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Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
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Double Yellow-Headed Amazons are excellent talkers and frequently sing very well too!
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If I had been told five or six years ago that I would have a bird as a best friend I would say it was crazy, but here I am! My double yellow is named Sweetie. She is five years old, and I just love her. Sweetie had been sold by a local bird-shop owner, "half down, and the rest in thirty days when you pick her up". She was being boarded by my friend who breeds cockatiels, until the people came to pick her up. I moved here and was renting a room from my cockatiel breeding friend, and Sweetie started to make friends with me. Well, the people never came back to get her, and she just flirted with me, and kept it up until I gave in and payed the rest that was owed on her and bought her for myself. I don't think of her as a pet at all, but a very close friend and companion. She shares all my meals, and is very partial to Italian food. She has a great big cage, and lots of toys, and all my friends tell me that I spoil her rotten! She is very social, but doesn't like to be touched by strangers. With me she is very loving and sweet. I am so happy she came into my life, and look forward to spending the rest of my days with my l'il Sweetie!
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dr. matt hyde -
Awesome I was never a bird person until I went to parrot mountain in tennesse then I was hooked. I now have a double yellow head, a quake,r a green cheek conure, a sun conure and a nanday conure they are like small children.
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.
I purchased my Double yellow headed parrot as an egg, brought her home at 4 months, and fed her formula until she was old enough to feed herself. I have owned her for about 8 yrs now and I absolutely adore her. It's true that they are very noisy in the morning. If she hears my voice even slightly in the morning, she will be screaming for hours. She is extremely friendly but is rather aggressive and will bite if she is approached by a stranger. She speaks very well, and is no longer a pet to me but rather like my child. I adore her very much and am very pleased at how easily maintained she is. I wouldn't recommend a parrot if you have no time to give it attention because they require massive attention, and do get depressed very easily when they are ignored (a common sign of this is plucking their own feathers). She has a macaw cage and plenty of toys to keep her busy, although she is very picky with what she actually chooses to entertain herself with.
My family and I just got a new Double yellow headed Amazon. Her name is Ophelia and we think she will be great to own at our home. Just from hearing what the others wrote they sound like a joy and a lot of fun! Ophelia has a wide variety of words. She sings the funniest things! Like ,"It's too hot for chickens!" or ,"Yellow bird!". Before we bought Ophelia she was owned by a couple.I'm sure they just adored her! They went to pick the bird up at the couple's house because they could not care for her properly. I am sure they hated to see her go but it was best for the bird! I want to get her a leash and a collar. Ophelia is about six years old and hopefully will live for many years. I also hope that we can have all the great moments you have had wiith your birds and even more.
My double yellow headed amazon a great bird who has never broken skin in the 3 years we have had him. He is so sociable and lovey!
I got My Doublehead Yellow Amazon when he was 3 months old. He is now 7 months old and says many words and phrases, like what you doing?, where you going, hello, love you,bye bye, mama, makes the fire siren sound..lol learned that from my pager, and wolf whistles. Am trying to teach him a song now and he seems to be real interested. can't wait to see if he picks it up! A real joy to me and my chihuahuas love him too. He barks with them..lol
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.
My double yellow-headed Amazon is the best pet I ever had. I rescued him from someone who just didn't want him anymore. I thought, "What the heck!" and took him. I had parakeets before, but nothing compares to Oscar. I named him Oscar after Oscar Madison of "The Odd Couple." Oscar was, if you remember, the messy one. Well, "Oscar" is the perfect name for my lovable slob. He makes such a mess when he eats. And if I give him something soft to eat, like a piece of squash or other soft vegetable, he ends up with it all over his face. It's quite a sight. Oscar is very friendly with me, but not so with other people. I think it's because I am not afraid of him, I trust him, and he trusts me. We rough-house all the time. He rolls over and lets me scratch his belly. He likes to be scratched behind his "ears." He doesn't talk an awful lot, mostly "hi", "by" something that sounds like "grandma" and "Melissa". He laughs a lot, and when left alone, he can be heard chatting away as if he were talking to a friend on the phone. This is something he must have picked up from a previous owner. Overall, he is great to have around. He is very entertaining, and I'm so glad he likes me too.
We have owned our double yellow headed amazon for twelve years. His head is entirely yellow and so is named Sonny. He has the funniest personality and is the baby of the family. He can be tempermental at times but with a little food incentive (He loves to eat; especially french fries--he begs more than our dogs!)he is easily trained. He doesn't fly but enjoys piggy back rides on the family labradors. He keeps us laughing non-stop.
I think Louis is Yellow-Crowned not Double Yellow Head, isn't that right. Double Yellow head have their whole head yellow, Louis hasn't that. (Note from Editor: Loius is a juvenile Double Yellow-headed Amazon. He will get a full yellow head as he reaches maturity.)