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victoria derrick - 2010-03-08
how can you tell if a blue fronted amazon is a boy or a girl

- Victoria Derrick, Florida

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  • Barbara - 2010-04-20
    The only way to tell is to have your bird DNA sexed. There is no physical differences that you can see.
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Angie - 2005-09-29
Harley is a two year-old yellow-front that I bought as a baby. He is a challenge at times, but is great company and a lot of fun! He talks, mimicks voices and laughs hysterically. He chews up his toys and everything he's not allowed to if I'm not looking. Going outside on his leash and harness is an exciting adventure. Harley is a great companion!

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  • Char - 2010-03-04
    Never heard of taking a bird out on harness and leash, how?
    This has to be beyond cute.
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BirdLova - 2009-09-20
I adopted a Blue Fronted Amazon two weeks ago, and though she's very tamed and came from a good home. She won't let us pat her or touch any parts of her feathers. She steps up for everyone in the home. She's not a big talker but makes this awful grudging noise when you put your hands near her. We love her, but not sure if she's the right one for our family or if we just need to give her more time. I have other birds in the house and they were different getting adjusted. Does anyone knows if Amazons are known for not letting you pat them?

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  • j smear - 2010-02-17
    We have a 12 year old blue face and she fusses when you try to pet her. The more you gently handle her the less she will fuss.If you think she will actually bite you you could wear a leather glove. Try associating food with touch and always move slowly and gradually. The more you show fear of her the more you will empower her. The more you interact with her the better.
  • John - 2010-03-18
    You have to be a little more patient and give him more time, have one person only try to put his hand near him and eventually he will be more tolerant and you will enjoy his company.
  • Barbara - 2010-04-20
    Birds are different from any other pet. Some adapt really quickly, others do not. I have one who adapted in a few days and another that it tooks months for. Because of their intellect, you must gain their trust. Having said that, I wanted to let you know that I have never seen an Amazon parrot that liked to be touched on it's back. I think that may just be an Amazon thing and Amazons always growl when you do something they don't like. That's your warning..lol Amazons are not cuddly birds. While they like being held, it's usually on their terms and I have never seen a cuddly blue-front. Hope this helps.
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LESLIE SIGMON - 2010-02-06
This comment is to Suzy Wiberg. If you are interested in someone taking your bird email me. I have a yellow naped amazon that needs a companion.

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Ana Victoria - 2009-12-30
Amazona auropalliata is an endangered species here in Costa Rica. Once widespread, now becoming very scarce. Because of the fact that many want this parrot as a pet, there are many poachers in this country that trap these psittacids. You can see many cages full of young birds, many of them die. If you want a pet, get a homeless dog/cat, not an endangered species like this one. I hope you don't erase this comment.

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Jonas Ellgaard - 2009-12-10
My girlfriend and I have two young male red lored amazons. We got them both from a breeder and they have been handfed from the first day they hatched. They are just wonderful. We had bought one first 'Junior', but decided to get one of his siblings as well. This way we can leave them for half a day, or even a whole day, as long as they have enough fresh water and food. They are very affectionate birds. 'Junior' who is five days older then his little brother, has cast his love and affection on me, whilest the younger, has taken to my girlfriend. They both get to fly two to three times a day. We let them out in the morning while we prepare their morning snack and they both enjoy watching us prepare their food. If we start this before they are let out, they will become very vocal and upset. They like to cuddle and when they fly in our livingroom, they often land on our heads or shoulders. They often groom us, like they groom each other. They use their beak to go through our hair and also my beard get the same treatment.
I am a merchent sailor and I am away for 4 weeks at the time. The first days when I am gone, the older bird, sits on the latch above the stairs and calls out to me. He does eventually stop this. When I enter the house again after four weeks, both of them make 'happy sounds' and lighten up. If they are not let out at once when I get home, they will be very vocal again. As soon as they are let out, they both fly to me and start chatting as if to let me know what has been going on while I was away.
Red Lored or 'Yellow cheeked' are very social birds, and they love company. They are very trusting, even to complete strangers to them. As long as people are calm and soft spoken at first, they often fly over to guest and sit on their shoulder and groom them as well.
They are both great company for my girlfriend while I am away and we both enjoy them when I am home as well.

Jonas Ellgaard,

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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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