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  1. Pretzel

    Chop spoils quickly

    Recently I've been feeding my Yellow-Crowned Amazon a chop which is a mix of sweet potato, carrot, apple, broccoli, and every once in a while I'll throw in a new fruit for her to try. When I come back home from school usually the first thing I do is change out her chop, and I notice that it...
  2. dougk1989

    Extreme aggression out of nowhere

    Hello everyone, I acquired a yellow naped Amazon (male) that's around 25 years old around December last year. He was badly abused and I took him in a changed his diet, got a new cage and all was well for about 3 months. He likes to play aggressively and I generally don't mind it but lately...
  3. Pretzel

    Biting Amazon Parrot

    My 1 year old Yellow-Crowned Amazon has been biting me recently and I'm not sure why. It's only me by the way, she's fine with my mom and any other people in the house who she's familiar with. Just a few days ago she was happily stepping up on my hand to spend some time outside of her cage...
  4. Pretzel

    Are these pellets any good for an Amazon?

    I have a 1 year old Yellow-Crowned Amazon and she's currently on a diet of chop and a mixture of baby bird food, pellets, and veggies for her meals (I am aware she is being weened later than she should, we are working on it) and my mom bought these pellets off of Amazon for her. I want to know...
  5. Pretzel

    Help needed with Yellow-Crowned Amazon diet

    Hello! I am looking for advice regarding the diet of my one year old Yellow-Crowned Amazon, Vuela Vuela. Currently her diet consists of a porridge thing made up of oats, baby bird food, banana, and pellets. Recently she tried a banana by itself without any other food mixed in. I’m wondering if...
  6. Pretzel


    Hi! I’m new to the website, I just wanted to make an account in case I had any questions about bird care. I have a yellow crowned Amazon parrot named Vuela Vuela (she’s named after the song) and my sister has two budgies. Vuela Vuela was bought as an impulse purchase by my mom and since then...
  7. dougk1989

    Potentially dangerous?

    Is microwaving things that have a microwave safe film on them potentially dangerous to birds? The plastic doesn't burn but are the fumes or whatever the plastic can potentially give off any danger? Does anyone microwave things like that around their birds?
  8. dougk1989


    Just received a rescue Amazon about five days ago. He was badly neglected. When I arrived to rescue him he was highly agitated and distressed, obviously. I got him home. Set up his new cage and the works. The first two to three days he was highly energetic. We would wrestle and play and...
  9. dougk1989

    Bird proofing the house

    Just received a rescue Amazon. I love him so much and I'm bird proofing the house. I removed all non stick cookware and things with Teflon or PTFE. Including even irons and ironing boards and hair straighteners. My question now is, are things like microwaves, toasters (not air fryers or toaster...
  10. L

    Video New intermittent clicking noise?

    Hi! Our Amazon parrot has started making an intermittent clicking sound. Video link is below. We took her to an avian vet a couple weeks again when this started and the vet didn’t see any concerns at all. It’s only a couple times a day for like 1-30 minutes. Seems to be mostly when she’s getting...
  11. DClark

    Dent in Amazon's Beak ?

    Hi , I was just curious if this is something I should be concerned about ? I noticed a small dent in Loki's beak that I haven't noticed before. I went back and looked at some older pictures but couldn't really tell. He is still very young and plays with his toys very rough.
  12. Doomsage

    Finding a treat that tony won’t throw

    Hi! I’m new here but I’ve gotten a lot of useful information and tricks from here for a while now. (basically he just throws all treats I give him help pls, also what seed mix do you all use, also I would like to potentially adopt him but the biggest bird I’ve ever had is a cockatiel, and I...
  13. K

    Getting an Amazon post egg stroke

    So I'm getting a yellow shouldered Amazon and the person said she's recovering from a n egg stroke... I love taking care of special needs animals and I agreed that she's right up my alley but I've got some questions (yes I'm going to take her to the vet as soon as I pick her up or the next day)...
  14. MoonBuny

    I need some advice about my Amazon parrot

    I have my bird for about 14 years now. Everything was normal and okay until mid last year when me and my family notice them doing something "weird", she would go inside their cage and stay on the floor and kind bite the cage bar like if it was holding it and kinda "lay" on the cage floor do a...
  15. Creature

    White-fronted amazon (Amazona albifrons) questions

    If there is anyone here who has this species, what is your experience with them? Are they friendly? Are they a one person bird? Do they get along with other birds? Any other info is appreciated. Ive had a green cheek, ringneck and budgies before and I’m currently doing research as I’d like to...
  16. Haroobom

    Is it possible to estimate age on this little one (rescue)

    He was rescued from a hoarding situation, so no age or sex was disclosed. Theres videos of him vocalizing something I would describe as a barn owl screech when he was taken in by the rescue prob due to stress, but since he's been brought home he's been totally quiet, not what I would expect...
  17. C

    Our double yellow head has bonded with my blue front....now he's more aggressive

    My husband and I got my blue front Amazon which has taken to me and not him. We have since got a double yellow head which is more friendly with him. He attacks me even if I'm just walking through the house he will chase me on the floor and try to bite me (and has). For some reason he has bonded...
  18. A

    Immune System Strengthening Tastes Like Garlic

    I have an amazon that has gotten sick, I brought it to a vet which he prescribed some antibiotics and something that strengthens the Immune system, I think it is vitamin supplements, that has a garlic smell and taste. Do you think it is safe?
  19. K

    My beautiful Angel!

    Hi! I am new to the group, wanted to share my beautiful 1 year venacious amazon with you! Angel has been will me from about 4 weeks old.
  20. S

    Adopting my first Amazon

    Hi I am getting my first Amazon soon and I already have a Galah. I was told that I should make sure the Amazon and Galah are both the same sex? I am just wondering if anyone could tell me if this is true and why? pic of my new baby