IF ONLY I HAD THIS ADVICE BEFORE purchasing my Blue Front. The
bird was NOT weaned. He is four months old now and finally
weaned. A friendly bird and not demanding YET. I had NO IDEA
the bird would change so much as an adult. I live in an apartment
so I can DEFINITELY NOT keep him. I want to end this relationship
BEFORE problems develop. Does anyone have a suggestion: ***WHAT
IS THE BEST WAY TO FIND A GOOD HOME AT A FAIR PRICE???*** Where
should I advertise to find the best home possible?
On 7/25/06, Debbie wrote:
> If you have had parrots before its ok but if you havent make
> sure you go see and hear how they might be louder and or more
> demanding than you might think.
> I see too many birds that people didnt know how they really were
> go from home to home and its sad just because people thought
> they were cute babies. Conures and amazons are the most up for
> adoption at about 1 or 2 years of age.
> I dont want to turn you away from amazons but please make sure
> its what you want first, they can be nerve racking at times (not
> all but most)
> If you do decide to get one buy it young (make sure its weaned
> good) from a breeder that takes the time to answer your
> questions, is local and that seems to care about the birds so
> you can go or call for any questions after buying it.
> Certain types of amazons get kinda crazy during breeding seasons
> when they get older too.
> I had all three myself that are considered the hot ones BF,DYH
> and YN and they can get pretty mean during that time just
> depends on the bird itself.
> Just wanting to help if possible but not turn you away from
> getting what you want either.
> On 7/24/06, Samantha wrote:
>> I currently have no parrots but was wondering about the best
>> age to purchase an Amazon. I think Amazons and I would
>> connect the best. I have heard "buy young" and also
>> buy "after the Amazon personality is formed". I'm not even
>> sure exactly when that is!
>> On 7/24/06, Debbie wrote:
>>> I think its maybe best to get a baby and let it grow with
>>> you and to learn (you and the bird too) as you go.
>>> I have adopted 2 types of amazons a DYH and YN and bought
>>> another BF from a friend but after 3 years with my flock he
>>> just wasnt happy here (he wanted my YN female so I sold him
>>> but still keep in touch where he is now. He is doing much
>>> better so it was what was best. I hate to have birds go from
>>> home to home but sometimes it just has to happen for them or
>>> the owners I know.
>>> Do you have other birds??
>>> I have 12 different types of birds, so its more of a nut
>>> house at times :0)
>>> On 7/24/06, Samantha wrote:
>>>> Is it better to buy a barely weaned baby without its
>>>> personality formed or wait until it gets older (to see the
>>>> personality better) but by then, somebody else has been
>>>> around the bird more. Wouldn't you have a better behaved
>>>> and socialized and loving and calm bird from all that
>>>> bonding time by purchasing earlier?
>>>> re: Double Yellow or Blue Front