Animal Stories - Amazon Parrots


Animal-World info on Orange-winged Amazon
Animal Story on Orange-winged Amazon
List Animal Stories on Orange-winged Amazon
More info at Animal-World
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.

Reply
Animal-World info on Blue-fronted Amazon
Animal Story on Blue-fronted Amazon
List Animal Stories on Blue-fronted Amazon
More info at Animal-World
sandie - 2009-07-22
We recently got a bfa. He is beautiful, but he was mistreated and abused. He will not let me or my husband near him, but he loves my 10 year old daughter, she can do anything she wants to him. She can spread his wings, pet him, he also regurgatates food for her. Hopefully one day we will be able to handle him like my daughter does. He talks very good, and does lots of tricks for us.

Reply
Animal-World info on Yellow-naped Amazon
Animal Story on Yellow-naped Amazon
List Animal Stories on Yellow-naped Amazon
More info at Animal-World
Rick Sizemore - 2009-07-11
We have a Yellow Nape and we named it

Reply
tim - 2009-06-18
Parrots are not pets in the traditional sense, like a dog or a cat. They are not domesticated animals. They are identical genetically to their wild counter parts. They are wild animals. They are going to be naturally noisy during certain times of the day. They bond with their humans, and consider them to be their "flock leaders." They are going to be loud, messy, and a little nippy from time to time. If you are unwilling to accept these facts, you should not be parrot owner. I have had my yellow naped Amazon Clyde for 17 years, since the day he was born. I got him from a breeder and learned so much from her on the "do's and don'ts" of parrot ownership. He is the joy of my life, and I feel thankful for him every day. He rarely nips, will go to other people, and when he gets a little too loud, I start calling out his favorite words and he settles down. Parrots are special creaures for special people. For true animal lovers. They need a little more understanding then a dog or a cat, or even a goldfish.

Reply
Tim Calahan - 2009-06-17
I have owned my yellow nape for all of his 17 years. Clyde is loud, parrots ARE loud, especially in the morning when we are waking up together. As I go about my morning routine getting ready for work, I yell out a few of his favorite words and call back back and forth to each other. He has bitten me a couple of times. But, I deserved it. It was times when he wanted to be left alone and I didn't notice his body language. By the way, I live on the 5th floor of a condo complex in downtown Denver. A parrot is a wild animal, not a domesticated pet like a dog or a cat. You must allow for the wild instincts, such as calling out to its flock occasionally, if you are going to share your home with one of these amazing creatures. Only true animal lovers should ever be lucky enough to be "owned" by a parrot.

Reply
Animal-World info on Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
Animal Story on Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
List Animal Stories on Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
More info at Animal-World
Jim G. - 2009-06-09
If I had been told five or six years ago that I would have a bird as a best friend I would say it was crazy, but here I am! My double yellow is named Sweetie. She is five years old, and I just love her. Sweetie had been sold by a local bird-shop owner, "half down, and the rest in thirty days when you pick her up". She was being boarded by my friend who breeds cockatiels, until the people came to pick her up. I moved here and was renting a room from my cockatiel breeding friend, and Sweetie started to make friends with me. Well, the people never came back to get her, and she just flirted with me, and kept it up until I gave in and payed the rest that was owed on her and bought her for myself. I don't think of her as a pet at all, but a very close friend and companion. She shares all my meals, and is very partial to Italian food. She has a great big cage, and lots of toys, and all my friends tell me that I spoil her rotten! She is very social, but doesn't like to be touched by strangers. With me she is very loving and sweet. I am so happy she came into my life, and look forward to spending the rest of my days with my l'il Sweetie!

Click For Replies (1)
  • dr. matt hyde - 2010-04-02
    Awesome I was never a bird person until I went to parrot mountain in tennesse then I was hooked. I now have a double yellow head, a quake,r a green cheek conure, a sun conure and a nanday conure they are like small children.
Reply
Animal-World info on Yellow-naped Amazon
Animal Story on Yellow-naped Amazon
List Animal Stories on Yellow-naped Amazon
More info at Animal-World
ellie - 2009-06-02
To Ross: You mustn't be a true animal lover. Yes they can be loud. Yes they can bite. IT'S A PARROT! I've had my nape for 18 of her 22 years. I'm definately hers, but she goes to my son with just a warning from him. Don't you know there are exceptions to every rule. I think the bird knows you don't like him. All animals can sense things people can't. I'm glad the bird is away from you.

Reply
Animal-World info on Orange-winged Amazon
Animal Story on Orange-winged Amazon
List Animal Stories on Orange-winged Amazon
More info at Animal-World
kathy - 2009-05-28
was wondering how to go about rescueing or adopting a female OW if anyone knows of one thank you...........kathy

Reply
Animal-World info on Mealy Amazon
Animal Story on Mealy Amazon
List Animal Stories on Mealy Amazon
More info at Animal-World
Leslie - 2009-05-15
We have had our Mealy for over 20 years...he is in his mid twenties. Apollo is an amazing parrot, so sweet and gentle. He is mellow and relaxed most of the time but when he yells, watch out! The phrase gentle giant definitely fits his personality. We are so lucky to have him in our lives and look forward to many more years with him!

Click For Replies (1)
  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    I've had my mealy for 8 years now! But saved him from a neighbor who I was good friends with, bought him not knowing anything about him! They never let him out and their kids abused him with all sorts of sticks!....asked them to sell him to me cause they didn't look after him and plus when I was there he would only go to me ..he was scared death of coming out of his cage!...Anyway he's been with me 8 years and he's a godsend talks loads and cage is always open! He walks round my house with all my dogs and kids!....I got a rescue amazon orange winged for a mate he loves her ...she was a wild bird now she's better with people and talks cause of him!....and she will sit on your hand when he's on....my mealy is called burt not my choice of name but he knows it.
Reply
Animal-World info on Orange-winged Amazon
Animal Story on Orange-winged Amazon
List Animal Stories on Orange-winged Amazon
More info at Animal-World
Karen Beard - 2009-04-08
I rescued a ow from a family that smoked really bad.. Nicky was over weight and could hardly get around without panting. I thought she was going to have a heart attack, when she flew a short distance she was out of breath and was panting really bad. I swear I could smell smoke on her breath. I have her on a diet and she has lost some of her weight and is able to get around her cage a lot better. She no longer pants and she seems to be happy just to breath fresh air. We have a conure but don't trust them together. I believe she enjoys the company. Nicky still doesn't like to be held but she does let us scratch her head. I just wish people wouldn't get birds without studying up on them first and if they didn't have time to spend with them don't bring them home, they deserve better.

Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World