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Amazons vs Conures

Russel

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Hey, I've been looking into buying a new bird. I used to have a Green Cheek Conure but my house burnt down and my birds were trapped inside. It's been a while and I miss having a conure. But recently I've been reading into Amazons. I really like the clownish aspect of Amazons and I loved everything about my GCC. I am trying to make sure I make the right decision (because whichever I chose I will have for many many years to come). My main fear is the things I've heard about Amazons becoming aggressive after reaching sexual maturity and the horror stories I've heard about Amazons attacking their owners. I have a large family but my bird would only be kept with me. I've never let my family interact with my bird outside the cage without me supervising for more than a few minutes (if any). What breeds of Amazon would be less aggressive? Or is an Amazon wrong all together?
 

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You should definitely look into rescuing an Amazon, they are so long lived and there are always lots of birds out there that need good homes. And if you adopted an older bird, you would avoid the puberty issue altogether.

I'm sorry to hear about your losses, that's really terrible. :(
 

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Lilac Crowned, Mealy, Green Cheek, White Fronted are several Amazons that are not known for aggressive hormonal times.
I have a Mealy, and have had a Green Cheek (also know as a Mexican Red Headed), and neither have ever had any bad episodes of aggression.
I've also known several Lilac Crowned, and they too are a sweet, gentle Amazons for the most part.
Not to say they're not a bit spicy, but that is what makes Amazons so special. Their spiciness! ;)
 

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Amazons are my favorite of all. Feisty, smart and comical. Plenty of good birds out there in rescue that need great homes.

I also have a Mealy, and a Red Lored. Both easy going birds and not hot heads like your yellow head crowned species. I cannot compare them to a conure, I have no conure experience.

If you want a comical bird, all can be hams! The bigger the bird, the more costs, big cages, time spent with any species. Out of cage time daily, a few times for several hours.

Food, lots of variety, commercial and fresh prepared. As I type, I am baking bird bread muffins for my crew!
 

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Oh my gosh, what an awful story. I'm so sorry.

If you consider Amazons, add an Orange Winged into the sweet list. I had a wild caught OWA for decades and she was by far the sweetest bird I ever had. She never bit, not once. I had a big flock and and she got along with all her flock mates. Just an evened tempered girl. I think others would agree that OWAs are often thought of as "less spicy." @macawpower58 :)

I've never had a conure so no feedback about comparing the 2.
 

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So sorry for your losses. Have a conure and Amazons. My Dusky conure is a bit temperamental and nippy although my previous Dusky was totally sweet and friendly, never bit. My Amazons are two of the hot ones, a BFA and a YNA with the BFA being occasionally aggressive and the YNA being frequently aggressive. If you are looking for an Amazon check into the ones that have more mellow personalities as listed in the previous posts.
Also check into Poicephalus: Senegals, red-bellied parrots, brown-heads, Meyers, etc.
 
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