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Bobbi - 2008-09-25
My OWA did not turn out to be a good situation. The seller said he was tame and talking, but turned out he was NOT tame OR talking, a biter, and had a serious screaming issue. I had him for a year and did try hard to make him pet quality but he never really came around, and everyone in my home had enough of his brainshaking screams. I was forced to rehome him and he is now in a breeding program and is doing fine. I encourage potential buyers to have a lengthy visit with the bird they plan to purchase, and if you can't handle it, find another! Keep in mind there is no rush in getting a bird, and they live as long as hummans so the right selection is very important.

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Gina Donnelly - 2008-09-24
We have had our yellow nape for 32 years. Ginger was a girl until about 6 years ago and we had her DNA'd. The Vet left a message on our phone. "Congratulations, Ginger is a boy". We still call him Ginger. He has a huge vocabulary. When the phone rings he calls "Teri, it's for you". Sometimes he uses one of our other 4 children, but Teri was the phone kid. He still calls every dog and cat we've had for the last 32 years. He has always been sweet but became irritable when our children all left home. They are all in their 40's now. He became a terrible feather plucker and required lots of attention & noise - like kids give! We are in the process of moving permanently across country. Therefore, Ginger is living in our office. Today was a sad day for sure. A customer brought her dog in and Ginger pecked the dog on the nose (which he has always done to our dogs). The dog attacked him and he is now at the Vet's on oxygen. Ginger stays on his cage but he goes to the bottom outside to greet. He is like a member of our family. The Vet gives him a good chance but he also was diagnosed with liver disease which they say is common with the yellow nape.

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Bobbi - 2008-08-27
I am in the process of adopting a previously abused 7 year old male bluefront amazon. I don't know a lot about his previous home before he was in foster care but I do know that he was locked in a cage most of his life with a sibbling. Now separated from the sibbling he is stepping up for anyone and hasn't bitten a single person(yet). He wont let you pet him, he backs away if you try, but I'd have to say that's pretty good for a bird locked up all his life. I tend to have to think that although he may have been locked up often, he had to have had some positive interaction becuase he steps up and a 7 year old bird that had never been handled would not do that. And he also talks so again that tells me more then likely someone, at some time, was interacting with him. I have a lot of hope that he can become a friendly happy bird with time and training and even enjoy being petted. Amazons need to be appreciated for their drama and playfullness, and vocal abilities. Unfortunatly, the same qualities that some cherrish are the same things others think are problems. And some birds, like the one I am adopting, get locked away. I like the feeling it gives me to help a bird have a happy life that has not had the greatest past. I know I could just get an already tame and socialized baby but this bird needs a loving and caring owner and I know I could be her.

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K. P. - 2008-08-27
I have a beautiful Yellow-naped Amazon who is 11 years old. I broke my back last month and have to sell him and his French special-ordered cage, as I cannot care for him, and financially, I am forced to make this tough decision. I live in MD.
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Kirsten - 2008-08-20
Please anyone tell me more about these green winged amazons. I'm getting one either tonite or tomorrow and all I know is that it needs attention. All info. is appreciated hopefully I can get some very shortly so I know what to expect and what to do before I get this beautiful bird in my household.


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KiKi - 2008-08-15
I got my OW from a breeder when he was 3 weeks old. He is now 2 months old. He is really active and affectionate! I have fun making him different things every day. Its great to watch what he really loves and what he doesn't. One of his favorite things I make for him is whole wheat waffles with tons of fruits, vegetables, and seeds in them. I say hi to him so much I think that will be his first word! He hasn't started "screaming" yet.....

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SANDRA - 2008-07-06
I think i have a white fronted amazon but the head is almost totally yellow with the red mask around eyes...is it possible?

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  • SC - 2010-03-17
    my vet told me when the spectacled amazon turn yellow head is usually they got sick, you might check with your vet too, hope is helpful for you
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Kathi MacArthur - 2008-06-27
My husband and I have a beautiful BFA, her name is Delilah and she is about 30 yrs old. She's our child and we love her very, very much! She has quite a vocabulary, she calls my husband Da and myself Ma. When we play with her she will ask us "what are you doing?" and she often says "come here" when she wants us. She says,"good morning", "I love you", and when she is not getting the attention that she wants she starts screaming "Da, Ma, doing, doing, doing?". She loves to sing and laugh.
Best thing we ever did was bringing her into our lives.
Kathi MacArthur

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Niki Cook - 2008-06-15
I am the proud owner of a rescued Orange Wing Amazon. Her name is Thunder, she is now 17 years old. I have had her for almost 3 years now. I rescued her from a woman who rescued her from someones lanai. She had spent 10 years out there with no one to talk to or to even listen too. She could not speak, the only noises she did make were loud screaming, and barking like an alligator. My mom and dad originally rescued her and she had been at their house about 3 days when I first met her. She hadn't eaten and hadn't peeped a peep. I walked in and said hello and she started yelling and making all kinds of noise. I walked up to her cage and asked her to step up and up she came. She crawled up to my shoulder where she perched for over an hour nestled up to my neck. I tell everyone that I didn't believe in love at first sight until I met Thunder, and it was truly love at first sight.
I will never own another breed without at least having my Thunder first... I recently acquired a male and was wondering if I could get some advice. It seems that the two of them are bonded, I need to know what their typical behavior is when it comes to breeding, both before and after..

Thank you my email is yourlady1921@yahoo.com

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Rhonda Mueller-Warrant - 2008-05-16
Jasmine is the second parrot to live with my family. I sold the earlier one as the rest of the family had not bonded with her (their fault). We looked for two full years before selecting this birdie girl. She was hand raised, hatched in August 2000. We brought her home in Dec. Everyone can hold her, although she only allows a select few to pet her. She sings dozens of songs, often jumbled together, "I'm a little teapot, happy birthday to you, we come from the spirit, etc" When she first hears my hubby and myself waking up in the morning she starts saying "Good Morning" in the most cheerful voice. I could go on and on. We really love her. She has taken road trips with us from Oregon to Minnesota. She is out of her cage most of the time when we're at home. I think if you have a desire to nurture, a parrot is a perfect pet. It's like having an eternal toddler in the house, complete with occasional meltdowns. You must always be alert to their moods and signals. We've had her over 7 years and rarely get a nip. She delights most of the visitors to our house. I encourage you to get this species of a bird, but only if you will enjoy spending time with them every day.

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