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Old 01-13-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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What's your favorite and why?
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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Does anyone agree that the Yellow Crowned Amazon is a magnificent parrot.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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Amazons are beautiful, but they are more bird than I can handle. I stick with "finger birds," as opposed to "arm birds."
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Amazons are beautiful, but they are more bird than I can handle. I stick with "finger birds," as opposed to "arm birds."
Like budgies?
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Like budgies?
Like conures. Not that there would be anything wrong with it if I did prefer budgies. Just want to clarify that for others who might be reading, even though I won't be getting a response from the OP.

All birds are great. Large, small, it doesn't matter. Just that the arm birds--Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos, Amazons--are more bird than I can handle. Plus, they're generally too big and loud for apartments.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Does anyone agree that the Yellow Crowned Amazon is a magnificent parrot.
Oh my dear yes..we had one for many years. I will never own another bird of any kind--they are to much like a child--very intelligent--the IQ of a 2 year old--it's like losing a child when a pet bird dies. Especially a bird like an Amazon. My first was an Amazon Finch--I had her 24 years and it tore my heart to pieces when she passed away. A friend decided to help me by getting me my Yellow Crowned Amazon--I didn't allow myself to get nearly as attached to her but my poor DH did. She was his life. When she died of course we were both broken terribly but it brought this tuff man to his knees. We're to old to go through that kind of heartbreak anymore. I so enjoy watching them in the wild--they are magnificent.
Something to remember for anyone considering getting a bird like this---the vet costs are very high--you need a bird specialist vet so be very aware of this!
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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I think you mean the Yellow Naped, not Yellow Crown. I use to broker baby Amazons, handfed them out and sold them. They are not for the first time bird owner. They need alot of affection and time. As they mature, they can be moody and aggressive if not trained properly. My experience w/ Amazons is that they are more of a one person bird. Years ago I had an Orange Wing Amazon. His best friend was my Indian Ringneck. I think the Double Yellowheaded is one of the most beautiful of the Amazons and the best talkers.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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I'm sure Yellow Naped is what the op ment. I actually had a Double Yellowhead but decided to go along with the original thread as many people don't know the difference. Everything you have said is quite true. They are definately a one person bird in most cases and we are not the ones to make that choice for them! My sweet Double Yellowhead was give to me to be mine as a tiny unfeathered baby but she decided my DH was her choice and that was the end of the story! And that was after "I" was the one who spent hours and months feeding her and caring for her! Ha! She was the light of our life and although I wouldn't trade one minute of our time with her I would never want to have another bird--it hurts way to much to lose them.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Sadly my Amazon Double Yellowhead died at a young age for a parrot. She died at 12 years old. She had cancer. Dr said there was nothing we could have done differently it just happens sometimes. My Amazon Finch died at 24 years old. Back in those days--this was nearly 40 years ago there was not near the information on how to properly feed them and I do believe that was part of her decline. I also learned with her I would never leave my bird at a vets office without me--they get so attached they need you with them I believe especially when they are ill. It is important to find a way to stay with them 24/7 when they are ill if at all possible! Just my opinion.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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I'm sure Yellow Naped is what the op ment. I actually had a Double Yellowhead but decided to go along with the original thread as many people don't know the difference. Everything you have said is quite true. They are definately a one person bird in most cases and we are not the ones to make that choice for them! My sweet Double Yellowhead was give to me to be mine as a tiny unfeathered baby but she decided my DH was her choice and that was the end of the story! And that was after "I" was the one who spent hours and months feeding her and caring for her! Ha! She was the light of our life and although I wouldn't trade one minute of our time with her I would never want to have another bird--it hurts way to much to lose them.
Depending where OP was from, certain species go by different names. I'm sorry you lost your Double Yellowhead so young. It does hurt losing them, but I always seem to end up owning yet another one. The Goffin Cockatoo we have right now, I bought for my husband, yet the bird only comes to me.
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