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Constance - 2009-11-14
I have had my Yellow Nape for 24 years and of course my husband and I are part of the flock. However, she loves all strangers unless she senses they do not like her. Yellow Napes are very intelligent and very high social as most birds because they are flock animals.

No one should have a Yellow Nape unless they understand all the needs of this very beautiful and special bird. Yellow Napes love to be held and allowed to have 4-5 hours of play time daily if not more. With a good diet, clean and I mean clean cage, and lots of social time with the family the Yellow Nape is a joy to have as a family member. Yes, they need to be a member of the family for ever. They do not adjust being moved around with different people like a cat of dog. Especially, Yellow Napes they are very smart, loving and bond for life. They can die of a broken heart.

Usually, if a Yellow Nape is biting and displays behavior problems the bird has been mis-treated or simply handled wrong.

Parrots do not bite unless scared and they just want to be loved and handled correctly. There are many rules to follow when handling a parrot.

I must say our bird has been so loved and is so happy in captivity she really is so sweet.

I have been working with birds for thirty years and they are very special animals that are misunderstood many times.

For anyone who needs to find a good safe place for their bird you can contact:
Phoenix Landing in Asheville, North Carolina, they are a parrot care foundation and they will adopt and educate others before allowing a bird to go to a home. Their phone number is 828 251 1333.

If this number does not work you can look them up on the internet and with a bit of time contact these people.

Thank you
Constance

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  • Mariette Coetzee - 2013-09-12
    I have a question.  I have a Yellow Nape Amazon came to us about 2 years ago. Do not know his background only know we are the third family in his life time and we think he is about 10.  Sad I know but he found a home for live. In the beginning we could handle him with no problem and then he started having behavior problems like biting us and shows aggression towards me when i move around his cage.  He will sometimes come down from his cage to the floor and if he sees me will come towards me with aggression. Now somebody told me he is sexualy frustrated.  Is that the case and what can I do to help him.  I would be greatful for any help.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-12
    It does sound like your Yellow Nape Amazon seems to be distressed, which is a common occurence with these birds as they get older. Many times they really do best with a mate after a few years, it is actually suggested that people plan on getting a companion eventually. These birds are known to get really frustrated over time if kept by themselves, especially those who aren't closely bonded to a human that can spend exorbitant amounts of time with them.
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linda - 2013-03-19
we are looking for a female white front amazon. Our male white front is lonely. any ideas where to find one? anyone looking for a home for theirs?

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  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    I have a female and been looking for a male for years.
  • gerry vega - 2013-09-05
    Hi Linda I have a female and would love to breed her.
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Jan - 2013-07-05
My 24 yr. old Amazon had a stroke last week. The Vet didn't think she'd make the night. Her right claw is paralyzed and she's not eating. Her weight went from 480 grams to 406 grams in 5 days. I've been syringe feeding her twice a day but she will only take 5cc at each feeding. I'm worried she will starve to death. Any suggestions of how I should take care of her?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Amazon. How is she doing now? Any better? I'm not sure what you can do for her if she refuses to eat. Of course keep her comfortable and keep syringe feeding her. She may be in shock and just needs some time to get out of it. I hope she's ok and is on the uphill :(
  • Anonymous - 2013-07-16
    Feed her by liquid, apple juice and any other smoothies.
  • james - 2013-08-26
    Hi my name is James, I'm new here how is your bird doing?
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kostas - 2013-08-25
Hello my name is kostas and I have a blue fronted amazon... or an oranged winged?! You see I'm rather confused in which species belongs my baby parrot. Please inform me on what pictures or videos you need to post you so as you could recognize my parrot species. I'm looking forward to your answers, best regards kostas.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-08-27
    If you sign in with the facebook registration, you can then upload your pictures for us to see. Looking forward to checking them out!
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Sam Chapman - 2006-01-05
My orange wing amazon called Billy is 24 years old! However I'm only 11! He squauks very loudly when he sees my family eating! He flew away 18 years ago; but we got him back - thanks to next doors dog! He eats everything we eat as well as cat food, if you give him something like a chocolate digestive biscuit he will scrape off all the chocolate then throw away the biscuit!

