Hi! I'm in the process of looking for an amazon to rescue. I'm looking at both shelters and craigslist but this thread will mostly apply to craigslist or any other internet rehome since shelters can generally provide you with vet evaluations and papers and such whereas craigslist rehomes more often than not don't. While i can afford vet care for a bird and will be getting it an initial checkup and blood panel a week or so after I bring it home I probably won't have the luxury of doing that ifirst f I get a rehome off craigslist as most of these people claim to love their bird so much but the only criteria you have to meet for them to part with their precious baby is 750 bucks cash and it's half a days round trip to even get out to the birds. I'm talking to a couple owners and I'll be going out to check on two parrots this weekend unless their owners back out, see if we make a connection and if I think we're a good fit for each other. I can afford vet care in the future but for obvious reasons i don't want to get a parrot that's fraught with health problems from neglect. I have little reason to believe either of these birds have been well taken care of. One appears to be housed in a small ferret cage and the owner claims he's only a year old and didn't answer me what he feeds him or where he got him and the other the owner says he stopped taking it to the vet many years ago and doesn't even get his beak or nails trimmed going on 5 years, he says the bird doesn't mind but it's totally healthy he assures me lol. Says he feeds it a good diet of chop and pellets but "(His) last blue front died of some liver disease after only 10 years because (he) didn't know you weren't supposed to feed it nothing but wild bird seed!". Basically the guy strikes me as a total idiot. He did talk at length about how much he loves pizza and cheetos and other stuff you should basically not be giving a parrot. His male BFA is about 10 years old he says. Neither can provide me with hatch papers or vet info and want around 700 dollars for their birds. Both claim they're rehoming because they don't have the time to play with them. Basically are there any visual or behavioral red flags I should look for that would clue me on on major health issues? I know amazons aren't pluckers and both these guys are in fairly full feather. Could be fluffed but the BFA looks a little fat in the blurry craigslist photos. I'm sure neither will let me just take their birds to go take em to my vet. Any tips would be appreciated.