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Re: just adopted amazon ,need words of advice

Posted by Keith on 9/07/09
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    Go to and learn from them. I DID AND IT IS GREAT!

    On 7/17/09, Amazon Fan wrote:
    > On 3/25/09, bob wrote:
    >> hello everybody.finally it is a dream come tru,we just
    >> adopted green amazon,he is friendly but screeches and make
    >> funny noise when u try to touch him,although he just
    >> nibbles u.i know some of u are experienced bird owners,so
    >> ur word of advice and experiece will make it easy to raise
    >> our new babby.thanks
    > Hi Bob,
    > My first words of advice would be "BE CAREFUL". When a bird is in a new
    > situation, he will usually seem friendlier than he might be if he were in his old
    > home. This will last a week or two, until he becomes very comfortable, then he
    > may get nippy and try to test you. If you are not experienced with Amazons, you
    > need to be very careful not to let him around your face until you know him very
    > well.
    > Now, you may have one of the rare parrots that never ever bite. I'll tell you from
    > experience, they are very few and far between. When most Amazon's bite, they
    > don't like to let go for a few seconds (seems like hours!), and they will "grind"
    > the beak as they bite. Not trying to frighten you, but I want you to understand
    > that they can cause harm to an eye, ear, or nose if allowed close to the face.
    > The noises you refer to sound like my female when she is doing her "breeding
    > noises". Every time I pet her, she puts her head down, her butt up, and makes a
    > "honking" type of noise. She's also one of the rare birds that will never bite, but
    > she's a one person bird, and will attack anyone else but me. She's never bitten
    > me.
    > Anyway, not trying to scare you. Keep offering treats and doing everything you
    > can to let your new bird know that YOU are in control. If he or she does
    > something bad, tell it "no" quietly, and immediately stop playing with it. I have
    > nine birds, and all of them LOVE to get a reaction out of me, such as an "OUCH!".
    > If you are not careful, you will end up letting your new bird train you! Good luck.