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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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Donna Gant - 2010-03-16
I adopted a 24 year old BL-Front , he spent his whole life living 8-months a year outside, then brought in for winters. Bit his only last owner. When we met it was love at first sight! His last owner was a man, needless to say he hates my husband. He lets me do anything with him. I love to hear him laugh, as he rolls on his back , he loves to be tickled. I was wondering why does he smell so sweet, like a fruity flower?

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Jane - 2010-03-13
Hi all. I ran across this interchange & I agree entirely with so many of you. I don't have a yellow nape, but have a blue and gold macaw named Sebastian. He's 12 years old. He is the love of our lives, but my husband and I realize that bringing him into our lives was actually making the decision to be a parent to a smart, cute, active, funny, but very DEMANDING two year old for the rest of our lives. He loves us all, but I think the nature of their usually bonding with one mate for life also makes them prone to have one person that they favor of the others. I'm SO glad that we have that little boy. He is a center of our world, but we were also lucky that my husband and I were in the perfect position to spend all of the time and attention with him that he needs. Our daughter was 18 when we got him and was another caretaker and buddy for him until she went off to college. Recently, my husband and I retired.

People really need to know what they are getting into when they purchase or adopt one because they do require much more love and attention than your average dog or cat, IMHO, and many times - as is the case with Sebastian - they have a long life span & may outlive you. Also, if you are absolutely sure you want one, it really is an excellent idea to adopt one before you consider buying. I've seen many who need a good home and I think that unless they have just gone crazy with grief from lack of attention (which happens to some, by the way & extreme feather picking is a symptom), you can usually make them very happy again very quickly with just telling them how great they are & encouraging them - just as we do with our kids. :)

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