. Went in for dog food again and was told she might be for sale. Long story, Short, I jumped at the chance. Her name was Knucklehead and still is. What a joy life has been with her. She sings, speaks in my dad's voice and he's been gone for over 13 years. My Dad taught her to cackle like a chicken and crow like a rooster over the phone and to this day, all I have to say is, 'what did Grandpa teach you?' And she performs it. She also whistles the tune from 'Mayberry' without missing a beat. I love, love, love had my Yellow Nape Amazon parrot for almost 26 years. One day, when my Rottweiler was in her last days, I left the room for a minute, with knuckie on her perch, came back and she was sitting at the shoulder of my 'old girl'. I panicked and picked her up afraid she'd get hurt. I believe with all my heart, knuckie was comforting my old girl!!! She has been a loyal friend, companion, pet everyday since I got her and hope to have many more years with her. Thanks for listening ;)

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Parm - 2012-10-13
Hi all, I have a two OWA's first one we have is 12 and is bonded to me the new one is only 3 years old but the older one seems to be just blanking the new one and if i let them out together the older one will go for the new baby. anything help would be great. Thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-13
    Sounds like a bit of jealousy there:) It can take a lot of time and patience to get an existing bird to accept a newcomer, especially since your older bird is so closely bonded to you. Don't rush them, I would probably just keep being a good friend to the older bird, but give equal attention to the newcomer, and see how it goes. A rule of thumb is it takes a new bird about a month to get situated in a new environment, but becoming friends may take even longer.
  • Parm - 2012-10-14
    Thank You, We have a very busy house so I have moved both cages to the quiet side I managed to let them both out yesterday and the older one went for the new baby, but after I stopped them they sat and watched each other for a good ten minutes before they started feeling comfortable enough to take food from my hands, and the cage move today they are a lot quieter and seem more relaxed.
  • Marie - 2013-02-05
    Hi there.I am extremely happy for the parrots that find wonderful homes after being misstreated. I myself have an Orange wing Amazon named Marley ( 19 years old). His first owner gave him nothing but nuts and sunflower seeds. He smoked like a chimney and found it funny to blow the smoke right in my poor Marley's face. The second owner was someone from the man's family. He once again ate the same diet, left to be chased by the family dog. No toys, and just a sad looking perch inside the cage. The owner was completly terrified of him and poked and beat him with a stick for a year. Marley was completly terrified of humans and wouldnt come out of his cage. He was all plucked, and beak curling. He now has stopped screaming, has a WONDERFUL diet and has went to see a good vet. He ABSOLUTLY loves me and i wouldnt imagine my life without him. He is afraid of others and im trying really hard to work on that. So once again, congrads on all of you who take the time for these wonderful creatures.
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fran - 2014-11-04
I have my yellow nape amazon for 30 years and just today I noticed she has yellow feathers coming out of her chest. I thought the yellow was just supposed to be on the nape. I would really appreciate any information from a bird lover/expert. ty

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-04
    Feathers can change color somewhat with molts as they age. Also nutritional problems have been known to cause feather color changes in parrots. A derangement of the metabolism or a disruption to the nutrition of a bird during the time when feathers are being formed can cause color change and can also affect the quality of feathers. With a corrected diet, it will molt back to its original coloration.
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Andrea - 2014-10-11
I have a sweet female white fronted amazon. She was born in 1999. My yellow napped parrot has bitten her several times, and as a result she has lost part of her toe and has an injury to another on her left foot. She gets around very well, although does sometime lose her balance. I love this little bird so much, but I think that for her protection it might be best to find a good home for her. She is very social with other birds, but needs to stay with birds her size. I don't want to see her become a full time breeder, but she would enjoy having a mate, even if its another female like herself. I have a beautiful cage for her that I bought two years ago. I love this bird very much, but I am worried that my nape will handicap her or kill her one day. I am willing to speak with a serious person, and I am located in Philadelphia, Pa

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  • May Walker - 2014-10-11
    I have a male white fronted Amazon and am interested in finding a companion for him since I work during the day. I cannot afford to buy a companion bird and can only promise a good home. I live in central Florida.
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Sherry Harrison - 2014-10-04
I just got a dyh an he was abused for 10 yrs he is 40 plus yrs old very mean we have made some ( a lot ) of improvements we eat together I let him out i know it's gonna take time any suggests would be very appreciated thank u

