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Old 01-10-2017, 09:30 AM
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Can other parrots become "Honorary Amazons"... ever?
You could make a standardized test! Or an application process? Maybe a Skype interview...
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Re: I Love Amazons - An On-Going Journey!

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Can other parrots become "Honorary Amazons"... ever?
You could make a standardized test! Or an application process? Maybe a Skype interview...
Thank-you, for expressing an interest in the Amazona World of Truly Superior Parrots.

Please know that your inquiry(s) is important to us and has been noted and provided to the appropriate committee.

In speaking with one of our Honored Leaders. I have been informed that it has been many years since a sub-species had been added to the 'Family Amazona,' and that special meeting occurred prior to his appointment.

His quick review of the minutes found that several Parrot Species applying for a 'Group Inclusion' of the Caribbean Island "Amazons" many years ago. As the meeting extended over several days, the minutes became more difficult to follow. At one point there was mention of the waning supply of something referred to as "Island Standard Rum" that the applying Parrot Species has brought with them. He was unaware of what that was or how it effected the proceedings. Long Story Short; Approvals came about shortly after that notation.

Regarding inclusion of "Honorary Amazons," he stated that he is not involved with that area of activity and that as stated above, it has been provided to the appropriate committee.

Again, Thank-You for your Inquiry. Once, the appropriate committee has met, I will reply with their findings.

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Old 01-10-2017, 12:39 PM
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I have not had such an elegant, warmly imperious communique since Princeton rejected me way back when. Hey... do Amazons run Princeton? Maybe the F.B.I.? This would explain some things.

I shall await. If accepted, maybe the Rickeybird will have more luck finding "big hot hens what nose how to party", if I recall correctly.
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Our Amazon is deathly afraid of any new perch we get him. It is like we just introduced the plague into his home, he gets super offended, stares, and growls at me for about two days. Then out of nowhere, it is like that perch has been there is whole life and he won't leave it for like two days. He is such a character!![/QUOTE]

New Things Just Showing Up!


It is very common for Parrots, as a group, to not being overly happy when 'something' just shows-up in their World! When new things need to be introduced, it is better to have them 'work their way into your Amazon's World.' This allows the Amazon to notice it and within several days accept that this 'thing' is allowed into its World. Start from some distance away and with time, have this 'new thing' work its way into the its final location.

Note: There are always exceptions with some Amazons totally unconcerned with 'new things' showing up and others that seem to go off the deep end. So, depending of where on that Bell Shaped Curve your Parrot is, adjust based on your history.

The Real Estate Agents Tour: Once a month and sometimes more frequently, I take my Amazon on the Real Estate Agents Tour of our Home. As part of the tour, in which I point out every land mark, things to avoid while flying and flight path in the home. I also, point out anything that is difference since the last tour. Our Amazon sees it as One on One Time and I get to assure that he is fully aware of his World.

Another approach is to have your Amazon be part of the 'new thing' coming into its World. Lets say that you have been wanting to make a major change to the 'stuff' in your Amazons cage. Well, have your Amazon be part of the removal of the existing stuff and also part of the placement of the new stuff. Remember that the new stuff has been collecting in your Amazon's area for the past week or so.
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I have not had such an elegant, warmly imperious communique since Princeton rejected me way back when. Hey... do Amazons run Princeton? Maybe the F.B.I.? This would explain some things.

I shall await. If accepted, maybe the Rickeybird will have more luck finding "big hot hens what nose how to party", if I recall correctly.
Again, and Thank-you, for expressing an interest in the Amazona World of Truly Superior Parrots.

Please know that your additional inquiry(s) is important to us and has been noted and provided to the appropriate committee.

In further speaking with one of our Honored Leaders. He stated that he could neither 'Confirm nor Deny' the organization's ownership of specific units of High Education. Regarding connection or involvement the the United States F.B.I. Agency, He stated: No Comment!

A question did come back from the Chairparrot of the Committee on Home Range Security regarding the individual that you are representing: You say the individual's Name is RickeyBird, Correct?

Again, Thank-You for your Inquiry. Once, the appropriate committee has met, I will reply with their findings.

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Dear Sir!
I am suddenly seeing Amazonian figures in clouds and shadows, and songs and ads on the radio seem to be giving me messages ("Everybody's Heard about the Bird", "Amazon.com - and you're done", "See something? Say something!" Let me just say this: The Rickeybird (Richard The Bird) and I are completely resolved and accepting of Amazon coolness. That's why he wanted to look into becoming an honorary goodfella. He figures he might (consulting my notes here) "meet some nice big hens", "partay wit some sunflower seedz", and "play vet if you no what I mean". In exchange, Mr. Bird hopes he might have skills and support to offer concerning (back to my notes) "how to get down", "whatsup", "bitin the eyeballs outta somebody", interpretive covers of "hits by hot chicks". Lastly (and in my opinion, most impressively), he is a connoisseur of fine chile peppers and their various preparations and presentations.

We remain (hiding in our closet with the lights off) very truly yours.
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Re: I Love Amazons - An On-Going Journey!

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Quote: Originally Posted by GaleriaGila View Post
Can other parrots become "Honorary Amazons"... ever?
You could make a standardized test! Or an application process? Maybe a Skype interview...
.....

Regarding inclusion of "Honorary Amazons," he stated that he is not involved with that area of activity and that as stated above, it has been provided to the appropriate committee.

...

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Why does the Committee keep its important paperwork on the bottom of Salty's cage? He does seem to be contributing what he can to the content.
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Veterinarians /Medical Care of Amazons
Signs of Illness in Parrots


Like the Segments prior to this one, done had not been predestined to be part of this Thread and are now included for the same reasons as their ability to meet specific needs seen as part of Threads asking for help. The inclusion in this case was heavily influenced by the number of ‘Off-Hours’ Thread’s requesting evaluation of the condition of their Parrot. Example: Is my Parrot Ill?

