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Hillary - 2011-10-25
Hi, I have a yellow nape named Paco. We thought she was a boy for 15 years, until he laid an egg! ha ha. Her name is still Paco though. She is now 42 years old. I've had her the whole time. She was 1 when I got her. She is an absolute joy. She's gotten friendlier with time. She's extremely affectionate. I've been reading about some parrots here that have gotten mean as they age. I have a friend with a yellow nape that's really mean to certain people. It's a male. I wonder if the male birds tend to be meaner?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-26
    I don't think it is a male/female thing. I believe that parrrots go through life stages like humans do. They are babies and love the cuddle and pet. They are a typical two year old and into absolutely everything and sometimes get a little difficult. They are 3 year old and there is a peace once again. Then there is puberty and a teenager and they can get difficult once more and quite independent and want to show their human that they are boss. Then they become adults and settle in. They have their human trained and except for some jealousy at times are quite wonderful to live with. Much depends on the parrots stage of life and how it's human interacts with them and how socialized they are.
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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

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Pam - 2009-02-07
I have had my Mealy for 3 years now. I just love my LeeRoy. He is so gentle and loving with my family even my 80 year old grand mother holds him. He has to love Nannie every night before he goes to bed. I bought him because I always go for the underdog and he definitely seemed like the underdog in the birdstore because only the people that worked there would handle him. Not being the brightest colored bird no one seemed to want him. Now I wouldn't trade him for anything. He used to "ride" on my Labrador's back (we lost her in March of 2008). LeeRoy really misses Whitney. He talks almost all the time and has a very large vocab. When Icome home from work everyday he says "Hi Mom" Then "Umm Bite Apple", meaning hi mom can you get me some apple... He is such a joy in our lives and I think he loves my Nannie more than me.

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    Hi I've had my mealy for 9 years now! And when you talk about your nan it's my youngest daughter mine is obsessed with!...been like that since she was a baby! And now she's 7 he's still the same he follows her by walking not flying even though he can!...and also I have 4 labs and breed them and he's always on their backs and barks like them and also tells them get bed ...oh and feeds them! And when we have puppys he has get in basket with them, be honest I think he thinks hes a dog! We got another amazon orange winged rescued for him oh he loves her but still he likes to spend time with the dogs!
  • cute - 2011-10-11
    Does he watch t.v. and eat with you?
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Kathy Baumann - 2011-10-03
We have a pair of white fronts they have had two babies they are now 4 weeks old and feeding on their own with some help still from the parents. My husband seems to think they are both males. We would like to sell them do you know what we should ask for them each??? And when we should seperate them from parents??


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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    White fronts cost from as low as $250.00 up to $750.00. The ones that are $750 is the full retail price - which is frequently negotaible in a pet store. The reason for the higher cost is they have no idea how long it will take to actually sell the bird and they are responsible for all costs associated with keeping the bird. If you want to sell them, then I would go from $200.00 to $250.00. When to remove them from the parents - you should do that now. Amazons are a little frisky/indpendent much of the time. White front is calmer but not a mjaor exception. The earlier the amazon is hand fed by humans, the gentler the bird is going to be. They should be handled, held, cuddled. Just lay them on a towel on your chest and let them get used to humans. They should be pet and talked to now - also separately and together. Many breeders start hand feeding at 10 days old - before their eyes are open and many others incubate and feed from day one. Where people get testy amazons is because they weren't truly hand fed, hand held and then lack of socialization. It is hard to sell a bird that can't be handled.
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Bright - 2011-09-27
Why does my 23 year old Amazon parrot sleep so much? She seems healthy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-27
    I don't know what you man by 'sleep so much?' Given their own regular schedule (in the wild), they would normally go to sleep when the sun goes down and wake when the sun comes up. However, if you have to get up at 6 am - so before the sun comes up, they wake up. If you have them watch TV with you at night - they normally stay up. In the wild, they take rest periods during the day - just sorta sit around but they would be up if you were playing, talking to them or activity around the home. So is your little guy sleeping way more than this? Not active? Not playing or talking or interacting? If he is lethargic and not playing or active or his behavior has changed recently, you should take him to the vet. 23 is pretty young.
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Natali - 2011-09-24
I have a male double yellow headed amazon parrot that I would like to sell as my husband and I work all the time and just don't have enough time to spend with him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-24
    Hi, how about you give people some additional information. Sex, age, speaks, friendly, feisty - they usually are -
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imelda peraga - 2006-09-17
My name is Imelda and we have 2 male yellow naped amazons. Nando can sing the whole song Oklahoma and applauses by sound when I sing Karaoke. Emmo says "good job" after I sing. When I knock, I don't show myself first and they say, "Hello, who is it? What's your name?. When we are ready to go to work, they say,"Bye guys, I love you? If we are still sleeping, they don't make noise till they hear steps, then greet us "Good Morning". If they are ready to sleep, they tell us" Good Niiiiigght! If someone sings bad in the karaoke, my birds say "don't do that! One day my daughter Danda was going to get emmo out the cage and emmo said "Come here!" She placed her arm and emmo says "step up, go over there!" Danda was very surprised and giggling.
I taught that to them, now they tell Danda what they want to do. While I'm cooking I always talk to them and they say it over and over again, like "who is my pretty good bird? Give mommy a kiss! MMMM tsk! You like it?" You want some water? Once my two birds sings Oklahoma, my dutchhound dog Maya sings with them too. I had a ball.

