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Old 01-11-2014, 03:40 PM
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Orange wing amazon anyone?

Hi guys. I'm mom to a little Hahn's Macaw who we adore. I have been offered or asked to take in a four year old Orange wing amazon. I have to admit upfront I am not savvy with or knowledgable with amazons. Our Hahn's is the first I have had outside of our loving cockatoo that unfortunately I had severe asthma to. The orange wing from what I know is not liked by the hubby so it knows a few not so nice words and it's not out of the cage much also on a seed diet. Diet I can fix with some time , vocabulary well if the words aren't said anymore I am sure eventually that will stop. My concern is am I biting off more then I can chew. I've done Yorkie rescue abused Yorkies . I take in and work with abused and hard to place Yorkies but I have never worked with a parrot. Anyway input from this knowledgable group would be appreciated. We have our Hahn's on a no seed diet. She gets pellets fruit veggies etc and safflower as a treat. I do a lot if home cooked mixes for her. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:00 PM
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

I love our OWA. He also has quite the R rated vocabulary, but it is starting to drop off.
He is so smart, learns new things every day. He tolerates me, but absolutely adores my hubby. He eats a seed/pellet mixture, as well as fresh fruits, veggies, birdie bread, and other things I can think of to cook. Slater loves to come out and sit on his cage, and he is not aggressive with our other birds. He does love his toys. I do not regret getting him at all, he is a great guy.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:09 PM
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

My opinion may be biased, because I was fortunate enough to be the mom of the sweetest, smartest, cutest baby Amazon ever. But I just LOVE Amazons. I have a YCM, and we got her when Bacci, our Amazon was still alive. It was more work, but it's also more awesome Birdy time!
In my experience, Amazons enjoy interaction, but are more independent than macaws. Where, if I am in the room, my Macaws want me to be focused on them, an Amazon may or may not want to interact with you. And they're clowns, and they like to sing.
I think you should do it. They're such awesome birds.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:12 PM
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

Thank you. I am nervous but willing. Lol. They used the words first come first serve and that upsets me. That leaves the bird to end up in anyone's hands willing to pick it up quick and get it out of their hair. I felt at the worse if it did not work out at least I can get it I. A better diet and socialized and find the proper home rather then just anyone . That makes me not only sad but angry. We owe it to our animals to do right by them
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

If I were in your shoes, I would go get him ASAP. First come first serve?? Yikes!

Amazons have a bad rap with being bitey, but whatever efforts you put forth into that relationship, you will be rewarded ten fold. These guys are amazing and you will not be disappointed.
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If I were you I would go pick up that little guy right now...you won't regret it!
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

My OWA is very cuddly and affectionate and she doesn't bite at all... she pinches but never bite me to hurt me and i had her for a year and half now.

She's 11.
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

I told the person I could come tomorrow after 4 or Monday when I'm off. I will know more in the morning. Thanks.
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Re: Orange wing amazon anyone?

Oh another question. I know you want to quarantine the new bird but what is protocol like how long and also should I bring it to my avian vet for blood work etc or only if there is a reason during the quarantine . Hahnna has been vaccinated . I've never done this so I appreciate the input. I'm just trying to help a bird in need. Thanks.
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Quarantine for a minimum of 30 days and a vet visit ASAP is best.
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