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  • Daniela Korpela - 2013-08-08
    Chocolate and avocado are not suitable for parrots. (kidneys do not last) I have personally seen how the yellow neck Amazon died in one year. The owner did not believe me. I tried to get him to understand, but he did not believe. Sadly, the bird would have been able to live for 50 years.
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ruth - 2012-04-18
Can anybody tell me why my mums parrots eyes keep changing colour?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-18
    The eyes aren't really changing color - the pupils are dilating (getting bigger and smaller)
    and it is frequently called pinning. The pupils expand so the eyes look darker or the pupils contract and the eyes take on a brighter color often times looking like there are actual rings of a different color (usually an orange) on the outside. It is a language - a body language. By watching the eyes and trying to determine the mood you can frequently tell when your parrot is haopy, sad, relaxed and or mad. If you see those pupils get real small and a fixed stare often in conjunction with a growl - leave him alone. If you see regular sized pupils and that relaxed furry look - it is gee I sure would like some attention. Any body language is different based on personality of the bird but it is another way a parrot does express himself. It is quite obvious in amazons.
  • Daniela Korpela - 2013-08-08
    OW eyes turn bright red when it is angry or fighting back. You might notice if you try to touch his tail.
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koko - 2010-09-18
Hi dears
Please how can I know the age for bird (yellow nape) because I have one but I do not know how old it?



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  • Lynne - 2013-03-17
    Perhaps an avian vet could give you an idea, but after 3 years old, it's pretty hard to tell the age until they're over 50. LYNNE
  • Barbara Homewood - 2013-04-14
    I don't have a reply I need HELP. I read all the articles and thought maybe you would have a suggestion. We have a cockatoo who is the love of our life...we had an Amazon that died and we were heart broken. Well yesterday we got a Red Lord Amazon and she (we think her name is Peggy) won't hardly allow me to touch her. I have got to get her to get on my hand by coming in behind when my husband is holding her. She LOVES him to where she will get off her cage already to walk to him. I am around these birds all the time as I work from home... I am her care giver but she lunges and shows signs of aggression when I go near her, any advice that can help me with this?
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Koko, unless the person you got the bird from knows its age... it will be a mystery forever. Birds just don't have any physical indications of age.