In the vast majority of cases, if you are asking, there is a very high likelihood that your Parrot needs to be seen by an Avian Vet and the sooner the better! If you have a Parrot, you should already have seen your Avian Vet when or just after you brought the Parrot home. In addition, you should have phone number(s) and address(s) of 24 hr./day Emergency Services!

It is my sincere hope that it will be of help!

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Continued from the Post Above

Signs of Illness in Parrots
Provided by: Steven (SailBoat), January 2017
The average Parrot owner frequently misses early signs of illness in their Parrots. In the wild, a sick Bird will attempt to maintain a normal appearance as long as possible. The result of this behavior in Companion Parrots is that by the time signs of illness are obvious, the Parrot may have been ill for some time. The Parrot, who dies ‘suddenly’ maybe the result of a failure of the owner to identify subtle changes in the appearance or behavior of the Amazon,. For this reason, owners should familiarize themselves with early signs of illness in their Companion Parrots so that any therapy and care by their Avian Veterinarian will have a more favorable outcome.

Evaluation of Droppings:

Droppings can be an indicator of your Parrot’s health. Paper towels, newspaper or other smooth surfaces can be used to line the cage bottom so that the number, volume, color, and consistency of the droppings can be noted. A Parrot’s normal droppings will vary in appearance depending on its diet.

Normal Droppings:

Feces (Stool) (food waste material from the Digestive Tract) can differ somewhat in color and consistency. Diets with a high seed content usually produce homogeneous dark green feces. Birds on formulated diets normally exhibit soft, brownish feces.

Urine is normally a clear liquid. A diet high in vegetable and fruit matter may increase the Urine Component.

Urates (
Uric Acid) (creamy white waste from the kidney) are often suspended in the liquid urine or appear to wrap around the Feces (Stool).

Abnormal Droppings:
• Decrease in the total number or volume of droppings
• Color change of the Urates /Urine to green or yellow
• Increase in the water content of the Feces (Stool) (Diarrhea)
• Increase in the urine Portion (Polyuria)
• Decrease in the Feces volume with increased Urates (Polyurates)
• Presence of Blood
• Any strong odor in the droppings

Some normal variations may be seen in impending egg-laying females, baby birds on hand feeding formulas, the first void of the morning, conditions of nervousness and stress, or following a large meal of a specific colored food (e.g. blueberries). Thus, the owner should evaluate several droppings under normal circumstances before becoming alarmed.


Other Early Signs of Disease:
The following signs may not require emergency treatment but, because they are abnormal, your Avian Veterinarian should check any Parrot showing these signs.
• Prolonged molt or continual presence of pinfeathers
• Broken, bent, picked or chewed feathers
• Unusual or dull feather color
• Stained feathers over nares or around face or vent
• Crusty material in or around nostrils
• Redness, swelling or loss of feathers around eyes, baldness
• Flakiness on skin or beak
• Sores on bottom of feet
• Lameness or shifting of body weight
• Overgrowth of beak or nails
• Minor changes in talking (vocalizations), biting, or eating habits
• Low reproduction in breeding Parrots

Signs of Serious Illness:
The following signs may indicate a serious health problem and Avian Veterinary assistance should be sought at once!
• Significant changes in number and appearance of the droppings
• Decreased or excessive food or water consumption
• Change in attitude, personality or behavior
• Fluffed posture
• Decreased vocalization
• Change in breathing or abnormal respiratory sounds
• Change in weight or general body condition
• Enlargement or swelling on the body
• Any bleeding or injury
• Vomiting or regurgitation
• Discharge from nostrils, eyes, or mouth.

Emergency First Aid:
Heat (warmth) and food (including water) are the two most important considerations for temporary care of the sick Amazon until your Avian Veterinarian can see it. The Amazon should be kept quiet and handling should be minimized.

Heat: (warmth)

A room temperature of 85-90 degrees F should be maintained for sick Parrots. A temporary incubator can be made by placing a heating pad along the side or floor of the cage and draping the entire cage with towels, a blanket or cage cover. A 60-watt light bulb can be used as an alternate heat source. Ensure that any cage cover does not touch the light /heat source. If the Parrot starts breathing rapidly or holds its wings away from its body, the temperature is too high. Certain types of room heaters, e.g. kerosene, should be avoided.

Food:

Every effort must be made to encourage a sick Parrot to eat. Cups of food should be placed adjacent to where the bird is perched. If the bird is off the perch, food can be scattered on the bottom of the cage or bowls placed there. Offer the Parrot’s favorites, by hand if necessary. As an electrolyte solution, Pedialyte, maybe given orally to your Parrot to help prevent dehydration. If sugar is deemed necessary, a sports drink may be used. These should be warmed before administering, to help avoid hypothermia. Important: The smaller the Bird, the more critical the need for prompt attention.
• Don’t attempt to feed an unconscious Parrot
• Don’t give antibiotics, ‘miracle cures,’ alcohol or oil
• Don’t wait to see how the Parrot is tomorrow
• DO call your Parrot’s Avian Veterinarian



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"Why does the Committee keep its important paperwork on the bottom of Salty's cage? He does seem to be contributing what he can to the content.[/QUOTE]"


Thank-you, for expressing an interest in the Amazona World of Truly Superior Parrots.

As an Amazon staff person of a 'Senior Member' of the Information Distribution Committee, you should understand the position that your question places the organization.

However, having said that, in speaking with one of our Honored Leaders. He stated that he had 'No Comment' regarding the organization's storage location(s), the practices at those location(s), nor the individual(s) in charge of said location(s).

Thank-You for your Inquiry.

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