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Rashid Iqbal - 2012-02-07
Hi folks,
I just recently got my Yellow Crowned Amazon I dont know what is the exact age. I just want to know and make sure that if he is a real Yellow Crowned Amazon because he got a very less yellow color on the head (comparing to the pics available on web) and rest all th ebeak color, green body with red on his shoulder are ok and identical.
your kind comments may help me to identify if he is a proper breed/specie.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    Age is a tough one, the only way to know for sure is to determine the hatch date. If you can find the breeder, you may be able to determine both age and confirm the species.
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Sonia Rodriguez - 2011-10-15
I got my R-L-A since he was born i hand feed him, well i was the only one ever can touch him ever he is a lil bit of a talker , dont talk to much can only say few words. and all that is all good,i cant live with out my bird, on the last year i or we became homeless and ofcourse what he was used to now he had to get adapt to my friend well come to find out she is my best friend, more now is she is the only real friend i have. well sometime i go 2 ,3,4 days to go babysit or to do a side job, so i comeback his happy am happy,now my tito has creat a good relation with my friend darla and he let her scratch his head he goes on her sholder he flert with her we thing he got a lil crutch on her. but on the last week he attact ME if she in my room talking to me he chanch his voice and get her attention and if she goes and flert with tito, and i go near hin he will attact me , am not mad because she love my bird and he love her.make sad because i feel that he is mad at me for being homeless, he was to comfort at our place i feel so quilty, that my bird end hatting me, he is all i have.please help me with this he scratch lastnight for hours, and i dont find any probleams ,what can i do. if anything ever happen to me my best friend darla be the only person i will like tito to ever be with darla, am glad they got a good "realationship: i feel sad for tito bcuz darla cant help him if he is in love with darla , is really nothing she can do other then be nice to tito,he is 9 year old bird. (? the is to late to tito make love to another
bird? HELP

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jadon hooper - 2008-11-06
I got my OW parrot 18 years ago. Does anyone think that is too long to have a parrot? Should I take her to a parrot zoo to be with other parrots and better enviroment?

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  • monique swartz - 2010-02-28
    if you get rid of the bird, know that the parrot got used to your voice and your senses.
  • Usako - 2010-04-29
    No, your parrot is bonded to you and would miss you very much if you did that. Parrots are for life, 18 years is nothing.
  • barb - 2010-12-03
    You should own your baby until it dies, if possible. Your baby should be just like a kid, would you get rid of your child once they turn 18, no. If she/he is happy and healthy, keep it. Don't get rid of it because of age. These birds can live into their 40"s, 50"s or longer.
  • Robert Tilton - 2011-05-11
    I've read somewhere that orange winged amazons can live about 35 years, I've had mine for 26 years years. The separation from you and putting the bird in a new envirionment would be very stressful for the bird.
  • Kristen - 2012-02-04
    Jadon, if you love and are happy with your bird, why would you give her away? Especially if she loves you back. It may be the worst thing you can do to your bird. These birds require a life-long commitment. They are flock birds and choose life-long mates. If there is a bond between you and your bird, don't do it unless absolutley necessary. You could ultimatley break her heart.
  • Rebecca Nyerges - 2012-02-20
    Orange wings live 60+ years if well cared for. I was just given a orange wing and he is great:) If you get rid of a older bird its best to try to give it to a person that will give it attention its used too...
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Janet - 2012-02-16
I have a 35 year old Double Yellowhead and he has always been a happy bird. He is with and around most of the day. The past 5 years or so I notice his tail feathers have turned yellow. They come in green but turn yellow. He has a great appitite and appears very healthy. What could be causing this? Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-16
    I don't know for sure but parrots do show their age and this might be one indication. Humans get grey and maybe their feathers change. I know some blue golds who got grey feathers and a bunch of parrots that got wrinkles on bare facial patches. It is odd to realize but they do show signs of aging. I just can't think of anything else.
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jessica - 2009-12-02
My parrot just passed away today, she was 50 years old. She used to be my grandmother's parrot, she donated her to my dad and my dad donated her to me, she used to be a wonderful talker, she used to sing very morning, she used to cry like a real person...wonderful birds..!!
I decided to bury her in my backyard.

