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Ruby - 2010-11-06
I have a BF Amazon named Zachary. He has been under my care for two years going on three. The first two winters he has been brought inside but this year we want to try keeping him outside. I have a question, how cold is too cold for Zachary to stay outside? We live in San Jose, California and I think the coldest it gets here is around 30 degrees farenheit. Please help. I'm very worried. He likes being loud so this is why we can't keep him inside.

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Janet - 2010-11-06
Also barbara: my name is janet I comment on hawkeye my mom's bird and I don't know if I'll ever see this site again just surfing web trying to find out if there's any way we can tell the age of this blue fronted amazon without taking to vet or paying for the advice............since I don't know how I stumbled upon this site please email me at spunkymissy@yahoo.com if you can help. Thanks.

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Janet - 2010-11-06
Hello barbara: I picked you to comment to due to your name; my mom, barbara has a blue fronted amazon parrot I know he's at least 20+ yrs old; only because he's been in family that long was my uncle's bird and they had him when his son was a little tyke.........now grown young man. My mom has had him last 10 yrs and she is wondering how to find out how old he (Hawkeye, is his name) is? Do you know or do you have any sites to suggest that will help me find out? There has got to be some way of estimating it; for example: I know for a fact you can estimate a horses age by looking into their mouth at their teeth. Is there any suggestions here on finding out how old this bird actually is? By the way he's a good bird, and my uncle was a trucker and took him and his dog with him on the big truck during week while working the reason he gave Hawkeye to my parents was afraid the bird would cuss the cops out if he ever got stopped...........yes Hawkeye does cuss......and laugh a lot.

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leslie - 2010-10-30
I have adopted a blue fronted amazon about a week ago and he seems to be untamed and have not vocabulary what so ever. It doesnt sound like he even knows how to whistle. He always makes the same sound. He is 7 years old and I am working on building trust with him. He does take treats from my hand and comes to me when he knows he's about to get one. What I want to know is if anyone else has experienced something similar as far as with age and untamed and where they possible to tame him and get him to talk since he is already 7.

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-31
    Congrats on your new bird. Amazon's have a great memory, so it will definitely be a time thing to encourage new types of behavior. Sounds like you are off to a good start. Each bird has its own personality and temperament, so there is no definite answer. I'd be patient and keep on working with him, and see what kind of results you get.
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hattem mansour - 2007-02-12
I'm from Saudi Arabia, and I decide to buy a yellow napped next week after I read your encyclopedia article.

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  • shebu John - 2010-10-26
    I have been trying to buy a yellow naped baby weaned, since the last 3 months, I work in Kuwait, I would like to add this one too to my GW Macaw & African Grey. Can you advise from where I can get one? I have tried a lot with many suppliers most of them don't ship or don't have yellow nape. I love them.
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Henri - 2010-10-17
I forgot to ask if is possible to find how old my OW is? The pet shop man did not know my OW age.

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Nancy Eiben - 2010-06-08
I have had an Amazon Parrot for 23 yrs. When I am home she is allowed to be out of her cage. She used to sit on the top of it and play with her toys now she has taken to getting off her cage and on to the floor where she chews on my furniture. I can't seem to get her to stay on her cage any longer, I hate to keep her locked inside the cage because she is so unhappy but I don't know how to stop her from getting off her cage and biting my furniture. I have tried all different kinds of chew toys which she eats within 2 days. Do you have any ideas on how to keep her on her cage? Please help. Thanks

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  • Gail - 2010-10-12
    I find that my Amazons love baby and toddler toys, esp the ones that make music and sound. I put new ones in the cages and play areas every week. They get lots of different baby toys and woods to chew up as well. Leather strips tied together to make a tassle are great chewing entertainers. Wooden baby toys that are colorful as well as the old fashioned Tinker Toys and Lincoln logs are also great chew toys. Using the above items, I "never" have a problem with my birds chewing furniture. They have too much else to be entertained with. Also, the toys and items that you can put special treats, peanuts, fruit pieces, etc inside where they have to "work" to get them out are also great entertainers.

    With these items, they tend to stay in their play areas more and play or entertain themselves safely rather than getting down into your territory while seeking so satisfy their destructive urges.

    Hope this helps.
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Sonny - 2010-10-04
Hi, my name is Sonny. Me and my fiance picked up Belle, a 15 year old BF Amazon about 2 days ago. She is beautiful and you can tell she has a lot of character. The original owner was an older woman who has had her for 13 years. She is still timid about us since we have gotten her, but I am worried that she may not get used to me or like me as much as she might like my fiance. I have had different kinds of parrots such as Conures, Parakeets, and Cockatoos.. and they have all become very attached to me because I was the face to face owner since they were very young. Would anyone know any good ways of getting her to be as happy with me as she would be with my fiance? I'm hoping she accepts me!

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Joey - 2010-04-17
My bird has eaten a couple pens, I found him with purple ink all over his beak one day. Will he be ok? I was also looking at his tongue and in the very back where it's hard to see I saw his tongue and there is a huge hole. Is that normal or is there something wrong? He also has a tumor on the side of his face, I worry because I love him so much. He hasn't really had a proper diet and with a tumor how long do you think he will live?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-09-27
    Please, please, please take your bird to the vet immediately. With the pen eating, hole on the tongue, and tumor, he needs medical attention. Parrots can be very delicate creatures, treatment and proper diet can add years to your baby's life!
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jessica - 2009-12-02
My parrot just die today, she was 50 years old. They are wonderful pets, very friendly, smart, great talkers, she used to sign, talk, perform all kind of funny things, I miss her very much...decided to bury her in my backyard.

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  • Melinda - 2010-04-09
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have not yet had the privilege to have an amazon to my family but I plan on getting one some time soon.
  • pam - 2010-09-22
    Would you get another one?
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