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The Orange-winged Amazon is a charming, beautiful pet bird and a pretty good talker!
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I would recommend an orange-winged amazon parrot to anyone, they are fun and can be your best friends for life. I got my parrot from my uncle when he was just a weaned baby, from the wild, in Trinidad, and altough i'm here in the U.S, my grandmother takes care of him to this very day. his name is Victor and he's about 18-20 years old. he's good at repeating his name and singing beautiful melodies when you drum or sing for him. He has a special bond with me, but especially my grandmother who he sees as his mother. he follows her everywhere, and comes out of his cage and perches on the stool in the kitchen when she's cooking. He's trained and would never fly away. Want a friend for life, get a parrot.
i just got lucky LOL (no pun intended) my apparent 8 year old OW amazon parrot from a lady who was too busy for it anymore. its name is lucky, im not sure if its a boy or girl tho. doesnt talk for the old owner so im hoping it will for me someday. the bird was strongly bonded with her daughter and would attack her daughters b/f. ive had lucky out of the cage crawling around on me just fine but he really took to my g/f and his eyes light up when she speaks to him. he loves her very much. ive been sure to hug her around him so that he will get used to me and her together and not think of me the same way he thought of the old owners daughter b/f. cant wait to spend many years with lucky :)
I believe all birds should be cared for the same way. you always have to buy them new toys, feed them the right things, give them a lot of exersise, and pay much attention to them. you need to love and care for them. my bird is in love with me and we are best friends!
dont give your bird chocolate, it could hurt it!
I have a 45 year old Orange-Winged Amazon. His name is Fred he was my grandparents bird but he bonded to me about 5 days after i met him. They were moving and he came to stay with us until they were settled in but since he took to me and our landlord made an exception on the no animal rule, i got to keep him. He's quite noisy and only friendly with me and my brother, he bites at everyone else.
It was "love at first sight" when I saw my orange-winged Amazon in the pet store. The workers were amazed with how quickly he warmed up to me. Needless to say, I fell in love and frequently visited him in the pet store. In February, I entered the store to see a "Sold" sign on his cage...my mom bought him for me as my college graduation gift! Ben is a happy, healthy, and spoiled 8 year old Amazon. He loves to wake the whole family up at 6 am for his breakfast and a scratch on the head and then proceeds to take a nap once everyone else is awake. I could never imagine my life without Ben. He brings smiles to the faces of everyone in my family, whether by whistling at my mom when she enters the room, barking when the dog barks, and begging to be let out of his cage with the words "Come on, come on." I was told that parrots choose their owners, and I couldn't be happier that Ben chose me!
I've had Gonzo my orange winged amazon for 14 years now ( he is 19 ).
I adopted him from his previous owner who could't care less about him.
He is the most loving and affectionate bird. He gets along well with my 3 other birds, a quaker, moustached parakeet and conure. I trained him to break balloons and if he ever see's one he goes after it. He is so bonded to me that he screams when I leave the room. These birds make excellent pets. He loves to go outside for walks with me. He is also the mascott of our classic car cruise-in and goes weekly.
Our family recently aquired a male Orange Winged Amazon named Gonzo. He came from a breeder who owned another bird that had come from a shelter. The other bird has taught Gonzo to bark like a little dog both loudly and quietly as if imitating a dog that is outside. It is so funny. He is 8 months old and is now imitating the wolf call whistle and will bark like a dog when he wants attention. He is extremely loveable and a wonderful addition to our family. He is a little jealous of our cherry headed conure but I am sure that will pass in time. His favorite treats are pistachios and Almonds in the shell.
My orange wing amazon called Billy is 24 years old! However I'm only 11! He squauks very loudly when he sees my family eating! He flew away 18 years ago; but we got him back - thanks to next doors dog! He eats everything we eat as well as cat food, if you give him something like a chocolate digestive biscuit he will scrape off all the chocolate then throw away the biscuit!
i have had a 10 month old orange winged amazon for a week now and i personally think it is one of the most affectionate birds ever! It acts like a baby cockatoo and loves to be held by anyone who will hold it. If you get a baby hand fed orange winged amazon you are most definitely in for a treat! already says hello and has only been here for a week! HIGHLY recommended bird!