Animal Stories - Blue-fronted Amazon


Animal-World Information about: Blue-fronted Amazon

   Blue Front Amazon is a very outgoing bird, a great performer and loves to talk!
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joyce - 2011-11-10
I got my blue fronted amazon 3 weeks ago when I first went near her she attacked me I had to go to the hospital for a tetanus as she bit hard on my lip so as it didn't put me off her I stop all people coming to visit after a week she has come on to my hand let me tickle her neck played with me. However my daughter stayed over for a night and the next morning today she started to go for me and tried to bite me is she jealous? I feel this is a step back for us help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-11-11
    How old is your Blue-Fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva)? Is she an older bird that came to you from another home where she was possibly abused? It definitely sounds like she is jealous when you interact with other people, that sounds like it is the reason for her aggressiveness. Blue-fronted Amazons often pick a 'favorite' person, however if they are socialized frequently with many people (and from a young age) they can be friendly with many people. If she is an older bird, it may take a lot of time, patience, and socialization with other people to turn her around.
  • joyce - 2011-11-13
    She is 3 years old she has bonded to my daughter who only visits once a week I'm with her all day and night I feed her clean her but she doesn't like me help I don't want to part with her but feel I have no choice she just won't bond with me HELP ...joyce
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Lucy - 2004-06-07
I love my blue fronted amazon, He is sitting on my knee as I type this. He is 4 years old and not yet fully tame, though he enjoys being scratched and coming out of his cage, he is not fully confident with handling - but thats part of that I love about him.
He is such a valuable member of my family and I love him to bits!
Tip :
Be quiet around amazons!

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  • Patricia Krause - 2011-08-16
    Why do you say be quiet around amazons??
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Wanda Carter - 2011-08-02
I rescued a blue front from a sweet loving owner. Her name is Milo. Her owner had her for 7 years and Milo does not like children. She has a young grandaughter that Milo would try to bite her. She called my vet where I take my rescues. I love all birds but thought I could find her a loving home. Betty (her previous owner)brought her to me and the minute I met Milo was LOVE at first sight. I have had her for over a year and she is a treat to me. She can sing opera and whistle the theme to Andy Griffin. She is the one loves of my life and will be with me unit one of us part this world.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-02
    They are wonderful pets. Many amazons are not "in love" with the commtion of children - just going in and out, the playing, doors and background noise. Most do well in a more laid back enviornment. Blue front is a real social feathered fun type that loves his human.
  • Derrick - 2011-08-03
    Just, please do be very careful. Amazons are reknown for having a very nasty temper. (both of ours have worse tempers than my too) :/
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sandy - 2011-07-25
I have a 2 yr old blue-fronted amazon and I have to say he is so funny. When I first got him he would say hello and whistle. Now he repeats a lot of words my fiance says. One day he was squalking so my fiance said no no no Sam and when he turned his back Sam the bird yelled NO NO NO. My fiance was rolling on the floor and loves this bird so much. It's like one of our kids. I enjoy this amazon so much he is alot of fun ,dont give up on your parrot the are really like children,

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-26
    If you TALK to your amazon - they TALK, the LEARN, they CONVERSE. Just has to make sense to them. My panama (Peppy) loved the Nija Turtles and watched it all the time. Company came over one evening and Peppy was usually out and he said very clearly "drop your drawers, I have a pistol" I am still after 10 years laughing at that. One time I had to board him and when I picked him up he said over and over "where'd you go"
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Ruby - 2010-11-06
My blue fronted Amazon is named Zachary. He is quite a character. Zachary has been under my care for almost 3 years. His first two winters with me, Zachary has been brought inside. I'm wondering if this is necessary? I prefer to keep him outside because he doesn't like my boyfriend. I live in California and I think the coldest temperature here in winter is around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. How cold is too cold for the bird? Somebody Help.

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  • M - 2010-11-19
    These are TROPICAL birds. When you hear the word TROPICAL what do you think? Warm! Even 60 degrees can be a bit chilly for these birds. They also need humidity. Please, for the sake of your bird, do some research, it's not that hard!
  • Anonymous - 2010-12-29
    You better bring him inside or get your boyfriend out.
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Ruby - 2010-11-06
I have a BF Amazon named Zachary. He has been under my care for two years going on three. The first two winters he has been brought inside but this year we want to try keeping him outside. I have a question, how cold is too cold for Zachary to stay outside? We live in San Jose, California and I think the coldest it gets here is around 30 degrees farenheit. Please help. I'm very worried. He likes being loud so this is why we can't keep him inside.

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Janet - 2010-11-06
Also barbara: my name is janet I comment on hawkeye my mom's bird and I don't know if I'll ever see this site again just surfing web trying to find out if there's any way we can tell the age of this blue fronted amazon without taking to vet or paying for the advice............since I don't know how I stumbled upon this site please email me at spunkymissy@yahoo.com if you can help. Thanks.

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Janet - 2010-11-06
Hello barbara: I picked you to comment to due to your name; my mom, barbara has a blue fronted amazon parrot I know he's at least 20+ yrs old; only because he's been in family that long was my uncle's bird and they had him when his son was a little tyke.........now grown young man. My mom has had him last 10 yrs and she is wondering how to find out how old he (Hawkeye, is his name) is? Do you know or do you have any sites to suggest that will help me find out? There has got to be some way of estimating it; for example: I know for a fact you can estimate a horses age by looking into their mouth at their teeth. Is there any suggestions here on finding out how old this bird actually is? By the way he's a good bird, and my uncle was a trucker and took him and his dog with him on the big truck during week while working the reason he gave Hawkeye to my parents was afraid the bird would cuss the cops out if he ever got stopped...........yes Hawkeye does cuss......and laugh a lot.

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leslie - 2010-10-30
I have adopted a blue fronted amazon about a week ago and he seems to be untamed and have not vocabulary what so ever. It doesnt sound like he even knows how to whistle. He always makes the same sound. He is 7 years old and I am working on building trust with him. He does take treats from my hand and comes to me when he knows he's about to get one. What I want to know is if anyone else has experienced something similar as far as with age and untamed and where they possible to tame him and get him to talk since he is already 7.

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-31
    Congrats on your new bird. Amazon's have a great memory, so it will definitely be a time thing to encourage new types of behavior. Sounds like you are off to a good start. Each bird has its own personality and temperament, so there is no definite answer. I'd be patient and keep on working with him, and see what kind of results you get.
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Sonny - 2010-10-04
Hi, my name is Sonny. Me and my fiance picked up Belle, a 15 year old BF Amazon about 2 days ago. She is beautiful and you can tell she has a lot of character. The original owner was an older woman who has had her for 13 years. She is still timid about us since we have gotten her, but I am worried that she may not get used to me or like me as much as she might like my fiance. I have had different kinds of parrots such as Conures, Parakeets, and Cockatoos.. and they have all become very attached to me because I was the face to face owner since they were very young. Would anyone know any good ways of getting her to be as happy with me as she would be with my fiance? I'm hoping she accepts me!

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