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Old 06-10-2012, 05:55 PM
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Advice needed about a amazon please

Hey im new to the fourms and im new with parrots my mam owns a 14 week old senegal and tuesday coming im getting a 1 and a half year old orange winged amazon named bobby can anyone give me any advice with this species i have read loads of articles about them and watched tons of video's aswell but there is just some things you can't find on the internet he is going to be my first pet parrot and i have had some experiance with my mams parrot but i just need abit more advice so please help thanks

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Advice needed please

Hey paul, welcome to the forum, i have lots of OWAs , what advice can i help you with.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:28 PM
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Re: Advice needed please

Hi and thank you for the welcome id like to know due to my amazon parrot bobby who i get on tuesday being one and a half years old he hasn't learned to talk or do any tricks yet the guy i am getting him from is so kind and polite the reason he is giving him up to me is due to work but id like to know with the parrot at the age he is will it take a little longer than normal to learn him tricks and how to talk if you could awnser this for me it would be a great help.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: Advice needed please

Hey paul, OWAs aren't known for their talking abilities. he may or not be a good talker. They are very smart and can be taught to do lots of things (tricks),. The first thing to do is make friends and earn his trust, after that the sky is the limit on what you two can do. PS they just get better as they get older, my 40 yr old hen is still teaching me new tricks.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:05 AM
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Re: Advice needed please

Well i have just got him he has been re holmed to me he is taking monkey nuts from me but when i put my hand out he squarks at me and retreats also his claws are far to long and he losses his balance where should i take him to get them cut
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Re: Advice needed please

You can take him to a veterinarian to get them cut. I would avoid bird stores because of disease risk. Amazons tend to respond best to people that aren't overly pushy. So keep offering him treats but give him space. A few short interactions spread out during the day. See if you can hold the treat a little bit past your hand so that he has to put a foot on your hand in order to grab the treat. Give him a chance to step off and don't move your hand. You just want him to get used to touching you and know you aren't going to take advantage of him by making him step up and moving him away from his cage. If he's not interested in interacting, talk to him a little bit and walk away. Remember, try to make friends but don't be pushy about it. Sometimes it helps to talk in a very sing song manner with your voice going up and down. A lot of amazons are naturally drawn to that.
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