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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!

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  • 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.
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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.

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kathy - 2009-05-28
was wondering how to go about rescueing or adopting a female OW if anyone knows of one thank you...........kathy

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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!

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  • 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.
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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.

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Lynn - 2009-03-04
I found this website for the first time. I have a male white front amazon that is 25 yrs old. I have had him since he was 3 months old. He only articulates a few words clearly like pretty bird, hello, hi Mikey, what, etc. He also says alot of other words and phrases, but they are not very clear. I enjoy my time with him. Even after 25 yrs, he still makes me laugh.

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CJB - 2008-12-05
I received a displaced OW Amazon when his owners had to move out of the country. He had been raised beautifully and is a happy boy. It took about 3-4 weeks for him to feel comfortable in the new environment, but once he was he just jumped in. The most interesting thing about him is that he has a specific scent that doesn't seem to be connected to anything outside or in his environment. He smells like flowers, and if he gets excited the smell gets stronger. I haven't found any reason for it, but it sure is nice, the dogs should learn something from him.
The sounds and words he knows are many and varied, its been 5 months and he still comes up with new phrases and sounds every week and he has me laughing at something he does at least once a day.

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Amber Halub - 2008-11-19
My grandparents have had a female Amazon Parrot since at least the 1970's. Then in 2007, she was viciously and brutally killed by a badger that got into the house by our doggie-door. We have been mourning her death ever since she passed on July 11th, 2007. She was a great pet, a wonderful friend, and very comical. Her name was Apollo and we miss an love her very much.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-04-18
    Sorry about you loss, it must have been hard on you. I had to put my White eyed conure down a month and a half ago because of biting issues with him. I have a quaker parrot Odie, lutino cockatiel Lola, and a green parakeet named Brady. I've always wanted a Amazon but could never afford to buy one. Good luck to you.
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Kathleen M - 2008-11-19
The Red Lored is very loyal and affectionate and likes to roll about on the bed, in your lap and sometimes be tickled on the belly or toes while laughing. Mine likes to hear and say phrases with feeling and deep emotion. He also likes the tape and DVD of Red Lored's that Mike Schindlinger PHD made during his Harvard studies. (It's only a few dollars, and Spunky likes it right up next to his ear while he eats. He also likes sharing my headset.) He says "Are you OK?" "Hot" for hot food and warm dinners. He will eat too many seeds and too much food, so we limit his a.m. and p.m. feeding of pellets to 1/8 cup of Roudybush rice or other pellets and really limit any seeds - just seeds as treats. He does like milk thistle as a treat. I slice an almond and that is his favorite. Treats should never be bigger than the parrots's eye in my opinion! He also likes cooked veggies like brocolli and yams and carrots and of course peas in the pod - like for chinese food. Once he played a trick on me when I was in the bath tub and left him alone in his room on his cage - instead of responding to my calls as usual, he hid behind his carrier and didn't say anything until I got out of the tub and walked in the room dripping wet all wrapped up in the towel. I couldn't see him anywhere, but he popped his head out from the carrier and said "Are you a dirty bird?" Which is what I say before he gets his bath. He also laughs in a high squeaky way when he sees his toys and other "funny" things to him! Like my friend Claire that has blonde hair and wears red - he does his "happy dance" whenever he sees her, even if she's outdoors. He loves a cartoon show on T.V. called "Big World" on PBS that has a bird in it! He can count -- it does take him 2 weeks to get used to new toys before he will play with them, and he needs to see me play with them first too. Chewing is his fav passtime and he likes to make chewing gum out of paper and carry it around in a little ball until his beak is clean inside, then he spits it out. Cheers, K.M. and Spunky

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Gina Donnelly - 2008-09-26
Update on Ginger, our bird of 32 years. He didn't make it. He passed away this morning. We had a very good Vet and if he could be saved I'm sure this vet would have done it. The Vet just moved to Columbus, Ohio from Westminster, CA and also teaches at Ohio State. It's difficult to find doctor's just for birds so if you have a wonderful pet bird make sure you get one lined up just in case. Lot's of vets treat birds but not all can really handle extreme emergencies.

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