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The Panama Amazon is greatly admired for it's incredible talking ability!
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I have a 69 year old Panama Amazon named Micky. He was a refi gee from Katrina and I have had him for four years. He is legally blind, blind in one eye and a bad cataract on the other , had a stroke , but is a sweet charming bird. He cannot be picked up but he likes his head rubbed through his cage and occasionally when he is on top of it. He like to put his paw out of the cage and grab onto my finger, first with one paw then the other. He has a repertoire of sayings and talks in a clear loud feminine voice , saying hello, watcha doing, what, and Polly wants a cracker, but his best sounds are his empathy ones. Aww, ohh, and an array of these sounds you would say to make people fel better. He loves to be sung to and at night after being covered if I sing Brahms lullaby, hw will press up against the side of the cage and express his wants and needs by one of those sounds like a long ohhhhh.
I have a Panama Yellow Head and she is wonderful. I brought her back with me from there after I had to return to the U.S. I have been looking for a male for many years. If someone has a male that they can no longer take care of, I am would be willing to adopt him and bring him home.
I am shocked at what people are feeding their parrots. Junk food and meat that I wouldn't feed my child or myself. My Amazon eats only organic. For breakfast he eats banana, apple, and most any other fruit I have. Oranges are not the best but every now and then he gets a bit for a treat. Romaine lettuce, carrots, peas and most veges at different times for supper. He of course always has organic pellets in front of him. He has never had a weight problem nor will he. He's beautiful and healthy. I would never sell any bird to anyone that fed a bird the way I read here. It's a crime. Just because a bird will eat anything doesn't mean it should. Please people do your research before continuing slowly killing your pet.
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Charlie Roche -
Parrots eat meal in the wild. They need the protein and will eat all sorts of insects, lizards or worms. Banana, apple, and all that fruit is going to give your birds one big case of diahhreha. A grape to her is like you eating a watermelon. Think size proportion. Junk food - a whole wheat pizza with tomatoe, peppers, olives, cabbage, topped off with romaine is not junk food. You might want to rethink what you are doing.
I have a Panamanian Yellow Head named Nicky. We have had her 22 years. Loves women's voices and singing. She eats everything, coffee, tea (both preferred hot), especially fatty foods like butter, bacon, sausage, chicken bones, beef fat. Basically anything I eat, that is what she wants. Of course seeds, fruits and veggies. She is from Panama and has several spanish phrases, laughs, crys if someone is crying. Has been a wonderful part of our family. Has anyone else heard of a Panamanian being such a carnivore?
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Yeah! I have a Panamian too, his name is Roberto, he likes eggs (boiled or scrambled), cheese, also love chicken bones, and ham, even fish, but we don't like to feed him that; he also love seeds, peas, and flower buds.
Yes I have 2 Panamaian yellow heads is there a sure way to tell the sex, is the female without the yellow forehead? Just green ..
Yes, our Pepe (male,ca.25years old)is really crazy about butter. He steals pieces of bread right from our breakfast table just to lick the butter out from the bread. He also prefers corned beef and salami. I'm really not sure if this kind of diet is suitable for a parrot. So we try to look after him especially if he's near the table.
All of my parrots (Amazon, Grey, Jardines,...) will eat meat/animal products if I let them. I would really suggest that you not let them, they put on lots of unhealthy calories that a pet bird rarely burns off. I give mine a little high-omega-3 hard boiled egg during molting season, but that's about it. They eat load and loads of colorful fruits, greens, flowers, etc.
Just found this page, wow! I have been "owned" by my parrot for about 33 years. I got her at a garage sale, yeah, funny huh? I think she? was about 5 at the time. Her/ his, do not know, and was told it is a her, so that is what I go with! Anyway, her name is Isis. She has attacked all my friends and two women never gave me a second date... because of her. All in all though she is a wonderful pet and we get along fine. She eats about everything I eat, though I do not give her meat very often. She loves to chew cardboard boxes to shreds, and she ruined a very expensive book, it was worth more than her! I imagine that she will outlive me, and she will go to my ex?, and if not I will post here to see if maybe someone can take her. She is like my child and I do love her, she knows it and seems to take advantage of it. I used to take her for walks on a leash but got out of the habit but, still trying to get her to let me put the leash on her again. She fights me until I give up. She got stolen once but managed to get away, we found her 3 days later in a tree in the neighbors yard. We all were very happy, and she was ravenously hungry! She loves the car, and has traveled to most of the states with me. What a pet. Wish I could post a pic here.
