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Re: type of amazon

Posted by Meeko's Mom on 7/13/06
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    The washing machine !! That's horrible. Happy to hear she's got a
    good home now.

    On 7/12/06, Debbie wrote:
    > I adopted a yellow naped amazon that had been through many homes
    > and is kinda crazy but its understandable after hearing some of
    > the things they did to her in her home before she came
    > here.....that lady that gave her "problem child" to me because
    > she enough about the bird but just didnt have the time the bird
    > required. She hates women but she loves men. I guess she was put
    > in a washing machine and they turned it on plus who knows what
    > else so this is her last home no matter what!! I still send
    > pictures to the previous mom and let her know how she is doing.
    > About the same time I also adopted a double yellow head who was
    > 43 now 46 from a lady in her 80's she just wasnt able to handle
    > him anymore. I would send her pictures of him online so she
    > could see he was doing good which made her feel good up until
    > her last days, she passed on but her daughters and I still keep
    > in touch.
    > I also bought a 5 year old blue front amazon but after a few
    > years here I had to sell him because he just wasnt happy here
    > with my other birds no matter what I did for him. He wanted the
    > YN female and was mean to me because I wouldnt let him have her.
    > That was hard on me but better for him and he is very happy
    > where he is now and I can ask how he is doing anytime as well.
    > ANYHOW my point I wanted to make to you is that these 3 are the
    > HOT head amazons during breeding times so dont be a dummy like
    > me and find out after you fall in love with them up
    > on that "FUN" part of the amazons or ask on here how others
    > amazons might be during the breeding season. Not all birds act
    > the same I'm sure. I also have TAGS, CAGS, senegals, green
    > cheeks, Max pionus, diamond doves, English parakeets,
    > cockatiels, and a pair of POW and canaries too.
    > Good luck in whatever you decide to do and ask ask ask
    > questions.
    > Debbie from Calif.
    > On 7/12/06, Betsy wrote:
    >> On 6/19/06, ashley and elmo wrote:
    >>> 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.
    >>> Hi leann,
    >>> 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.