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Patricia - 2006-05-18
I have a 45 year old Orange-Winged Amazon. His name is Fred he was my grandparents bird but he bonded to me about 5 days after i met him. They were moving and he came to stay with us until they were settled in but since he took to me and our landlord made an exception on the no animal rule, i got to keep him. He's quite noisy and only friendly with me and my brother, he bites at everyone else.

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jessica - 2006-05-10
It was "love at first sight" when I saw my orange-winged Amazon in the pet store. The workers were amazed with how quickly he warmed up to me. Needless to say, I fell in love and frequently visited him in the pet store. In February, I entered the store to see a "Sold" sign on his cage...my mom bought him for me as my college graduation gift! Ben is a happy, healthy, and spoiled 8 year old Amazon. He loves to wake the whole family up at 6 am for his breakfast and a scratch on the head and then proceeds to take a nap once everyone else is awake. I could never imagine my life without Ben. He brings smiles to the faces of everyone in my family, whether by whistling at my mom when she enters the room, barking when the dog barks, and begging to be let out of his cage with the words "Come on, come on." I was told that parrots choose their owners, and I couldn't be happier that Ben chose me!

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robin - 2006-04-29
this is our first experience with a amazon. we learn everyday something new everyday. i have found that s/he likes to be next to my cockietiel(spelling) and is happy to talk to him. s/he is just a year old and already saying a few things that s/he learned from moe the cockietel. if we don't talk to him when coming in he will squawk until we do. he has to be the center of attention. robin

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todd campbell - 2006-04-24
I have two Green-Cheeked amazons, Lalo and Paco. Although, judging by their behaviour(it's spring time)now I think now that Lalo is really a girl so I need to call her something else. I am going to get a nesting box just in case. I teach in Mexico and got the birds from a student so I don't know what sex they are. Lalo is the more affectionate of the two. Paco, much like Lolita of the first writer's comment, likes to laugh at me after nipping. I thought that he was the only bird to do that. They both let us know when it's time for dinner by yelling "Karla" (my wife, but the interesting thing is that I am the one that feeds them! They have an array of whistles and say "hello", "cotorro", "cotorrito","Karla" and chatter in a way that is distinctly un-parrot but not really understandable as either Spanish or English.

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Marissa - 2006-04-21
i have a mexican red head, his name is binkey. he is 12 years old. he likes sunflower seeds and he likes it if you pet him only if you know him really good. he knows how to say alot of words. i love him lots. from marissa

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K.Miller - 2006-04-13
We have a 6 year old Double Yellow Head named Ziggy. We purchased him from a breeder at the age of 10 months. He "chose" me from the moment I entered her shop.

I must say he has certainly made a difference in our lives. We would be lost without his daily antics. And yes he is bonded much more to me then to my husband but allows dad to be the taxi service from his cage or parrot stand in order to get to mom!

I highly recommend everyone do their research before acquiring any exotic bird. They can be a true joy but also one must be forever aware of their mood swings, reading their eyes & body language and understanding that this is a lifetime commitment. They are flock creatures and you and your family are now their flock & they insist upon being a part of the daily happenings.

As I'm typing this Ziggy is sitting on my leg awaiting a trip to the shower, then will sit in the bathroom window yelling out to anyone that walks by.....a hearty wolf whistle, followed by a sing songy heeelllooooo, followed by a cheerful Good Morningggggg, followed up by a pitiful bye byeeeee.

Yes, life in our household would be a great deal quieter without him... but also a lot less humorous.


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shirley - 2006-04-09
Hi My name is Shirley, I have had my Yellow Naped for 24 yrs. He is a charmer. Loves the whole family. He can sing several songs including Happy Birthday. He imitates several animal sounds. He can sing a certain song by the way I wave my hand. He has been healthy all of his 25 yrs. He does have some swear words that he picked up from his previous owner during his first year of life. He still remembers them at times, especially if he gets mad or excited or people are loud. He even remembers his previos owners name of 24yrs ago, which was Clare and Tony. He mimics a radio scanner, this is so funny. We feed him fruits and green veg. and parrots food sold commerically. Loves pizza crust! He loves the shower. I bring him in the shower with me and he perches on a shower rail and seys OH BOY. he just loves the shower. I even shampoo him and dry him with a dryer.
He sits on the toilet seat and loves the air from the dryer. "Take a while to dry a bird!!" I just love this guy, he has been very entertaining.

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tia - 2006-04-06
i love my blue fronted amazon. she is beautiful and nice. her name is recko and she is funny. she knows how to sing god bless america

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Doug - 2006-03-25
We had a Green Cheeked Amazon given to us about eight years ago. We think he is about 18 years old now. His name is Jerry. He does talk a little. He says Hello, Hi Bud, Hi Jerry. His favorite things to mimick is a rooster crow, clucks like a chicken, cries like a baby, complete with sniffles in between. He is our watch bird sitting in our front window. We always know when someone walks by the house and he lets us know when someone comes into the yard. He loves to have his neck scratched and will cuddle up in my hand and let me pet him. We have to be very careful when we have company because he gets very jealous and will attack someone who hugs my wife. I take him to the school and he loves to show off and make sure he is the center of attention. He is a great pet and a lot of fun.

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Louie Aguilar - 2006-03-22
Well, we were blessed with Manolo, our Mexican Red-Crown Amazon, almost two years ago. Originally, he was with my cousin and her husband who had him for 6 mos. They caught him flying around their neighborhood. They gave him to me, since they did not have the time for him, and felt he would be better in my care. With a lot of patience, Manolo came around and allows me and my partner to handle him. He seems to prefer males, as opposed to females. I estimate that Manolo is probably less than 3 years old. He doesn't talk yet, but loves to mimick our flock of cockatiels. He is the sweetest bird who lives for scritches. I love their sweet smell!

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