Animal Stories - Orange-winged Amazon

Animal-World Information about: Orange-winged Amazon

   The Orange-winged Amazon is a charming, beautiful pet bird and a pretty good talker!
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Bobbi - 2008-09-25
My OWA did not turn out to be a good situation. The seller said he was tame and talking, but turned out he was NOT tame OR talking, a biter, and had a serious screaming issue. I had him for a year and did try hard to make him pet quality but he never really came around, and everyone in my home had enough of his brainshaking screams. I was forced to rehome him and he is now in a breeding program and is doing fine. I encourage potential buyers to have a lengthy visit with the bird they plan to purchase, and if you can't handle it, find another! Keep in mind there is no rush in getting a bird, and they live as long as hummans so the right selection is very important.

Kirsten - 2008-08-20
Please anyone tell me more about these green winged amazons. I'm getting one either tonite or tomorrow and all I know is that it needs attention. All info. is appreciated hopefully I can get some very shortly so I know what to expect and what to do before I get this beautiful bird in my household.

KiKi - 2008-08-15
I got my OW from a breeder when he was 3 weeks old. He is now 2 months old. He is really active and affectionate! I have fun making him different things every day. Its great to watch what he really loves and what he doesn't. One of his favorite things I make for him is whole wheat waffles with tons of fruits, vegetables, and seeds in them. I say hi to him so much I think that will be his first word! He hasn't started "screaming" yet.....

Niki Cook - 2008-06-15
I am the proud owner of a rescued Orange Wing Amazon. Her name is Thunder, she is now 17 years old. I have had her for almost 3 years now. I rescued her from a woman who rescued her from someones lanai. She had spent 10 years out there with no one to talk to or to even listen too. She could not speak, the only noises she did make were loud screaming, and barking like an alligator. My mom and dad originally rescued her and she had been at their house about 3 days when I first met her. She hadn't eaten and hadn't peeped a peep. I walked in and said hello and she started yelling and making all kinds of noise. I walked up to her cage and asked her to step up and up she came. She crawled up to my shoulder where she perched for over an hour nestled up to my neck. I tell everyone that I didn't believe in love at first sight until I met Thunder, and it was truly love at first sight.
I will never own another breed without at least having my Thunder first... I recently acquired a male and was wondering if I could get some advice. It seems that the two of them are bonded, I need to know what their typical behavior is when it comes to breeding, both before and after..

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zara robinson - 2008-03-27
My friend brought me a orange winged amazon 5 days ago, she 10 months old! She's beautiful, I named her harriet aka mad harry! The only thing that concerns me is she will let me scratch her head through the cage but won't let me go near her inside the cage, will this change? I've never had a parrot, I'm trying not to take things to fast for her. Also she can say hello but only ocassionally unless there's a man in the house, she goes mad giggling saying hello really trying to get their attention! Will she have this bond with me eventually? thanks guys! Send me an email if you can help.

Angela Kate Brown - 2007-11-03
I have owned several parrots over the past 20 years, and after the death of my precious Cockatoo several months ago I just didn't think I would ever be ready for another bird. I had a chance to get an OW that needed a home, although it was so much sooner than I had counted on. At first I was so overwhelmed by this energetic, laughing ball of green feathers that I didn't realize she was showing me how much she liked being in her new place (even under the watchful eyes of 2 cats). It took very little time to establish a small household routine that she seems to like, and a little adjustment with her food. I knew from a past parrot that Amazons can be moody, so she has certain toys that she can beat up on, and she will even chase me to get them out of my hand. I can also tell her happy and content times by her movements and sounds. She is always watching my expressions and words like she wants to talk, but only manages to 'squawk' out the sound. These pets are just like children, so you need to remember to monitor everything they are doing outside of that cage! Life is never dull with a Parrot.

Joan - 2007-09-05
Hi, my family got Robbie, our Orange Wing Parrot, about a year and half ago. Robbie is great! He was almost 5 years old when we got him. He loves a lot of attention and lets you know when he wants it with loud squaking. He won't let us touch him but he will let us open his cage so that he can climb around on it and play. I hope that one day he will trust me enough to touch him. He has really taken to me (mom) - he does not trust my husband to get too close to him. Although, he will let him put him to bed at night. If I (mom) put him to bed at night he cries just like a baby. It will break your heart! I recommend an OW Parrott to anyone that wants a companion. Robbie is great!

Sue Sep 1, 2007 - 2007-09-01
My husband and I just bought an Orange Winged Amazon today from a wonderful bird breeding store. We already have parakeets and a Green-Cheek Conure, who we got at this time last year.
I had wanted an Eclectus female, but my husband fell in love with this bird about a month ago. We have been back to the store twice already to see the Eclectus babies that were there (and already spoken for) and my husband just played with Clemmie. So when we arrived today, "Clementine" (we named her) was still in the store and not spoken for. She actually called to me when she saw me come in. I had her sit with me for over an hour and of course, I am now totally in love with this bird as well, so we decided to take her home. She is still being hand fed and will move in next weekend.
I believe it was meant to be because her acutual birthday is our wedding anniversary, June 15th. She is going to be another great addition to our pet household and I cannot wait for her to be with us! I'm impressed with what I have read about this particular species already on this site and other locations.

Tery Dombrowski - 2007-06-01
My OW Amazon was a surrender at the animal hospital I work at. She boarded with us for months on end, due to an illness with the owner. She was 20 when I got her, obese, arthritic and so bored!! I have gotten her on a great adventurous diet, given her a variety of foot toys to help with dexterity. All OW's look so wise... I don't think I could ever own another breed. Pepita is now 26, and the center of the household. She holds a place in the family that she has always deserved, and I am so happy I gave her a chance at happiness.

Dani - 2007-05-01
I have had my Orange Winged Amazon, Evie, since she was a featherless baby, she is now 2 years old, and is the light of my life. Evie is delightful to interact with, she whistles, dances, and talks alot considering that she is still very young. I recently bought a lovebird a couple of months ago, and Evie is already calling his name and yelling at him to get his attention. She is amazingly affectionate, and loves cuddles and conversations. She is also very personable, and adores to be the center of attention. Evie is a wonderful companion, she is like a child to me, and i love her dearly. I would recommend an Orange Winged Amazon to anyone who is willing to devote the time, energy and patience as you would to a small child.