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Blue Front Amazon is a very outgoing bird, a great performer and loves to talk!
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I have a blue-fronted amazon whose name is Cleo. He has had me for 4 yrs and is the love of my life. When I first got him, he could only say hello, and oh boy! Now, he talks non-stop with an extensive vocabulary. When he wants to be uncovered in the morning, he says, "goodmorning baby" in the sweetest little voice you have ever heard. He sings bad bird, bad bird, whatcha gonna do...whatcha gonna do when they come for you." He often asks me "What's that baby doing..huh?? He is an amazing bird. I have another blue-front named Coca who is totally opposite. She is very shy and quiet and talks only when she chooses to. With 6 birds in my house, the one thing I have learned is that each bird is totally different. Each has their own unique personality. The more you communicate with your bird, the more they will learn, but some choose to never talk and you have to accept them as they choose to be. Amazons are my favorite breed. I love their mischievious antics and their baby talk. Birds are different than any other pet. They choose who they will love! Some birds adjust to new environments quickly, others don't. It was months before Coco got comfortable enough to talk. Cleo never missed a step. If you are a new bird owner, be patient. They will come around in their own time and you will be greatly rewarded with their love when they do!
I adopted a 24 year old BL-Front , he spent his whole life living 8-months a year outside, then brought in for winters. Bit his only last owner. When we met it was love at first sight! His last owner was a man, needless to say he hates my husband. He lets me do anything with him. I love to hear him laugh, as he rolls on his back , he loves to be tickled. I was wondering why does he smell so sweet, like a fruity flower?
how can you tell if a blue fronted amazon is a boy or a girl
- Victoria Derrick, Florida
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The only way to tell is to have your bird DNA sexed. There is no physical differences that you can see.
I adopted a Blue Fronted Amazon two weeks ago, and though she's very tamed and came from a good home. She won't let us pat her or touch any parts of her feathers. She steps up for everyone in the home. She's not a big talker but makes this awful grudging noise when you put your hands near her. We love her, but not sure if she's the right one for our family or if we just need to give her more time. I have other birds in the house and they were different getting adjusted. Does anyone knows if Amazons are known for not letting you pat them?
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j smear -
We have a 12 year old blue face and she fusses when you try to pet her. The more you gently handle her the less she will fuss.If you think she will actually bite you you could wear a leather glove. Try associating food with touch and always move slowly and gradually. The more you show fear of her the more you will empower her. The more you interact with her the better.
You have to be a little more patient and give him more time, have one person only try to put his hand near him and eventually he will be more tolerant and you will enjoy his company.
Birds are different from any other pet. Some adapt really quickly, others do not. I have one who adapted in a few days and another that it tooks months for. Because of their intellect, you must gain their trust. Having said that, I wanted to let you know that I have never seen an Amazon parrot that liked to be touched on it's back. I think that may just be an Amazon thing and Amazons always growl when you do something they don't like. That's your warning..lol Amazons are not cuddly birds. While they like being held, it's usually on their terms and I have never seen a cuddly blue-front. Hope this helps.
I also have a blue front amazon named joey but he's half again as big as the one in this story. His father is even larger! Joey is about one and a half years old.
We got a blue fronted amazon parrot. He only likes our 13year old daughter and bites everyone around him. We do not know what he went through when he was younger but he is very beautiful.
We recently got a bfa. He is beautiful, but he was mistreated and abused. He will not let me or my husband near him, but he loves my 10 year old daughter, she can do anything she wants to him. She can spread his wings, pet him, he also regurgatates food for her. Hopefully one day we will be able to handle him like my daughter does. He talks very good, and does lots of tricks for us.
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.
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.
I adopted a BFA about 15 years ago..severely abused and neglected. It has taken me this long to undo some of the things that have been done and still he is unhandlable. In fact just today I got out my welding gloves so that I could clip his nails. But we still talk and play simple games. TIP: For every bad habit or abusive behavior learned by a BF, you'll spend years undoing them.