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meg - 2011-10-23
Hi - writing from Lower Mainland B.C. Canada...does anyone have a big L shaped breeding/nesting box suitable for Amazon parrots or a pattern so I can make one...or know where I can buy at reasonable price....thanks so much. Meg

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-24
    China Prarie Farms Nest Boxes has really great nest boxes and easy to clean, view eggs etc. They just don't wear out.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-22
    Doctor Foster and Smith 18008267206 they might have some for sale
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Ronda - 2011-01-19
I have a pair of yellow-napes, that have given me many babies in the past 10 yrs. the female lays 3 eggs, and up until 2 yrs yrs. ago I would take the babies from the nest and I always found a buyer, who then would hand feed them. LAST YEAR ONCE AGAIN SHE OR HE OR BOTH ATE THE BABY. Does anyone know why this would happen? My birds are about 23 yrs. old and I feed them exact pellets and have all these yrs. Can anyone help me? Thanks so much.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-18
    Stuff happens. I am not sure what I am writing is 100% true but I have heard this and I have been there and it makes sense. Many birds will have two eggs but feed only one baby. The second egg is insurance. Birds can sense if food source is short or if danger and will kill the young if they don't feel they can feed or care for it. Weather is wreaking havov with many breeders and no eggs or eating eggs seems to be occuring more frequently this year - again based on what I am being told. Also, pellets do change their formula to make it OK for international or overseas. If birds are having babies, I used to do everything to feed everything. Yes, peanut butter, manu, calcium, scrabled eggs, macoroni and cheese. They loved it. I would not count on formulas or pellets providing a complete nutricious feeding for birds --- Birds eat different and one size fits all - No Amazons don't need certain things that macaws do and I realize the pellets are different but pellet formulas do change. My guess is maybe egg broke (accident)- in which case they would eat it. Baby they knew couldn't make it or something wrong or outside conditions weather / food However, there may be no reason at all. Unfortunately we just can't always ask them
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-18
    Sorry I wasn't totally clear - yes they will eat the baby same reasons as the egg. If those are reasons. Happens a lot with caiques. They have 5 eggs and will feed 2 maybe 3. The 3rd, 4th and 5th egg might hatch but either mom and dad eat them or the other babies throw them out or eat them. Could just be mine but I had about 20 pairs and unless I got the first two babies out and started hand feeding, I had no hope for the others. I think that is different reason then what you have happened here. Just told many times - parents know and then I am also concerned about all pellets.
  • miriam - 2012-01-09
    The bird has chosen him like a mate. Your husband needs to let you only handle him. Maybe once in awhile your husband to handle stubby.
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Brian - 2008-03-03
I just got my second BFA about 3 months ago and I'm so happy that my first one has a companion. I got Toby 9 years ago and is about 15 years old. It only likes me and no one else. But ever since it bit me I have been scared to hold it again, but I'm slowly getting it to come to my hand. Then I got Maya who just turned 9 months old. She's really cute. She also likes me so I lucked out in my family. When I come in she says "hello" and now I'm trying to teach it its name and mine as well. I have them in two separate cages and soon they will be together. I love these birds and wouldn't give them away for the world.

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  • Lucinda - 2012-01-01
    Putting them in same cage is a bad idea they will bond and be hard to handle.
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Amanda - 2009-08-28
I have a male bird named louie. He can say hello lou and he can laugh. He laughs when everyone around him laughs, and he is atached to me. He is scared of everyone and bites them all.

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  • alma - 2010-09-06
    That is just how my bird eddie is also, and I don;t no what to do. I've had him for over 20yrs. and he will not talk.
  • Lucinda - 2012-01-01
    Well they bite because they have chosen you for their mate and they are protecting theirs. The best thing I was told to do is try to get them to step up to all even if on a perch. This is very important cause god forbid something happens to you they need to be taken care of and handled.
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Taylor - 2011-12-29
Hi it have a Yellow-naped Amazon, I don't know how but he hurt his foot is there something I can do to help him strenghten it??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-29
    My guess is he will probably strengthen it on his own. It depends on what happened. If he sprained it - it should just be OK on its own. Even if he broke it - which I believe you would notice - there isn't much you can do and it will heal. If he is real young it will heal very quickly - older takes longer. If it is twisted or obviously broken you might want to think about a vet. I doubt there are many vets out there that would know what they are doing though abd avian vets (real ones) are pretty hard to find and that is what you would need.
    Probably be fine on its own though
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