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jackson - 2010-01-18
Hi, I have a blue front hen and she is very smart. She can say "hi how are you doing", "hello my name is luna moon and I am a blue fronted amazon parrot", " who's a beautiful bird", and "here comes trouble" whenever I walk into the room. She can also sing you are so beautiful, she can also play basketball, ride a scooter, and the basic things like step up and come when she is called. She is 3 years old and loves apple.

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  • dominique - 2010-09-21
    Hi Jackson I also got a blue front amazon I fell in love with one male 15 years ago. He was 3 months old and one day I bought him a girlfriend and from now I breed them but Brazil speak a lot and said hello beautiful would you like to come inside? Would you like to come outside? I love you my darling you are so beautiful thank you mama what a good food! And loves singing and he said one two three bravo what a cleaver boy! He's got a very good vocabulary I got a female also and she is a personality they laugh like a human he got my accent because I am french. A parrot like this can live 100 years old and we must put them on our will. Did you have some baby already? I got two for the moment but it is the first time after each food the oldest vomit one spoon do you think because he loves his food got too much or it is bad he look very happy?
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RICK TRAMUTA - 2010-09-20
I just purchased my farinosa that was sadly kept, like a scene from animal cops. Never touched or any interaction at all and yet i believe will come around. Even with all of that he shows its gentile giant character showing a lot of potential. Love em.

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Dianna & Jay - 2005-04-24
Our blue fronted amazon, Pele, was given to us because he was sick but he recovered and has become a very happy and healthy bird. He just turned one year old this month. He knows many words already, most of them things we say to him regularly, like "Step up, come on, step up" when we are having him step up on our arm. He likes to act like a punk sometimes and pretend he is big and tough, but he has a sweet voice and is very lovable and friendly. He also talks in his sleep! He runs through his entire vocabulary and holds conversations every time he takes a nap.

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  • Mary - 2010-09-18
    Hi Dianna, your post struck me as I have a baby Blue Front who just turned 3 months old, and when she goes to sleep she talks to herself in her little baby talk. It is so sweet and cute.
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Mary - 2010-09-18
I have a double yellow named Apollo. I got him 3 years ago when he was 20 yrs old. His old owner got him as a fledgeling, had him for 20 years and decided he didn't want him anymore. Apollo didn't have any toys (his owner said he was afraid of toys) and was fed nothing but seeds. He had never even been to the vet.
When I got Apollo he was the second bird I had owned, but my first large breed. I got him a cage that was 1/3 larger than his old cage(the largest cage I could find) with a playground top and started him on Harrison Bird Diet which he took to immediately. I supplement the HBD with fresh fruits and veggies and nuts. I bought him toys and introduced them one at a time over a period of a couple of weeks. He LOVES his toys. OK sounds great doesn't it? Problem is I cannot touch Apollo. He is a terrible biter. He will get on a stick for me, but will bite me every time I try to get near him. What should I do? Also, I thought about getting another double yellow to keep him company because I know in the wild they are gregarious communal birds. Is this a good idea?

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T.Gansen - 2010-05-12
My father bought his Yellow naped amazon from a guy at LAX in Cali. 15+ years ago. Times got tough and he sold the bird to my grandmother(my father has since passed away), now my grandmother is having troubles with her health and the bird(Max) is getting harder to care for. She is leaving him to me in her Will, however she said I need to come up and get him, this summer when we go north to visit.
She lives with my aunt, and over the years Max has acquired many of the same attitudes I've read in the posts on this sight. I have 3 little girls at home and I would hate myself if I brought him home and he bit one of my daughters. If my dad was still alive he would say to boil the bird and make a good soup outta his butt...LOL. I would never do that though....can anyone help....please.

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  • kris warner - 2010-09-08
    Not sure how long ago you wrote this about your yellow naped amazon. I'm curious to know if you still have this bird and how is the bird adjusting? I am in process of shopping for a yellow nap. Of course I would like to have a baby or possibly adopt or get one that is older. So being that your bird now has been shuffled around I just wanted to know how the bird is adjusting. I'm just skeptical of buying or getting a bird that has had previous owners.
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Lucy Molina - 2010-03-20
I have a double yellow headed amazon and he will be 22 years old in May of this year. I have had him since he was a very ugly baby without feathers and he is now a beautiful bird. He's a very happy bird, except when you play the radio and he does not approve of the music, well, the whole neighborhood can hear him complain. Change the station to what he wants that particular day and he starts whistling. He's adorable. I have a slight problem that he has bitten through three cages already and I'm not talking about flimsy ones. He has a very strong beak. He doesn't bite me, but he loves to tear these things up; I guess he wants to get out, but I let him out sometimes and he goes right back to his cage. Funny little thing. Love Popcorn. (that's his name)

