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gary itkin - 2010-06-14
Two years ago the body feathers on my spectacled amazon turned yellow. What caused this to happen? His green feathers returned.

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Diana de Guerrero - 2010-06-08
Hi,
I hope that you haven't gotten rid of your bird yet! He's been with you for such a long time and you'r his family. Birds with behavioral problems end up getting shuffled from one owner to another when nobody knows what to do with them and in the process get worse and even neglected and abused. As others have said, these birds need so much personal attention along with just food, water, toys and a clean cage. Before anything else you should have him checked by a vet because there could be something else going on. Birds who have vitamin deficiencies or are sick can become aggressive. Very importantly have you looked into clicker training your bird? There are several very fine and free bird click training groups in yahoo whose members are very dedicated to helping precisely this kind of problem. Teaching your bird trivkd is a fun way to spend with him and gives you a kind of authority and can help. There's also a behavioral modifying group in yahoo groups; I can't remember the exact name but it has initials...it's something like BAS... It follows Susan Friedman's approach to behavior modification. In this group you fill out a form in which you describe fully your bird's bad behavior, the antecedent and your reaction to it. You'll be assigned a leader who takes you step by step of the way to analyze and help you with your problem. You can't expect miracles and it could take a long time to change your bird, but I've done it with a rescued neglected Double Yellow head Amazon.

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angie - 2010-05-26
This year is the second time my blue front amazon laid eggs. First time not one hatch, this yr.one hatch after 30 days and did well for 3 days, then I found it dead. What happened? what could I have done?

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Kathy Baumann - 2010-05-20
I have a question. I have a breeding couple of reds lords one 6 years old the other we got from a breeder not sure how old she is. They have a huge cage and nesting box they are a couple but she is pulling all his red color feathers off his front brow, is this common in breeding that she does this? He is bald also he was my best hand tamed bird he will not come near me and if he does she attacks me please help me out with these questions.

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Jennifer - 2010-04-24
Hi, I have a 16 year old panama named Skeeter that I adopted, just shy of 1 year ago. Bonding with her took some time but was well worth it and we still have a ways to go. Right now, however, we have a little glitch that I am not sure how to handle. Every time I pet her, or go to take her out of her cage she starts panting and making little humming noises with her tail in the air, which is obvious to me that she is in a nesting mood. I am "guessing" I have been chosen as her "mater"? A friend of mine with macaws told me to give her some time and not encourage it so not give her scritches, how long will this go on and is this the best way to handle it, I feel awful only "talking and singing" to her, it's been a good 3 weeks at this point. She has no paper to shred, and I've shortened day time for her to try to stop the behavior as well.

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Barbara - 2010-04-20
I have a blue-fronted amazon whose name is Cleo. He has had me for 4 yrs and is the love of my life. When I first got him, he could only say hello, and oh boy! Now, he talks non-stop with an extensive vocabulary. When he wants to be uncovered in the morning, he says, "goodmorning baby" in the sweetest little voice you have ever heard. He sings bad bird, bad bird, whatcha gonna do...whatcha gonna do when they come for you." He often asks me "What's that baby doing..huh?? He is an amazing bird. I have another blue-front named Coca who is totally opposite. She is very shy and quiet and talks only when she chooses to. With 6 birds in my house, the one thing I have learned is that each bird is totally different. Each has their own unique personality. The more you communicate with your bird, the more they will learn, but some choose to never talk and you have to accept them as they choose to be. Amazons are my favorite breed. I love their mischievious antics and their baby talk. Birds are different than any other pet. They choose who they will love! Some birds adjust to new environments quickly, others don't. It was months before Coco got comfortable enough to talk. Cleo never missed a step. If you are a new bird owner, be patient. They will come around in their own time and you will be greatly rewarded with their love when they do!

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Bella - 2010-04-15
We have had our double yellow-head for 34yrs. His name is rico. He is so in love with my mom and I it is funny. He playfully nibbles my ear and whispers in it. If my dad or brother come around when I'm holding him he gets so mad. He is friendly when he is loose but if my mom or I am holding him no one can come near! He also gets along great with the dogs, he throws seeds at them and laughs when the run after them. He laughs whenever we laugh and he will have conversations with himself in two different "voices", he really doesn't say anything but if your in the other room it sounds like two people talking.

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abbie n - 2010-04-07
I love the yellow headed parrot.

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George S. - 2010-03-27
I am just putting this out there because I don't want anyone get to confused on what to feed your amazon. You can feed it bird seed, BUT ONLY SOMETIMES. Even rarely feeding it would be much better. Seeds have too much fat and not enough nutrients so the bird's nice bright colorful feathers will soon decrease and be not as stunning, and they will look overweight. With all this happeneing to the poor little bird he or she will become not as friendly and very demanding and destructive. Feed the bird an ORGANIC PELLET DIET. It is very healthy and I guarantee that the bird will love it much more. I know this first hand since I'm a bird breeder and specialize in this species of Amazon Parrot.

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Krista - 2010-03-26
We recently found a yellow headed amazon parrot and he hasn't made a sound. Is he just shy or could it be that he just can't make noise? We are worried that he may have been abused by whomever he escaped from.

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  • paul - 2010-05-05
    Hi don't be alarmed one advice is to change the surroundings and dedicate yourself to the bird and make him feel trusted by you. They are really smart and they can tell when you mean them good from bad. Just take time with him and he will learn almost anything you teach him. You have to be very subservient and build a relationship that will break the ice.
  • carol hayden - 2010-05-10
    Hi Krista, I have 2 male smaller parrots, both rescued birds. It took them 2 full years where they know they have a permanent home. Now they are very relaxed and like my routine. Both parrots are experimenting with new sounds daily! I sing my words--they like that and copy me.

    Just give your parrot time. Enjoy him for starting a new relationship with you and remember it takes time for him to get over being lost.
    Keep praising him and playing with him and hiding his food in the cage and he will "come out" of this quietness. Parrots love to play with their owner!
    Carol and BeBe and Bravo
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