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Old 05-03-2019, 11:16 AM
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Re: I have a red Lored Amazon

I had a Red Lored Amazon for about 26 years.
She was re-sold at a pet shop and was I think 12 at the time I bought her.

She is no longer with me, she had a horrible death about 2 years ago.

I don't know where you live so it's difficult to say how much the medical care will cost.
Blood work for me was around $230-$250 US dollars.
Beak and nail trim should not be to expensive $36 to $50 US dollars.
As for stepping up you might try using a short perch instead of your hand/fingers. It could be that's what she is use to doing.
I think the standard method for teaching to step up is with a food reward held out in front of him and coax him to put just one foot on your finger to get the reward.

I have never had much luck teaching with a food reward but that's just my experience.

I think the RLA is one of the most beautiful of amazon birds with all those colors in there face.

Would love to see pictures of your baby.

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