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-15
    Three cages! Are they made of wood :) Seriously.
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Barb, IA - 2009-02-02
We have had Oliver, a (Green Cheek) Red Headed Amazon for 40 years. Oliver was purchased at a dimestore by my mother as a birthday present for my dad. Little did we know that we would still have him today! Ollie outlived dad, four dogs and a cat. He dearly loves my mother and will say hello to her immediately. Oliver also loves my husband and bonded with him years ago when we visited my parents, so it came as no surprise that when we took mom and Oliver home to live with us, Ollie started singing and whistling with my husband as loud or high pitched as he could to show he was his buddy. As a matter of fact, my husband is the only one that can open up the cage and play with his feathers without getting bit. I can only pet his head when we are alone but I don't dare open the cage and put my hand in there. He has forgotten some things he used to say as a young bird but has introduced new sounds instead. He used to sing the birthday song but now only one line of it. He can vocalize arpeggios but only going up the scale, says,
"Hello there", "Hi Oll",("Bye bye"- When we grab our keys or put our coat on), makes a drinking sound, seeds sound going into his cup, silverware scratching on plate sound, a special sound my dad taught him to make when we ask him if he likes what we put in his cup- his eyes also turn bright orange when he shows he likes something too.He can say "night-night" but used to say "night, night, turn out the light" so he has actually shortened his word phrases. He loves oatmeal with milk, fresh or cooked green beans-so he can take out the seeds, corn on the cob, potatoes and butter, chicken leg bones to tear apart, orange and apple slices, raspberries, carrots to tear apart, most nuts. He loves to hold walnuts and pecans in his claw. Big striped sunflower seeds are a necessity everyday. His eyes are always watching you even if he is resting, he doesn't miss a meal or a snack because he knows when the cabinet opens that's where the nuts are! I try to feed him first because he will scream till he gets fed or if we cover him up he will still yell. He gets put in the back bedroom when he can't be quiet when we have alot of company. Oliver loves a good argument. If I raise my voice to talk he does too. If my husband and I are having a conversation he joins in too. If I whisper he talks softly like a little bird cooing.
He used to come out of the cage and stand on top but now is afraid to come out even if the door is open.
He says "hello there" to strange cats and dogs that come to visit. I think he's really frightened but showing he's the boss. When I vacuum he takes a bath in his water cup so I put fresh warm water in there before I begin when I remember to do so.
We cover him on three sides to keep him warm all year round and I make a tent for him when he takes naps. At night he get covered completely and by blankets if its cold. We move the cage around the house so he can be with me or mom during the day. He is afraid of being left by a window or door. I think he's afraid of other birds flying by. But if my husband is outside he loves to watch him. Talk about high maintenance! I know we are programmed by this bird but we're used to it!!! We wouldn't trade him for anything in the world.


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  • Heather - Michigan - 2010-07-11
    You're not alone Barb our Jewels is the same way except he is the king of the castle here at our home if the cats act up he will swoop down at them and peck them on the head or if my kids argue with me he starts in to get his two sense in. He loves to take showers with my husband and like yours allows him to do whatever he wants to him but only allows me to touch his head. He loves to talk and if we are in another room he will start to yell all our names on after another until he gets someones attention he will even call the dog.
  • kamyab - 2010-08-15
    I have an orange winged amazon he is going to be 2 years old soon. We bought him at a pet shop when I went to buy a african grey but (ow) the amazon was so cute and quit sitting at the back of it's cage that i bought her she is very nice let's me pet her most places except from the leg and the wrist band on her leg is getting tight wat do i do?
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LAURELL GARCIA - 2010-08-08
Hello i was wondering if i can put a (5yr female) yellow-faced amazon and a nanday conure (1 yr not yet checked)together in the same cage? Please reply asap thanks

