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Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
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Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
Double Yellow-Headed Amazons are excellent talkers and frequently sing very well too!
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Hi, have just acquired a wonderful double yellow-naped amazon (Jazz) she is just great. After having been with people who rarely interacted with her she was given to a wonderful "bird rescue" lady. At that time you could not get near her at all but with gentle handling she came around in two weeks. I brought her home and just sat next to cage for a while but was soon handling her, we made friends. I also have an Umbrella Cockatoo and Blue Front Amazon. I enjoy their calls and speech, share meals with them, couldn't ask for better companions. Got to go and get them up for our breakfast and chit chat session. Thanks for all the information Rita
My Double Yellow Headed Amazon D.J. is the best! All the other birds are wanna-bes!
I adopted my double yellow headed (dyh) amazon about 4 years ago thru a neighbor who was bird sitting for an "alleged" breeder. The owner didn't like the bird, and the bird HATED the owner. I kept Homer (my dyh amazon) for two weeks and could not let him go back. ONE time the former owner came to see him because he could not believe Homer sat on my shoulder or gave babies kisses, etc., and the minute the man walked in my house Homer lost it and was very, very upset. Homer was supposed to be about 8 or 9 years old when I got him (at a discount because Homer was a "mean" bird) and now he is upset if my 7 year old doesn't speak to him when he gets home from school! What a mean bird! Also, he's in love with my dauther in law, good taste in women!I used to walk him to a neighbor who was dying of cancer at the time and he sat on my shoulder thru the woods, up the back stairs and right to my friend. Homer went right to our neighbor every time we visited. He's not always verbal but has body language & behaviors; but he has a family, and I have chosen not to ever breed him. I find sites and play the wild (free) amazons for him. He's got a band aound one leg, no doubt hatched & raised in captivity but he's part of our family, yet I still see how he responds to the sounds of the free birds. I feel guilty, but know he can never live in the wild. I am glad he is with us now. At least for now he gets to rule the roost. He supposedly has been DNA sexed but I have never seen the papers. That doesn't matter since we won't breed him and he is just one of us. Would never had imagined I could love one feathery critter so much. He is, for all his crabby ways, a life long friend.
I have owned my Yellow Crowned Amazon, Bimini, since 1976; that makes him about 30 years old. He is a 1-man bird, loves me but is skeptical about anyone else. He has a pretty good vocabulary -- pretty bird, hello how are you, wolf whistle, hi I'm Bimini. He still calls for Lila the cat who has been dead now for fifteen years. (Breaks my heart.) Since we live in the Florida Keys, he stays outside year-round in or on his cage in the shade with the door open, loves a misting with the garden hose, alerts us at sundown, lets us know it is dinner time. (He loves meat and potatoes, a meat-eating parrot, exceedingly rare.) Although his wings are not clipped, I still take him around for a bike ride on my shoulder sometimes when things are quiet. He is in great shape, never had a sick day in his life. Evidently they live forever.
Hi, I just got a double yellow amazon about a month ago... I work at a pet store and raised the bird from a baby and had never heard him talk or anything. In the month I have had him, he has learned 20+ different words and the complete "Adams Family" whistle. These birds are very vocal and great to have around. I like him a lot and hope that others get into the bird hobby.
I have had my Double Yellow Headed Amazon for 7 yrs. His name is TUT. He is estimated to be 39 yrs.old. He follows me everywhere I go when he gets on the floor. When I sit on the couch, he gets on the back of it and he grooms my hair. Or takes out the ornamentations I may have in it! He gives me kisses and cuddles up to me. Although he may have his bad habits at times, I could not ask for a better partner in life! I love the way he talks,laughs,and sings.
Double Yellow Headed Amazons are a great companion, but to understand and co-exist with this species you must understand they must have their personal space. They have a "bubble" that surrounds them and if you understand and respect the amazon quirks these parrots can be a great companion. At least in my expereiance.
I have had my parrot for about 14 or 15 years and it is the most wonderful pet in the world to own. He says various words and phrases and even mimmicks my laugh.....they are such a joy to have around.
My Double headed Yellow amazon is the best specie I have owned thus far. IT will show alot of afection, loves to be held and show off. Mine is one year old and will say 5-6 words and phrases. Extremely intelligent.