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  • Imelda Peraga - 2011-09-10
    You can watch in you tube and search for "nando sings oklahoma"
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linda cordry - 2010-10-11
I recently inherited a female doubleheaded amazon named hailee I have known her all her life. After first owner died she plucked all her feathers we got her over that now I have had her a month but she continues to pluck feathers in the same spot. She was doing good till this past weekend when I could not be here all day. She starts twitching and some shaking then plucks feathers she seem very agitated when this happens. I have to work so she is alone but with freedom and music. I don't know what to do for her.

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  • Estry Hiltz - 2010-10-19
    What is her diet? Mine is on Harrisons Organic food. I thought I had her on good food before but after a plucking issue I changed it this is better. Also does she have regular showers? Change her cage around every day and give her foraging toys so she has to work for her food. Sounds to me she is bored when you are gone. Lots of toys especially foraging toys work well. Just google foraging toys they are easily made it may take a while before she uses them but it worked for my little plucked chicken cost me lots of $$ to figure this out hope it works for you!
  • Lisa - 2011-09-06
    My Goffins cockatoo loves to chew.If you let him he will take big chunks out of your wood window trim or your wood mantle as he did mine. I buy him a box of popcicle stix --you can get them at any craft store like A.C. Moore or Michaels.I also buy wood shapes sold in the bird catalogs like Foster and Smith (make your own toys) parts and put them all in abig bowl in his cage, he drops some and chews some and I put them in the bowl again. He makes match stix size wood or chunks out of the pop stix and the good on the bottom of the cage get put back into the bowl again. A box of stix cost about $4 for a thousand I think--lasts about 2-3 months.
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kay - 2011-06-17
My pet is the best. The good thing is that he loves me back and calls me by name.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    My Panama Amazon (Peppy) would always yell "MA HELP" when he knew the kids were doing something they shouldn't. I think it is great to be able to talk to your pet.
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johnsolobird - 2011-07-06
My Amazon Casey used to be the best pet in the world. He would sit on you for hours watching tv with his head tucked under your ear and then one day he just attacked me. It was like overnight he hates humans. I have tried on several occasions to let him out but as soon as I do he will fly at me or anyone else and viciously attack them. He will keep taking huge hunks out of you until you get him back in the cage. I really miss the way he was. Does anybody else have any idea why ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-07
    Sometimes amazons or any bird can get way too hormonal and it's like Jekyll and Hyde. I had Merlin and he was a lover (macaw). 2 years old and breeding season and overnight he has no (none) feathers and is the creature from below. Can't get near him. Couple months go by and Merlin says from his play top "love you". It was like the dawning of a new bird. I suspect that is what is going on with yours. He is hormonal. He is also getting new feathers (time of year) and probably going into puberty (hey a teenager). That's a lot.
    Second guess (as they are just guesses) he needs a firm hand. Actual bird trainer told me if bird attacks put the bird in the bath tub (no water), yell "jail" and turn off the light and leave the bathroom count to 60. First time zip. Second time bird goes on attack mode I yell "JAIL" and put the bird in the tub. Third time I yelled "jail" the little guy shook and just stopped. Whenever he (hawkhead) went to attack, I would "yell" jail and he would just revert to his cuddly self. Weird. Laughed. It worked.
    After a couple of weeks, I didn't have to yell "jail" anymore and it never happened again. It sounds laughable but true.
  • Isabelle - 2011-08-24
    How old is your bird??? It might be that it has reached sexual maturity!! Mine is a male and just recently went thru all that but he didnt get mean, he got depressed and chewed off a toe!!! We are still dealing with a totaly different bird. I dont know If he will ever be the same!
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