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Lauren - 2010-06-09
God bless you for your time and loving comments for animals. I have recently been "blessed" with a yellow Amazon that I believe is the proper name. It is green with yellow on the head, beautiful maroon colors on the wings, along with some blue in the same area. This bird's Mother passed away and the daughter could not keep her. The vet I know across the street from my house suggested me (thanks) and I have adopted "it". It is supposedly a female, but I am not sure because of the behavior. "Daisy" named for her yellow head, totally freaks out if you try to use gloves or a towel to get her/him out of the cage, but when it came to me, the nails were overgrown, the beak too long and split, and it appears to be so heavy that it can hardly walk across the top of my two Cockatoos cage in which it shares living quarters. (My dining room is an aviary now, with a parakeet, Mommy Cockatoo and Son Baby (I believe male because it acts like its Dad who perished from an aneurism or heart attack @ age 6). My Cockatoos are fine and try to interact w/the Amazon, who is placed next to Ellie (Mom) whom I have taken to nursing homes, Pre-K and the beach, but now she plays w/her Son. She talks to Daisy, but Daisy is lethargic, will not come out of the cage even though I keep it open all day. I am concerned about the beak. I had to take a towel to get it out of the cage, cut its nails, filed the split off of the beak and gave it a shower. During a storm, it was on the top of the cage and when I tried to catch it, came down to the floor. That was the one moment I was able to get it on my shoulder (it was tired from trying to get away on the floor), and I talked to it, sang to it, had "alone" time w/it during a bad storm. I have a German Shepard/Dobie I adopted who plays w/my Cockatoos and is interested in this new bird. Daisy was raised w/a Chihahua~big difference. My questions are: Should I file down the beak more because it appears to "hang" on the side of the cage which I think means it is trying to file down its own beak. It is still pretty long. The bird does talk, (sounds very strange compared to my dainty Cockatoo Mom and its funny young Son), says I love you, look at that, and then does this motion where it extends its wings and just yells. I just laugh at it. It is a biter,and I have tried not to give it attention when that happens but I have taken 10 stitches to my lip when I tried to kiss the male Father once and will not do that again w/this bird. This bird appears not to have been taken care of for a while and the woman that gave it to me says it is very quiet here. Not really.....I think the bird is content to be with others that see good interaction w/me, but I want to see it come around more. Patience and time are necessary, but I want this bird to exercise more. I also would like to get its original cage which is very large. The bird does not eat much even though I give it fruit, nuts, seed, vegetables and water. Do you think it is the beak? Or a new home of two weeks now. (I really do not want it, but am afraid what would happen if it went somewhere else). I am medically retired (disabled), and I would rather have just my three birds, but I gave the daughter my beloved Cockatoo because I felt so bad for her and the bird is doing well in its new home. What is your advice taking in this totally different bird? Often times, what is written is not so. I found that out when my female laid her eggs in a kitty litter box w/white towels and a pillow case draped across her cage w/ a clothes pin. She refused to go in a box. I can handle my birds, no problem, I do not want to force this new bird to do things, but I have to make sure it eats. I do have a dremel file....should I try that instead of a large nail file or is this bird still adjusting? Exactly how long should the beak actually be? Thank you so much for your advice, and sorry this is long, but trying to give you background of bird so that I can have some way to judge behavioral issues. Once a biter, always a biter with these? It loves to be held just like the others, but I have to take it totally away, if and when I can take it out of the cage w/a towel which it hates. Thanks for your time and attention, you are an Angel. Lauren and birds Ellie, Cuddles, Blueberry and new "Daisy", also adopted dog Gypsy who likes to jump 8 foot fences.

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  • Rey - 2010-07-24
    God bless you for having a good heart adopting the yellow amazon. Reading thru your post, I could tell that you have more than you want to handle. I love animals too and would like to own a yellow naped amazon. Back home, while growing up, I had different kinds of pets. To name a few, homing pigeons, 3 golden retriever, a goat, a pig, a chimp, a hen, several ducks, several cats. Even had a 50 gallon fish tank. I also trained my dogs tricks myself. I didn't even read a book on how to train them but just figure it out by myself. As you can see the only thing I haven't tried is a bird.
    I am now married with three kids and live in the suburbs of chicago. If you ever find that taking care of daisy will be too much for you to handle because of your medical condition, I would be very happy to give daisy all the love and care in the world.
    My wife is a registered nurse and is working in a nursing home, and i use to work in the same nursing home as a supervisor. Please let me know if you are willing to let me give daisy all the care she needs.
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keisha - 2010-07-22
I have a double yellow head 1 year now he bites everything in sight he nibbles on my toes also I let him out of his cage very often so he is all over the house he says hello, I love you, I love you Fiesty which is his name & I love you boo. I don't knos the gender but I always say he, Fiesty is a real busy body once he is out of his cage he follow me everywhere in the house he is very loving I play & kisses his head he loves it, I can't hold him though he gets very angry. I worry about his feathers, some small with ones always falling could you tell me if this is normal plz?

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