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Re: Amazon Question (important)

Posted by Hillary on 7/26/06
(8) Comments

    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
    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.
    > Debbie
    > 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)
    >>> Debbie
    >>> 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