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Charlie Roche -
That is what happens. A human is trained by the parrot and once the human knows, understands an dobeys the rules there aren't any problems. My 26 year old parrot will march up and down outside the door until my hubby leaves the room. He will stomp his feet, holler and just pace until my hubby leaves the room. He won't bite or attack but just will not let me next to my husband while he is around.
He is my mate - the bird not the husband. That is how your parrot sees you. You are it's mate - and she (probably a gal) will chase any other possible suitors away. Weird right but fun. It's a Panama? My Panama just got married and had babies last year. He was 27.
My parrot just passed away today, she was 50 years old. She used to be my grandmother's parrot, she donated her to my dad and my dad donated her to me, she used to be a wonderful talker, she used to sing very morning, she used to cry like a real person...wonderful birds..!!
I decided to bury her in my backyard.
We have a Panama Amazon called Charlie, who we have had for 6 years, since he was a baby. He has a great personality, with the exception that he is extremely greedy!
We took him to the vets for a check up in January the first since we first bought him, only to find out that he was not only overweight but obese, in fact the fattest parrot she had seen in 12 months. He weighed 795 gms.
He was on Harrison pellets, and fresh fruit and veg diet, in far to big quantities, and he also had nuts, crisps, toast and any other snacks which we ate.
We immediately cut out all the snacks and started to reduce the amount of pellets he was eating. Six months on he had lost 100gms. We took him back to the vet who was pleased with his progress, but said he needed to lose another 100gms.
We now have cut his pellets down to 21gms (from an unlimited amount), and with the exception of a monkey nut after his daily weigh in each day gets no "junk" food at all.
He is a lot more active than he used to be, however he does not seem to be losing any more weight, and when we feed him in the morning and evening, he stays in until he has eaten all his pellets, and them moves on to his fruit and veg at such a speed you would think we were starving him.
Has anyone else got a "greedy" Amazon, and if so how have you controlled their aggressive eating, and what weight is your Amazon?
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I have a panama amazon called Doris. She is 8 years old and just loves to eat, chips, cooked potatoes, chicken bones, toast or any kind of spread, jam, butter etc. She was over weight too, so I cut down on human food stopped it. She has lost weight and is still as happy as before, just sulks at meal times. She is a one person bird really, but will go to anyone, she thinks she's an eagle. Lol Who am I too spoil her ideas of grandure :)
She would be noisy if I didn't give her enough attention. She is a great speaker and a real show off.
I have a Panama named Gilbert, who turned out to be a female. It seems to be hard to get info on Panamas. We got her second hand 7 years ago and think she is possibly 22 years old. We adore her, she is such an easy bird to get along with, she will be a part of the family forever.
A relative of mine is asking me to adopt a yellow fronted amazon he figures is around 10 years old..he doesn't know if it's a male or a female...the bird gets along with him and him alone...has not bonded with other members of his family....I do not know if it is because they haven't tried or if it's because the parrot hasn't allowed it.....I have a sun conure who flies freely in a sun room...has its own cage but the cage is open and can go to a rope gym and fly around...could this amazon be aggressive towards the conure? Are amazons difficult to accept another (strange) person? Are the yellow fronted more difficult than others or vice versa? I have never had an amazon parrot.
Thanks for your feedback.
Captain is my old trusted friend and we have been together now for a little more than 40 years. He was purchased by my mom for me when I was seven from another woman who had him for about 5 years. Our best guess is that he was either wild caught or imported back in the early 60's as he never banded. Captain was never a good talker, but can whistle very well... He eats just about any table foods, but loves peanut butter, corn, peas, chicken, spagetti with sauce, along with his sunflower seed mix. I could never get him to eat pellets, so we supplement with table foods and fruits. We do not know his age, but know that he can't be any less than 47 years old. We figure around 50... He has been a great companion for all these years. He is primarily a one person bird and does have a big attitude for a parrot of his size.