Re: type of amazon
Posted by ashley and elmo on 6/19/06
On 6/19/06, Leann wrote:
> Hello, I am considering bringing an amazon into my flock.
> I would like advice from amazon lovers as to which type of
> amazon to get. I am interested in a blue front, lilac
> crown, yellow crown, or green cheek. I will be buying a
> female. I have done tons of research but I keep hearing
> that all of these make wonderful companions. I know that
> each parrot is different and the way it is raised play
> major roles in personality, but generally which ones do
> you find to have the most even temperment, friendly
> personality, and do best within a flock of different types
> and sizes of parrots? I am experienced with several
> species of parrots but have never lived with an amazon.
I have a baby mexican red head aka green cheek amazon. He is
at the breeder's right now he will be coming home this
saturday. He is the sweetest baby! I really liked the
bluefronts and was trying to decide between a bluefront and a
green cheek, i was basically advised to go with the green
cheek from what i was told the green cheeks and lilac crowns
tend to be more laid back and easier to train than some of
the other amazons. I was told the bluefronts are more testy
and stubborn. I'm sure any of the amazons would make a good
pet just with the bluefronts and yellow crowns you would have
to put in a little more work to keep them tame and friendly.
I personally love the green cheeks! It doesn't seem like too
many people have green cheeks so i just had to brag about my
baby! I also have a quaker parrot and a male eclectus. Here
are some pictures of my baby out at the aviary. He's a dna
sexed male (i was told to get a male since both of my other
birds are male) still trying to think of a name for him.