Sprinting down the street
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Hey guys, I actually haven’t posted in a bit but I think I need some info. I have quite a few birds who I love dearly (my biggest being an alexandrine) and I’ve worked with birds from finches to Conure’s to caiques to macaws to owls and eagles, but I know nothing about Amazon’s! My friend messaged me about her mom’s new boyfriend and his double yellow headed Amazon. He needs to find him a home and she thought I might be interested. Well, I went to visit him today and he’s not in the greatest condition. His nails are long and gnarly, he hasn’t been held recently because they bought new furniture and didn’t want him ruining it and he also started biting so they’re pretty afraid of him. He’s gorgeous but was not interested in me being around him at all. He was pinning his eyes, puffed up and had his tail feathers fanned out. Of course, I kept my distance and just talked to him quietly until he calmed down. He steps up onto a stick they have for him and they have a huge, gorgeous cage. He eats a mostly seed diet and they share human food with him (I was cringing the whole time) but apparently he will also accept some fruits, veggies and beans. He was born in 1996 and his name is Harley. I told them that I would do some research and come back Wednesday to take him for a couple of weeks to see how he does at our house on a temporary basis and they agreed. So give me anything and everything you have, I don’t even know where to start with this poor boy but he’s not in a great situation right now. Here are some photos of him, he appears to be in decent condition but those toes make me want to cry. They must be so painful to walk on. You can see how grumpy he is, but I don’t blame him at all.