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Sounds like you're on the right track... offering affection and having a lot of patience. These birds have a very good, and long, memory. It's awesome that it can be taken out, and it eats with you, that's a great start. It may or may not become any friendlier, only time will tell.
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david price - 2014-10-04
I have just been givin a blue amazon parrot she is 20 yrs old and in excellent condition for age.she will take food from us but that is it.shes not a talker or whistler shes very quiet.has anybody got any ideas on how to start to try and do anything with her.she is a very quiet sweet bird.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Sounds like a great bird and with time an patience, you may get her to come out to you, possibly even talk. Some tips for handling and training can be found here, on the Amazon Parrot Care page.
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Anonymous - 2014-08-12
I adopted. A yellow nape. He is great with me and my daughter. He seems to hate my wife though. He bit her the very first day we got him. She feeds him,gives him treats,talks to him.after a year he still won't. Except her. Any help at all would be appreciated

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  • cynthia - 2014-09-11
    My parrot is the same with my mom. We've had him for 15 years and she is his main caretaker(cage cleaner) and he would slit her throat if he could. Hes hated her since the first day he saw her and fell in love with me. He still loves me and we play and I even shower with him. If she even passes by the cage he throws himself at her and slams into the cage sometimes. He doesn't really care if it hurts. It sucks but we've tried everything and i have to make sure to feed him in the morning because he rather starve than eat food she gave him. He'll spill it all over the floor and then laugh at her.
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Georgeanne Cole - 2014-09-09
I have a great female 25 yr. old yellow nape. Recently she molted and her colors on her chest are a dark greenish-gray instead of the lighter bright yellowish green. Do I need to add something to her diet? Thank you.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-09
    Nutritional problems have been known to cause feather color changes in parrots. For a good look at foods and treats for parrots, see this recent article on Parrot Cuisine, as it can give you insight into what you might add or change in your Yellow Nape's diet.

    Some other things that can cause color change are a derangement of the metabolism or a disruption to the nutrition of a bird during the time when feathers are being formed, which can also affect the quality of feathers. With a corrected diet, it will molt back to its original coloration. Discolored feathers can also be due to liver disease, so you may want to take your bird to an avian vet for a checkup.
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Sunny - 2010-03-17
I Had a 4 year old male spectacled amazon, who is looking for a girl friend :)
It is very hard for me to find a female spectacled amazon, did anybody know a breeder sale the baby female spectacled amazon?

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  • Mary Ellis - 2010-12-11
    I have a lovely female white fronted amazon called tilly and I am either looking for a male friend for her or will be willing to let her go for a minimum amount, or maybe if wishing to breed a baby please let me know.
  • mary - 2010-12-11
    Don't know whether you still have your male white front but need one urgently or am willing to do a breeding thing with my female. Let me know.
  • Mary Ellis - 2011-01-14
    Hi I have a female white fronted amazon who lost her mate last year and is desperate to find another man to share the rest of her life with. If you still have your young man or are looking for a lady for him please let me know. I am sure we can come to some arrangement.
  • linda - 2013-03-19
    do you still have your female white amazon? we are looking for a mate for our male white fronted amazon.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female also and would love to breed her. Who has a male?
  • Daniel Dolinger - 2013-10-21
    I have a 3 year old female 
  • burnfinl@yahoo.com - 2014-09-07
    I am also looking for a female spectacled amazon for my male.
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Peggy o - 2014-08-30
I have a 69 year old Panama Amazon named Micky. He was a refi gee from Katrina and I have had him for four years. He is legally blind, blind in one eye and a bad cataract on the other , had a stroke , but is a sweet charming bird. He cannot be picked up but he likes his head rubbed through his cage and occasionally when he is on top of it. He like to put his paw out of the cage and grab onto my finger, first with one paw then the other. He has a repertoire of sayings and talks in a clear loud feminine voice , saying hello, watcha doing, what, and Polly wants a cracker, but his best sounds are his empathy ones. Aww, ohh, and an array of these sounds you would say to make people fel better. He loves to be sung to and at night after being covered if I sing Brahms lullaby, hw will press up against the side of the cage and express his wants and needs by one of those sounds like a long ohhhhh.

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