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Yvonne - 2006-06-06
I have a 12 year old male lilac crowned amazon, and he is definately a one person bird, I am not certain of his past. He is very sweet, affectionate and even-tempered with me, but to everyone else, he tends to be very aggresive. He never bites me, and he loves to sit on my arm or shoulder and cuddle with me or take naps. He also loves to share (healthy) food with me, and he is a enthusiastic healthy eater. He is also very quiet, usually just making his "jungle noises", he only screeches when he hears me come home from work. He is a very enjoyable companion, Im very happy i decided to adopt him.

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Lucy - 2004-06-07
I love my blue fronted amazon, He is sitting on my knee as I type this. He is 4 years old and not yet fully tame, though he enjoys being scratched and coming out of his cage, he is not fully confident with handling - but thats part of that I love about him.
He is such a valuable member of my family and I love him to bits!
Tip :
Be quiet around amazons!

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  • Patricia Krause - 2011-08-16
    Why do you say be quiet around amazons??
Wanda Carter - 2011-08-02
I rescued a blue front from a sweet loving owner. Her name is Milo. Her owner had her for 7 years and Milo does not like children. She has a young grandaughter that Milo would try to bite her. She called my vet where I take my rescues. I love all birds but thought I could find her a loving home. Betty (her previous owner)brought her to me and the minute I met Milo was LOVE at first sight. I have had her for over a year and she is a treat to me. She can sing opera and whistle the theme to Andy Griffin. She is the one loves of my life and will be with me unit one of us part this world.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-02
    They are wonderful pets. Many amazons are not "in love" with the commtion of children - just going in and out, the playing, doors and background noise. Most do well in a more laid back enviornment. Blue front is a real social feathered fun type that loves his human.
  • Derrick - 2011-08-03
    Just, please do be very careful. Amazons are reknown for having a very nasty temper. (both of ours have worse tempers than my too) :/
sandy - 2011-07-25
I have a 2 yr old blue-fronted amazon and I have to say he is so funny. When I first got him he would say hello and whistle. Now he repeats a lot of words my fiance says. One day he was squalking so my fiance said no no no Sam and when he turned his back Sam the bird yelled NO NO NO. My fiance was rolling on the floor and loves this bird so much. It's like one of our kids. I enjoy this amazon so much he is alot of fun ,dont give up on your parrot the are really like children,

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-26
    If you TALK to your amazon - they TALK, the LEARN, they CONVERSE. Just has to make sense to them. My panama (Peppy) loved the Nija Turtles and watched it all the time. Company came over one evening and Peppy was usually out and he said very clearly "drop your drawers, I have a pistol" I am still after 10 years laughing at that. One time I had to board him and when I picked him up he said over and over "where'd you go"
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tracey - 2010-10-31
We have a Panama Amazon called Charlie, who we have had for 6 years, since he was a baby. He has a great personality, with the exception that he is extremely greedy!

We took him to the vets for a check up in January the first since we first bought him, only to find out that he was not only overweight but obese, in fact the fattest parrot she had seen in 12 months. He weighed 795 gms.

He was on Harrison pellets, and fresh fruit and veg diet, in far to big quantities, and he also had nuts, crisps, toast and any other snacks which we ate.

We immediately cut out all the snacks and started to reduce the amount of pellets he was eating. Six months on he had lost 100gms. We took him back to the vet who was pleased with his progress, but said he needed to lose another 100gms.

We now have cut his pellets down to 21gms (from an unlimited amount), and with the exception of a monkey nut after his daily weigh in each day gets no "junk" food at all.

He is a lot more active than he used to be, however he does not seem to be losing any more weight, and when we feed him in the morning and evening, he stays in until he has eaten all his pellets, and them moves on to his fruit and veg at such a speed you would think we were starving him.

Has anyone else got a "greedy" Amazon, and if so how have you controlled their aggressive eating, and what weight is your Amazon?

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  • Julie - 2011-07-11
    I have a panama amazon called Doris. She is 8 years old and just loves to eat, chips, cooked potatoes, chicken bones, toast or any kind of spread, jam, butter etc. She was over weight too, so I cut down on human food stopped it. She has lost weight and is still as happy as before, just sulks at meal times. She is a one person bird really, but will go to anyone, she thinks she's an eagle. Lol Who am I too spoil her ideas of grandure :)
    She would be noisy if I didn't give her enough attention. She is a great speaker and a real show off.
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Ahmed Mohamed Hassan - 2011-05-19
I want to buy 2 chicks for double yellow headed amazon.
I want to know if you sell and for how much does it cost including a cage and the shipment?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-19
    I don't understand what you mean. Do you mean you want to purchase two baby double yellow head amazons? That is probably easy enough, however, where do you live? Most breeders do not sell cages so you would be on your own their and shipping two birds would be based on where you are shipping them from and to.
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James M. - 2006-08-23
My buddy Sneaky the Lilacine Amazon is a great friend. He is a little over a year old and is a great family member. Sneaky can say a few words and seems to know when to say certain ones. When anyone comes in the door he almost always says, "hellooooo!" When he wants more attention he says, "Step up!" And he has a great laugh that makes me laugh. When we first got him he would bite but now it is very rare. He likes to play and is happy to just sit on your arm. We also have a Blue & Gold Macaw and a Senegal Parrot and they are great friends, but I have to admit that Sneaky the Lalacine is my favorite.

