Animal Stories - Mealy Amazon


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   The Mealy Amazon, one of the largest amazon parrots, is the gentlest and calmest of the group!
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Blossom - 2013-05-18
I am due to take on a rescue Mealy. All I know is that he/she (sex unknown) has been locked in a cupboard for 20 plus years and has been fed the incorrect food. I have also been advised that it will need to be covered every 2 hours or thereabouts as it cannot stand the daylight at the moment. This is supposed to be a short term foster but lets see how it goes! Luckily myself and my wonderful husband have time and patience galore. Feel this is going to a long road ahead. He/she is meant to be a short term foster but lets see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed we manage to settle this poor bird.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-18
    That is so nice that you are taking on this Mealy Amazon. I'm sure it will take time and patience to help it adapt, but I bet you will find yourself endeared by it. I took one in a number of years ago and found it a home. It wasn't from quite such a severe situation, but did have some pretty major adjustments. The biggest thing I noticed was what a very nice large Amazon it was (I've had all sorts of Amazons - large and small). It wasn't going to be so big on talking, but it seemed to be much less aggressive naturally than some of the other Amazons... less of a dominant attitude. I really liked this bird because of its temperament and was really tempted to keep it! So I think you'll enjoy your journey:) Good luck.
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salman - 2011-12-04
We keep the amazon parrot mealy and he is attract soo soon in 1 week. He is so friendly and gentleman. I am soo happy with Yago he speak soo early in 1 week he said 1 apple. It is a very good parrot. Yago we love him soo much he also love our soo much

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    So glad you enjoy. Mealy's make excellent talkers and they love opera.
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Pam - 2009-02-07
I have had my Mealy for 3 years now. I just love my LeeRoy. He is so gentle and loving with my family even my 80 year old grand mother holds him. He has to love Nannie every night before he goes to bed. I bought him because I always go for the underdog and he definitely seemed like the underdog in the birdstore because only the people that worked there would handle him. Not being the brightest colored bird no one seemed to want him. Now I wouldn't trade him for anything. He used to "ride" on my Labrador's back (we lost her in March of 2008). LeeRoy really misses Whitney. He talks almost all the time and has a very large vocab. When Icome home from work everyday he says "Hi Mom" Then "Umm Bite Apple", meaning hi mom can you get me some apple... He is such a joy in our lives and I think he loves my Nannie more than me.

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    Hi I've had my mealy for 9 years now! And when you talk about your nan it's my youngest daughter mine is obsessed with!...been like that since she was a baby! And now she's 7 he's still the same he follows her by walking not flying even though he can!...and also I have 4 labs and breed them and he's always on their backs and barks like them and also tells them get bed ...oh and feeds them! And when we have puppys he has get in basket with them, be honest I think he thinks hes a dog! We got another amazon orange winged rescued for him oh he loves her but still he likes to spend time with the dogs!
  • cute - 2011-10-11
    Does he watch t.v. and eat with you?
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Kim - 2010-11-07
Hard to believe the bird everyone is talking about is the same as ours! We have had our Mealy Amazon for about 15 years (she is 17). She is very sweet and loving but is a very loud screamer, actually more of a honker. We keep her with other birds in the family room because she screams less if we are around. She does not play much no matter what kind of toy we try. She doesn't seem very happy. Just curious if anyone else has seen these traits in their Mealy.

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  • Melanie Stewart - 2011-01-16
    Hi ,

    I have the same issue. I adopted a 3 year old mealy about 9 years ago and she will bite just about anyone, she is ok with my partner and will tolerate me. She was given to us due to the screaming and biting and the people that had her had a young child. About 2 years ago we adopted another mealy, he is about 5 now and is the nicest bird that I have ever handled. The female bird is wonderful with him, however she still screams the house down. We have tried everything from covering her and using a water pistol, none have worked. We have now resorted to removing her from the living room where they stay, to another room for 5 minutes, this seems to be working better, she hates not knowing what is going on and is always so happy to see you when you go to bring her back. Been doing this for about 3 months now and have seen lots of improvement .She still has her moments but the threat of the other room is working more.
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RICK TRAMUTA - 2010-09-20
I just purchased my farinosa that was sadly kept, like a scene from animal cops. Never touched or any interaction at all and yet i believe will come around. Even with all of that he shows its gentile giant character showing a lot of potential. Love em.

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Leslie - 2009-05-15
We have had our Mealy for over 20 years...he is in his mid twenties. Apollo is an amazing parrot, so sweet and gentle. He is mellow and relaxed most of the time but when he yells, watch out! The phrase gentle giant definitely fits his personality. We are so lucky to have him in our lives and look forward to many more years with him!

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    I've had my mealy for 8 years now! But saved him from a neighbor who I was good friends with, bought him not knowing anything about him! They never let him out and their kids abused him with all sorts of sticks!....asked them to sell him to me cause they didn't look after him and plus when I was there he would only go to me ..he was scared death of coming out of his cage!...Anyway he's been with me 8 years and he's a godsend talks loads and cage is always open! He walks round my house with all my dogs and kids!....I got a rescue amazon orange winged for a mate he loves her ...she was a wild bird now she's better with people and talks cause of him!....and she will sit on your hand when he's on....my mealy is called burt not my choice of name but he knows it.
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Guy from iceland - 2008-01-17
I have had my Amazon Mealy for 6 months now and he's great! But he

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    My mealy loves to shower and get sprayed, spreads his wings and says to me oh yes! Sounds well if the windows are open!....mine loves his cage but he shares it with another amazon orange winged I resued! He loves it he needed a mate he spent a lot of time with my dogs in a way he thought he was a dog! He eats with them followed them ...even though he could fly he preferred to walk haha!
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Anonymous - 2007-02-17
Just got a mealy amazon and they are the most friendly parrots i have come across. they are very gentle to everyone and very playful.

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David March - 2006-12-27
We just got a 15 yr old BLIND Mealy. I purchased him on Christmas Eve 2006. He has Cataracts in both eyes, poor thing :( Paco is the nicest bird that you could ask for. I also own a Moluccan Cockatoo & a Senegal parrot. Paco is adapting very well to his new home and boy what an appetite he has. Happy Holidays from David & Ronna 2006 So. Cali.

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Maya - 2006-09-07
My mealy, Benny, is my baby. He refers to me as "sweetie" - he's quite the ladies' man. He is extremely active and can be VERY loud! He has an uncanny knack for ruining the good parts of movies with his chicken impression. I would advise anyone looking to get an amazon that they are very rambunctious and strong-willed, and you always have to be one step ahead of them!

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