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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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Animal-World info on Blue-fronted Amazon
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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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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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