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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

    I've been searching in google for some new ideas and occasionally found this animal-world.com site. I'm so surprised by your way of thinking and writing. Have you thought about writing a book?
  • 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.

    Thanks
    Jerry
    12/14/10
  • 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.

    Regards,

    Henry
  • 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.
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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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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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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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