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  • Renee Devera - 2011-04-28
    I've had birds for 25 years. I currently have 5 different species of amazons and I have never heard of this species. I'd love to know more about them and locate breeders that I could consult with. Do you have any suggestions?
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Harvey Gottfried - 2006-02-12
Rocky, my white fronted amazon, just passed away this saturday 2/11/06. My best little friend and pal was with me for almost 25 years. His feathers were never clipped and his territory was the entire house. He always followed me around the house, sleeping with me in bed, on the couch, waiting for my exit from the shower stall, and almost never leaving my side when I was home. His estimated age was 26 to 30 years. I wish he had lived longer, I miss him terribly, and I will never forget my best little buddy in the world.

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  • Faucet - 2011-04-09

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-09
    I am sooo sorry. I know what it is to habe a best friend (mate I say) for so many years and I know you will always miss him. Remember all the good stuff. I am sorry.
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kaba - 2010-06-27
I have a double yellow headed amazon parrot, we do not know if it a female or male. But when ever my brother comes in the room, she starts acting all crazy. She starts biting and attacking me and my brother no one else. I think she is jealous. I do not know. We had her for about 3 years and she just started acting aggressive.

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  • Pat Kingery - 2010-07-16
    I took mine to a vet they took blood from her claw but I kinda knew she was before 4, she was backing up to her bed and had butt up in the air making funny noises I knew that chicken did that for males on the farm so I suspected that from the way she acted it fell true that she was a hen. When the test came back I was right she was a Samantha instead of Sam.
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-29
    Females choose the leader of the flock and they crouch down, flap their wings, and look at up to you while making funny noises you. While males rub their tails on the perch also, while making some sort like happy noises. Males become aggressive toward the chosen mate and others that come near, while the female only toward the intruder, in their eyes. Hope this help.
  • Jerry - 2010-12-14
    Hi, Jerry here in Santa Cruz CA. speaking of aggresion my white fronted amazon (buddy) will attack when a female any female of our kind is present. Maybe the machismo is coming out when they are present. I'm still looking for the reason. Stay in touch if you find any answers.

  • sheila - 2011-01-31
    In having one of these birds myself and from experience, the yellow nape is a loving caring and vocal bird. Mine sings opera, all on his own. However with these types of birds with aggression toward its owner when someone comes around, is their way of telling you that they simply just do not like the person, therefore, without the person leaving the room and you still there he/she will get ugly.
    Just keep the bird and the person away from each other, as with any animal they sense whether someone is good or not, toward all living creatures, and this is generally the cause of a yellow napes temperament.
    Best thing to try is to get a photo and voice recording of the person the bird gets ugly with and keep them next to it, playing the recording over and over again, until the bird is used to the sound and sight of the person, via the photo. Just use caution with the photo and watch your birdy to be sure they are not harming his/her self and slacking on eating, etc.
    It is a time consuming thing, but if the bird shows no relaxing results after 3 weeks, then discontinue and simply keep them, the bird and the person away from each other. Your birdy is your baby and like a child you must ensure its happiness and well being.
    best wishes
  • Henry - 2011-04-02
    I have a female who lays eggs, so if anyone wants to sell, or loan their male, I would be interested. In exchange, I would let you hold my Umbrella Cockatoo, or Goffin Cockatoo as a security hold. These Cockatoos are the friendly, hand tamed. Anyway, to see if your bird is a female, lay down on your bed, and put the bird on your chest. Position the bird so that it is facing your face, the bird should put it's head and chest down and her ass up making a cooing sound. Put your hand under the birds wings, and rub its back towards the base of its tail. Rub both sides of the tail at the base of the back, like you are doing foreplay with the bird. It will definately put its ass way high in the air. If it does this, you have A FEMALE! If not, you have a male, and I need a male to mate with my female Tiki! If anyone wants to sell, or loan your male Double Yellow Headed Amazon, please respond on this website, and everyone, please, do what you can to contact me. Thank you very much.


  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-02
    Some amazons can be quite territorial and possessive. She is 3 years old and it is spring and breeding season starts right about now. If you and your brother lived in the house together all the time, the Amazon would adjust and the attacks would most likely never have occured. However, your little Amazon has bonded to you and it does not want any compitition for your affection.
    The only sure way to know an Amazons sex is to sex it. However, in general the male Amazon head has a flatter appearance than the females. It is flatter and then slopes down toward the neck. The females head is curvier (if that is a word) without an obvious angle going down toward the back. It is much easier if you can see the heads when they are babies before feathers come in. In either case, I believe your Amazon sees your brother as a
    potential threat to your affection.
Gemma M. - 2011-03-25
Hi! I'm a bird-loving writer, and as I'm considering writing a book starring an Amazon, I would like to learn more about them. Can anyone tell me about their Amazon? Thanks!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
    I had a Panama Amazon named Peppy and he was a dear. He has since met his mate and at the age of 28 left home to get married. He speaks extremely well and I have actually gotten into arguements with him. I leave his cage door open and he goes in and out as he pleases. In the morning, he opens his door and flies into my room and yells "Get up, Ma"
    until I am up. I have to brush his beak with toothpaste and put his makeup on as he stands on the towel rack. I can always count on him to tell me when the kids are into something they shouldn't be or the dog is in the horse coral etc. I am totally amazed at the intelligence of this little fella. Peppy is a 5 year old child dressed in pretty feathers.

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