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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Michelle Holm - 2006-01-21
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.

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NATE - 2005-12-22
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!

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Kelly Stone - 2005-11-03
I have owned my Orange-winged Amazon for 20 years and I love her dearly. She was not a baby when my father brought her home; I think there were at least two owners before me. She was scared of everything and trusted no one. It took several years for her to trust me. I was patient and loving and gave her lots of attention. She was very afraid of hands and feet but loved faces. I believe she was mishandled by someone before I found her. She is scared of most strangers, tolerates women and has always disliked men. After several years of marriage she has started to tolerate my husband. She is a wonderful companion. She has her moments of being loud; sometimes the neighbors can hear her across the street when all the doors and windows are closed. She seems to have psychologically dominated every dog I have owned; they are all scared of her (with out ever having physical contact). I have never been able to teach her to talk, however she does whistle and laugh when I whistle or laugh. She loves to eat ice cream out of her own spoon! She calls me when she wants attention, is very curious and loves to explore new places (inside cabinets and on top of furniture). She can get carried away and has destroyed wooden objects in the home (furniture and crown molding), and sometimes entire plants. We have developed a wonderful relationship and only I know what she wants and how she is feeling at any certain time of the day.

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Deb - 2005-10-18
Hi. I have had an amazon parrot now for about 6 months. He came from a home with no love, toys, etc! He used to be shut in a room all on his own. Now I have him taking food from me and I can stroke his head all the time. He is still scared of some of his toys I have bought him...LOL... But I feel that I'm getting there. He spends most of his day out of his cage. I wish he would be more sociable with others, but I guess that will come in time. ps. What a great site this is!

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Trina - 2005-10-13
Hi! I have a 2 1/2 year old orange winged amazon. His name is Paco and he is a hoot! He says, "Good morning", "bye-bye" "wanna take a bath", "I love you", "wanna go outside", "hello", "good boy Paco", "bad boy paco", "stop that", "don't you do that", "step up", "ok", "what?", "bad dog", "huh", "are you a good boy", just to name a few of his phrases! I was told that orange winged amazons did not talk well...they have never met Paco! For the most part he is an awesome addition to our family. He does however have one bad habit...he likes to scream at the top of his lungs when you leave the room! Hopefully we will be able to modify this behavior with time.

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pass1oo - 2005-10-02
HI TO ALL YOU PARROT LOVERS. I GOT MY FIRST ORANGE-WINGED AND HE IS JUST STUNNING. HE BARKS LIKE A DOG, WOLF WISTLES, AND ANSWERS THE PHONE BY MAKING THE NOISE OF ONE. JUST GREAT FUN TO HAVE AS A PET. I ALSO FIND THIS BREED OF PARROT VERY WASTEFUL, DROPS ALOT OF HIS FOOD AND TREATS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CAGE. DOES NOT LIKE TO BE HANDLED BUT WILL TAKE FOOD FROM YOUR HAND. I DO NOT KNOW HOW OLD HE IS....I KEEP SAYING HE AS HE DOES NOT LIKE HUMAN MALES ONLY FEMALES. HIS NAME IS LEO. WELL I THINK I HAVE SAID ENOUGH ABOUT MY BABY. BYE BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND TO OTHERS...but most important be kind to your parrot.

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joe - 2005-09-21
I bought my Orange-winged from a pet shop here in kuwait not knowing the age. her age from the eyes, it seems she must be older than 3 yrs. I have her for 11 months, she seems afraid all that time. just last week she stepped on my hand, good progress. she is quiet and in the morning she makes one long sound like starting an engine.

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Bilgin Anatolia - 2005-09-10
I have an Orange wing Amazon. Although I bought him untamed he soon understood I meant him no harm and will provide him with food and water. I studied animal behaviour and formed some of my own opinions about animal intelligence and habits. Within one year I had my "untame" Orange wing Amazon flying around my gardens in London City and coming back, totally free and at liberty for a day or more. This is a very, very brief account. I am not suggesting people to go out and open cage doors, because there is much observation and body languge to understand before allowing freedom and trust. Since parrots are a hundred times more intelligent than pigeons, it is not that surprising they understand "home" means food and protection, almost as a dog must think. I taught or brought out of my bird its natural instinct to return to its flock or partner (your family or you). That is why I think it is returning, it feels it is now a part of a new flock of humans. This is not a trick the bird does, nor is this the kind of thing homing pigeons do. This is a total act of trust and respect by both sides. It can not be done over night, and you must have a good relationship with your bird before hand and not be nervous. Because seeing a loose amazon up a tree next door does take some courage, trust me. The benifits are 1) If your amazon escapes, there is a good chance it will come back 2) If there are cats around then an escaped bird will be better positioned to survive. 3) The feeling of bonding can be no greater when a flying amazon returns home after flying free all day( and eating all the apples in the neighborhood.) My bird could only just be trusted to fly free and come back after a two year period. So it does not happen quickly, but the rewards were where I lost him three times and he came back three times. Before training my first observations were with a Monks parrot and an African Gray.

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rddixon - 2005-09-04
We've owned an orange winged amazon for 3 years (since it was 8 mo. old). This guy is GREAT with children and loves to play with legos or any other toy it can pull apart. He is very loving and quite playful. He has just started screeching when he wants to be included or when it's noisy. We call him the bird that acts like a cat and feels like a dog.

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Marlyn - 2005-08-27
I adopted my amazon over 6 yrs ago. they abused her and neglected her and now I have been working hard to get her to trust me. no luck but i keep trying. she screems and bites. i feel i can't let her down. I know I'll see her sweet side one day. parrots do need lots of tlc

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