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Joan Brewer - 2010-11-17
How do I get another copy of Mike Schindlinger's 1998 tape "In Their Own Voice The Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot"? My Red-Lored has listened to it so many times that it is worn out. Any tapes of Red-loreds would be fine!

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  • Mike S - 2011-03-19
    Just go to freeparrots.net and click on the DVD!
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Cindy - 2010-10-01
I have a Panama named Gilbert, who turned out to be a female. It seems to be hard to get info on Panamas. We got her second hand 7 years ago and think she is possibly 22 years old. We adore her, she is such an easy bird to get along with, she will be a part of the family forever.

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Alejandro - 2011-01-07
My yellow crowned parrot died a month before, he was very lovely friend and a loyal companion for my grandma, we miss him too much but he is resting now. He's resting in my garden below a rose, it's strange but that rose seems to be more beautiful than the others.

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  • Rah - 2011-02-01
    Hello,
    My yellow crowned amazon parrot Charly died Feb 1st 2011,
    I took him to the avian vet spent $3000.00 hoping we would get well.
    But to my sadness he has passed away I loved him a lot and miss him a lot.
    He was 11 years old.
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Kim - 2010-11-07
Hard to believe the bird everyone is talking about is the same as ours! We have had our Mealy Amazon for about 15 years (she is 17). She is very sweet and loving but is a very loud screamer, actually more of a honker. We keep her with other birds in the family room because she screams less if we are around. She does not play much no matter what kind of toy we try. She doesn't seem very happy. Just curious if anyone else has seen these traits in their Mealy.

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  • Melanie Stewart - 2011-01-16
    Hi ,

    I have the same issue. I adopted a 3 year old mealy about 9 years ago and she will bite just about anyone, she is ok with my partner and will tolerate me. She was given to us due to the screaming and biting and the people that had her had a young child. About 2 years ago we adopted another mealy, he is about 5 now and is the nicest bird that I have ever handled. The female bird is wonderful with him, however she still screams the house down. We have tried everything from covering her and using a water pistol, none have worked. We have now resorted to removing her from the living room where they stay, to another room for 5 minutes, this seems to be working better, she hates not knowing what is going on and is always so happy to see you when you go to bring her back. Been doing this for about 3 months now and have seen lots of improvement .She still has her moments but the threat of the other room is working more.
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Marie Fern - 2011-01-14
A relative of mine is asking me to adopt a yellow fronted amazon he figures is around 10 years old..he doesn't know if it's a male or a female...the bird gets along with him and him alone...has not bonded with other members of his family....I do not know if it is because they haven't tried or if it's because the parrot hasn't allowed it.....I have a sun conure who flies freely in a sun room...has its own cage but the cage is open and can go to a rope gym and fly around...could this amazon be aggressive towards the conure? Are amazons difficult to accept another (strange) person? Are the yellow fronted more difficult than others or vice versa? I have never had an amazon parrot.
Thanks for your feedback.

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Erin - 2006-04-04
Thank you so much for this little bit of information on the White-Front. It's so hard to find good information about how they act in a home setting. I myself own a 3 (he'll be 3 this month) old Lesser White-Fronted Amazon named Sam and he is my world. He'll do anything he can to show off to me or anyone that comes into the room, although he can be a bit jealous of my bf at times. He comes walking into the kitchen looking for a hand out of food :) He says pretty bird, hi, hello, I love you, and imitates the sounds of water, sneezing, brushing your teeth, and several others. As previously stated by a few others though, his articulation isn't very good.
Anyways, thanks for the lovely site and good info!

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  • Biarianarce - 2011-01-11
    Very interesting, thanks.
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Lauralee - 2010-10-28
hi, i got my OW in 2001, he was a baby, his name is bono (i named him after my favourite singer), he's been my best friend ever since. i dont keep him in a cage, last year he flew away and for a week i searched everywhere for him but a neighbour caught him and hid him from me claiming bono as his own, i now have him back and i promised myself never to tell anything ever happen to him... parrots arent just pets, they're little friends who comfort you and bring joy into our lives.

