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Rubz

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Hi,

I have just adopted a blue fronted amazon from a rescue. I like to think I know things but just like having babies years apart these memories and moments come and go.

I’m happily browsing for now all the interesting notes and conversation, I’m certainly interested in giving him a better diet. He came to me having seeds and monkey nuts, I think he’s been fed grapes but not much else.

We are building a bond it’s only been a couple of days, he’s definitely interested in my husband and my mum wowed him as she stepped through the door.

I have let him out this evening and he happily stepped on my arm for a nut. He got very frustrated at first, you can tell he wanted a fly but he just wasn’t going for it. I let him calm down back in his cage then let him out again, he had a small fly and seems content now.

What more bonding exercises can we take other than me babbling away here and there. And any other general tips that can be thrown at me.

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geff

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Hi and welcome to AA.
Monkey nuts are not really good for parrots, try Almonds, Pine nuts, walnuts all raw, no salt etc. These are far more beneficial.
Bonding is all about time spent, talking offering treats (healthy) and praises go a long way.
You'll find a vast amount of info on everything needed to keep your bird happy, healthy and mentally stimulated.
Happy reading and learning, and no doubt some lifestyle changes will happen the more you learn.
Enjoy the site.
 

Rubz

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Ah that’s fabulous, I shall do some shopping tomorrow and keep the monkeys for a little treat rather than a big addition to his bowl, since he is especially fond of them.
 

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Sarahmoluccan

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Congratulations on your new addition to your family!! He's beautiful :heart: What's his name? :) It's great you are working on getting his diet better. Personally I recommend whenever you adopt a new bird to get a wellness exam especially if he's diet it wasn't great in his past. As the wrong diet can manifest into different health problems.
 

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Welcome, and enjoy the site!
 

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I'd be especially concerned for his liver health if he's been fed lots of grapes on a regular basis. A wellness exam would be a great idea. :)

Your Amazon is beautiful! He's got some gorgeous wings!
 

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Welcome to AA. Beautiful Blue-fronted Amazon. Do you know how old he is?
What kinds of perches do you have in the cage besides the dowel and pedi-perch? Good to use natural wood perches such as manzanita, willow, birch, and other bird safe woods.
 

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Welcome :) Very pretty bird. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do, there is so much helpful information here and if you can not find whatever you are looking for then just ask and someone will soon answer any thing you want or need to know ;)
 

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Welcome. Your bird is beautiful. What is his name.
 

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Your bird isGORGEOUS. I hope you enjoy eac day with him and may you and he continue to bond.

I just got owned this week also. Love her already.
 

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