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Irwan Fahmy - 2009-12-05
I got my OW when I went to a pet shop. He was quite sad and I noticed that he has been in the pet shop for nearly 2 years. He just stayed on the perch, with chain. I felt pity and decided to buy the fella. He was quite aggressive and shy during the 1st day of arrival. After a month, he settled down well and allow me to scratch his head as well as taking food from my hands. He just a young bird and I suspect that he came from the wild. He is also socializing well with my other 3 Amazonz. Now I'm happy with Chip and I will take care of him for the rest of my life.

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  • Donna - 2010-03-30
    I got my OW from a seller on craigslist and I am glad that I did. I am certain that he would be dead now had I not. I don't think they ever handled him or they did something to him cuz he freaks out about hands. I must say though in the 7 months that I have had him he has made a lot of progress. However; I believe that due to his unfortunate surroundings ie...filth, roaches, lack of stimulation etc...He does not even know how to be an Amazon. He was sick but we have a wonderful avian vet that treated him and we can tell he is grateful. He does not know how to play with anything and I have tried everything. I even drove to NJ several times to the worlds largest bird store just for him. He acts as if he does not know how to hold onto anything, falls from perch quite often. Vet says there is nothing medically wrong. Can anyone offer some advice on how to turn him into a playful bird that knows how to walk across a perch or up/down cage without falling? Nothing would make me happier than to see him actually engage in something other than sleeping and eating. Except him talking of course, he only chirps like the parakeets he was caged beside for who knows how long. Please Help.
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Sarah - 2009-12-02
OMG I agree, my boyfriend has had his for 23 years since it was a baby and that bird hates everyone but him but also strangely loves babies. I like the bird but he screams A LOT. He will scream DAVE DAVE DAVE, then he gets really mad and screams DAVID even louder lol. I tried to work with him and the first night he bit me soooooo hard that he left a mark on my arm, where his beak didn't quiet penetrate, for a week and a nasty bruise. Now I have experienced child birth twice, but when he bit me I cried. He also bit me another time, but he felt threatened because we were moving houses. I went to shift his cage a little and he got my finger, which felt like it was slammed in a car door. He's a cool bird but they take alot of work and I agree when they say you need to respect their space, I've learned the hard way a couple times.

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C. Strals - 2009-11-23
We have a Green cheek amazon, his name is Jo-Jo, atleast we think he's male. We got him when he was almost six and now its sixteen years later. He's a great talker, although he used to mimic more when we first got him. He just loves to talk on the phone which is hilarious. He's a part of the family now. We used to have a friend for him but she flew away when we first got them. He grew up with my children and we love him.

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Jennifer - 2009-10-13
I rescued one of these guys - a thirty-something wild-caught male that I named Oboe, for the whistles that he makes. It took all of one hour to tame him. Now he gets jelly-legs when it's time to go back to the cage, and calls for me if I leave the room. He's the biggest cuddler I've ever seen, and much more of a chewer than my Orange-Winged Amazon.

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mohammed - 2009-09-17
hi i have amazone duble yellow head is good talking now is one month is not talking pls help me pls

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  • christine - 2010-03-29
    I wouldn't be too concerned. I have a dble yellow hd. amazon. I got him at 8 yrs. old and have had him for 3 years. He doesn't say a lot of words, per say, however is very vocal. He has his phrases, I'm a good bird, hellow, bye bye, and I "think" he says I love you, however that could be my imagination. I've been told they'll talk when they want and some won't talk at all. Just don't give up. Every day, "Peanut" and I have a session of singing and dancing the same song every day, and he still doesn't repeat the words, but sways back and forth and seems to enjoy.
  • lesley/sydney - 2010-03-29
    Have you tried moving location and height of cage? A shy bird needs to be a little higher than your eye level,and more natural light may help hold n play with more and he/she should mimick back for you.
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ed richards - 2009-09-03
I also have a blue front amazon named joey but he's half again as big as the one in this story. His father is even larger! Joey is about one and a half years old.

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Amanda - 2009-08-28
We got a blue fronted amazon parrot. He only likes our 13year old daughter and bites everyone around him. We do not know what he went through when he was younger but he is very beautiful.

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BJ - 2009-08-24
For Lolita's Mom -- we would certainly be interested in caring for your bird when the time comes. We have a red-headed Amazon and obtained him in much the same way you did... email us at BJZotter@aol.com -- we live in the Kansas City area. We have many other birds we have adopted as well. Thanks, BJ & Tom

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Lisa Haake - 2009-08-05
I got my OW from a friend of a friend whose girlfriend didn't like birds. I was told that he was probably around three years old. The owner had only had him for a year and had gotten him from a woman. He was very shy at first, but within a couple of days he let me scratch his head. I decided to trace his open band and discovered that he was illegally imported in 1983, so he's 26 years old. I have no idea how many owners he's had, but he must have been very lucky because I've now had him for only 2 months and he's the sweetest bird I've ever had. His name has changed multiple times I think and he wasn't actually named when I got him. So, I've named him Darwin and he loves to be with me and whistles and talks all the time. His talking, however, is impossible to understand. I know that he is talking some about airports, but I can't really understand anything else. Anyway, I love Darwin and I've promised him that he will live with our family the rest of his life.

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shirley - 2009-07-27
I got my OW at a bird show in Orlando, Florida from a breeder of many different species. All her birds were sweet & gentle & friendly. Lolita was just finished being weaned & she is now 6 1/2 years old. She is the sweetest girl! She has never bitten anyone but me, once, when I made her do something she didnt want to do. She talks fairly well. Her favorite thing in the world to do is chew & destroy wood. I usually get her wooden bird houses from the craft dept. at Walmart & they are gone in 2 days. She loves being with me & will scream if she doesn't get out here fast enough. She was an awesome cuddling bud with my female Nanday Conure, Keiffer.(who was suppsoed to be my boy named after Keiffer Sutherland from The Lost Boys) But after 11 years of having him... she layed an egg. Keiffer was caged with my male Indian Ringneck & got along well with him too. But the OW was her favorite. Keiffer passed to the Rainbow Bridge on the 25th & both birds are not up to par yet. It's kind of quiet in the bird room. Quiet in our hearts too. She was 19 & was hatched with a deformed foot & 2 toes. Lolita loved grooming her. Lolita's appetite is not quite as much as it was. I am hoping this will pass & she will perk up. She's my girl!!! A perfect little Amazon.

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