Rescued a Yellow Front Amazon...
Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:57 AM
Thank you in advance,
Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:53 AM
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:57 AM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:58 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:31 PM
That's crazy. However the cage is fine. Amazons don't use all there cage. A bigger cage is always better bit this one is ok. Def a yn. And a very beautiful one at that.
Thankyou so much for my WONDERFUL sig macawpower58!!
Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:42 PM
I would also get him on a consistent diet. My mother feeds hers an assortment of beans (soaked for 8-12 hours overnight, and stored in the freezer for long-term keeping) mixed with fresh veggies and fruit in the morning. He's later fed a high quality pellet in the evening. Also, I just bought some foraging toys from this website and an organic pellet by a brand called TOP, http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/ If you've got anymore money to spare, I really love this website. Someone from this board linked it to me for the pellets. I think it's a fair deal and they shipped pretty quickly. They're an NJ store so you'd probably get your stuff in about a week if you chose to use them.
Good luck! Amazons are a fantastic bird to have. Your new friend will surely keep you laughing when he gets adjusted. It sounds like you are already aware of being respectful to the bird and not pushing him. That's exactly what a new bird needs. I'm glad he's found a good home.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:04 AM
yellow front amazon, but its look more den yellow nape amazon...
It is not too far from the truth as Yellow-napes are considered to be a subspecies of the Yellow-front Amazon.
Congratulations on adopting the Amazon parrot. I adopted a Nape about 2 years ago and getting to know her has been quite a riot. I am the love of her life, and I will say the feeling is mutual. They are quite exceptional companions. Seeing as how this thread is several months old, how is your boy doing these days? Has he started playing with toys? Were you able to transition him to a larger cage smoothly? It sounds like he had a very rigid upbringing so hopefully the new experiences with you will help bring him out of his shell.
"Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - Antoine de Saint Exupery
Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:01 PM
Amazons have a body language that just doesn't lie. If they're gonna get you...you know it!
They (especially Yellow Napes) can get very hormonally aggressive when in breeding mode. Hopefully your new baby won't, but be advised he/she? may.
From the two Zons I have, and all that I've met, I think they're the easiest keepers of the parrot world. Many will play and keep themselves quite content with toys and a play area. Most also are not happy being snuggled, at least not unless it's on their terms.
They can be perch potatoes, and easily get fat! Be careful of feeding too many seeds/nuts. Mine will do backflips for peanuts, but I ration them. Mine are 'fattish'.
Try and keep activity level up.
They also are famous for their smell. Amazon lovers know the scent quite well. It's a rich musky scent, and I love burrowing my nose into those green feathers, when I'm allowed (which isn't too often).
I think you'll find you end up falling in love with the Amazon personality. Napes are also one of the more engaging and dramatic of the Zon family.
Becky.....Where Fur and Feather Meet.
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