    Barbara, it sounds like you have a 'patience & love' scenario on your hands. Birds don't just love us because we want them to... we have to earn it and give them a reason to respond... usually lots of 'patience& love'... good luck:)
  • Daylan - 2013-05-13
    Barbara, Try removing your husband from the birds interaction. This will force it to interact with only you and may help you gain it's trust and affections faster. It may be the bird is just partial to men, perhaps it was owned originally by a man, who knows. Either way, by making sure you are the only one interacting with it until it comes to you with ease will be a key part in its retraining. Good luck!
  • Daylan - 2013-05-13
    Koko...check to see if it has a band on it's leg. The breeder info should be on that along with the year it was hatched.
  • Anonymous - 2013-07-31
    HI Barbara, the Red-Lored Amazon is normally very sweet natured and friendly. Give this one time, LOTS of time. keep interactions casual, friendly and offer treats. The birds do not transition quickly, you just need to be patient! Birds will grieve for former owners and other birds. Just give 'em time, and yourself as well.
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Helene Force - 2012-06-16
I have a red front amazon lord he is crazy and get's into alot of trouble runs around all day and plays has lots of toys and places to climb on he eats every meal with us and also has his food. I gave him the new round balls that are suppose to have all of the stuff he needs he won't eat it unless I put it with his regular seeds that he was brought up on. I also make him his own eggs with shells crushed up in it like I was told to do and got him that mix that you feed them from the store that you cook for them. He is very lean and the women that cuts his wings says he is too skinny does anyone no anything else that I can feed him to get a little weight gain on him? Please contact my email account if anyone has an idea thanks alot for your advise morgan really appreciates it.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-16
    You didn't mention how old your little fella was but it takes them about a year to year and a half to obtain solid body weight.  Nuts are high in fat content and will put on weight.  They are also good for them.  Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin A.  A huge research center (ARBC) stated in a book they wrote that walnuts were the perfect source of food for parrots.  You have to crack them for him.  So I don't know his age but it sounds like you are feeding him well - You might add a few pellets - and things like peanut butter and a little honey on a cracker won't hurt.  he can eat anything you eat that is nutricious.  So skip the chocalate and avocado is toxic but if you have meatloaf and mashed potatoe - he can have some.  Amazons are not supposed to be havy but yes they should be solid.  You can always feel the breastbone though.
  • Helene Force - 2013-07-05
    Thank you very much for answering me I haven't been on the computer I broke my leg so it was hard for me to get around which morgan loved because I stayed with him constantly. When I was in the hospital for three days he wouldn't hardly eat but as soon as I got home he was in my mouth eating my food instead of in his bowl he was very stuck to me like glue for a few weeks. He is now 6 years old has put on a lot of weight but as you said you can always see his breast bone. He does seem skinnier then other red fronts but not that much he eats like a pig but I always have to stay with him and not even move out of my chair or he stops eating. He is way too attached to me. People get mad at me because I don't like to go anywhere for a full day because I'm afraid he won't eat right I guess if he gets hungry enough he will eat. I am going to bring him to another place in petsmart that has a vet in it and see what she says when I get his wings clipped. The way he runs around the house after me he probably runs all his weight off. Thanks for getting in touch with me, I will be on more often now.
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sylvia leybourne - 2013-07-04
I have a red-lored amazon and she has been plucking her chest feathers out and she was a bred bird and she is about 5 - 6 years old. I could do with some help with her 2 get her feathers back in thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    Birds usually pluck their feathers in response to stress, or because they are bored. Has she had a change in environment recently? Or anything else that could cause her to stress? If so, you will want to address those issues. Make sure she isn't in a really noisy area and you may want to try covering her cage at night (if you don't already). She may just be bored. Does she get out of her cage very often? Take her out often (at least once a day) and also change out her toys regularly so she has new toys to stimulate her. In the meantime, there are neck guards you can put on her to help keep her from plucking any new feathers coming in. You may need to take her to a vet to get one. Good luck!
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Denise - 2013-03-30
Olive my 10 yr old blue fronted has had a stressful few months. Our house was destroyed by Sandy in October. We lived on the beach in Rockaway NY. It was the only home she every knew. I weaned her. She always had her flight wings and would spend alot of time in the kitchen perched on top of the cabinets, also loved looking out the windows bird watching. Overnight we all became homeless. I lucked out and found a pet store ( Animal Kingdom)upstate NY to take her in until I got settled somewhere. The staff there were great they took such good care of her. I visited her whenever I could. I finally was able to take her back last month. Wasnt easy finding some place to live because all of rockaway as homeless and looking for housing. We are living in a basement apartment in Brooklyn. I was so glad to get her reunited with my lab Sam. My question is Why is she losing feathers? She molted in the fall as usual and grew back all new feathers. We have forced air heat here. I kinda think its because the air might be too dry for her. My house had steam heat and also living by the ocean the air was never dry even in the winter. I had her wings clipped because I didnt want her the have an accident in her new surroundings. I started spraying her with water a few times a day it helped, finding less feathers on the floor. Do you think putting a cool mist humidifier by her cage would help? Thank You

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  • Denise - 2013-04-11
    Thanks David
  • Tracey - 2013-06-21
    Hi Denise, It appears that someone else might have responded to you, but I can't see the response...so I'll offer what I can. First, I'm sorry to hear that you & Olive experienced that tragedy! I'm glad to know that you are finding your way back to your normal life and that Olive is back home with you. There are a number of reasons that may cause feather loss, feather damage and plucking among them. However, my educated guess would be stress and change. As you know, parrots don't deal well with change and that routine is very important to them. Like you, Olive experienced a great trauma and is bound to suffer its affects both physically and mentally. It is entirely possible that her skin and feathers have been dried out by the change in humidity, but it's likely a combination of that and the stress she's been under. Please also remember that changes in 'climate', particularly in amount of light, temperature, and humidity levels, can induce hormonal and other physical changes in parrots. Also be sure to watch her for plucking. It sounds like you're taking steps to adjust the humidity for her, but do be careful in how often you spray her as too much water can dry her skin & feathers out. Aloe is a miracle plant for parrots and the people they own alike...use it - frequently. You can mist her with a water/aloe solution and even feed her aloe. A google search will provide the vast number of ways that human and bird can benefit from regular use. In the meantime, watch her carefully, take your cues from her about how she feels and what she wants, and offer her as much love, affection, and attention as she'll accept! Bravo on choosing the 'cool mist', just be sure to clean it daily to prevent bacteria growth.
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