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  • Dmarie - 2010-11-14
    So glad you got him back! and I completely agree that they aren't just pets..they are family and should be treated as such. I am thinking about an O/W to my family. I have heard they are more laid back then other amazons.. Do you find this to be true?
  • Sharat ganta - 2011-01-10
    Hello,

    If you still have this parrot we are interested to adopt him.
    Please contact me with more details.
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Ruby - 2010-11-06
My blue fronted Amazon is named Zachary. He is quite a character. Zachary has been under my care for almost 3 years. His first two winters with me, Zachary has been brought inside. I'm wondering if this is necessary? I prefer to keep him outside because he doesn't like my boyfriend. I live in California and I think the coldest temperature here in winter is around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. How cold is too cold for the bird? Somebody Help.

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  • M - 2010-11-19
    These are TROPICAL birds. When you hear the word TROPICAL what do you think? Warm! Even 60 degrees can be a bit chilly for these birds. They also need humidity. Please, for the sake of your bird, do some research, it's not that hard!
  • Anonymous - 2010-12-29
    You better bring him inside or get your boyfriend out.
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Richie - 2009-12-26
I have been reading all of the entries here about yellow naped Amazon parrots and find them very interesting. I, too, have had a nape for more than 20 years. His name is Emma, his original owners thought he was a girl, and he is quite a bright and interesting bird. Emma likes to have things his own way; he can be a very sweet and engaging pet and there are times that he can be formidable. He prefers women but I am his care giver and he likes me well enough. I agree that parrots are not like dogs or cats, they have their own ideas about how to live with other life forms and those ideas must be respected or you will be unhappy and have a very unhappy animal companion. The happiest pet parrots, yellow napes or others, that I have seen are those individual birds that are the center of their human's life. Those birds seem truly happy and excited to be alive. Anyone who keeps a pet parrot in a cage all the time should not be permitted to have one. Of course, there are no laws that enforce that, but you really ought to know what you are doing to an animal. My Emma is a wonderful bird. I imagine that Emma and any other parrot would be happier living with a flock of parrots in the wild, but that cannot be, so I will do the best I can to provide the best life for him.

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  • Christine Bell - 2010-12-09
    I always wanted an amazon parrot as my grandfather had one for many years. My grandfather was his second owner. After grandfather died the son of the first owner asked for the parrot back - i think this parrot was over 50 years old! Anyway i now have five amazon parrots. 2 orange wing, 1 lilac crown, 1 blue front and olivia my yellow nape. Olivia is the only amazon i have that talks up a storm. I never intended to buy her but as a baby in the pet store she hollered " hellllloooo, well heelllloooo there. " and that was it i couldn't resist her. She has been talking ever since. The strange thing is that as soon as she sees the people she knows she starts talking but when i bring relatives or friends over - not a word. Funny bird. I keep all my birds in a heated aviary that is pretty big. I'm lucky to live in the country where i could build such a place. My husband is allergic to birds so i can't bring them in the house. All my birds are flighted and i hang many toys and swings from the ceiling which is a grid. So far all my birds get along well. I have three girls and two boys. They are all fairly young ( around seven years old) except for my blue front who is about 13. I keep hearing about hormones making the birds more aggressive but so far i see no sign of this. They are all so full of personality. Also despite they have each other and are out all the time ( no cages) they still flock to me when i arrive and enter the aviary. They never lost any of their bond to me. (all were hand fed as babies). I wonder what to expect as they get older. However my 13 year old blue front, zoie is also quite friendly and mild.
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Al - 2010-12-05
Captain is my old trusted friend and we have been together now for a little more than 40 years. He was purchased by my mom for me when I was seven from another woman who had him for about 5 years. Our best guess is that he was either wild caught or imported back in the early 60's as he never banded. Captain was never a good talker, but can whistle very well... He eats just about any table foods, but loves peanut butter, corn, peas, chicken, spagetti with sauce, along with his sunflower seed mix. I could never get him to eat pellets, so we supplement with table foods and fruits. We do not know his age, but know that he can't be any less than 47 years old. We figure around 50... He has been a great companion for all these years. He is primarily a one person bird and does have a big attitude for a parrot of his size.

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