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Old 05-18-2017, 07:50 PM
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Hey everyone!!!! So finally found my reputable breeder, and officially made my deposit to hold my 7 week old male! I have the cage, toys, food, and enough hands on experience and research over the last year to not be ill prepared. I want to hear from your experiences how the first days/weeks went for you with your new bird? what worked for you, what didn't, what to expect and how to make the move easy as possible for the bird. I'm driving to get him, no shipping, going to visit next weekend!! Any tips besides all the normal stuff read online would be soooo appreciated!!!!!
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Hello jbready. you are past the most time consuming stage so its mainly to let him get accustomed to the new environs. after that just play and get him into a routine
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Do Not Push the Breeder for a precise date! The goal is that your Amazon comes to your home 'only' when your Amazon is Ready! Not a day or a week or a month sooner!!! And, that is a 'fully' weened Parrot!
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:00 AM
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Sailboat thank you!!!! I am in nooo rush I've waited awhile I want him to be fully weaned on food for at least two weeks before bringing him home and when the Breeder says all good to go. That's just the rough estimate she gave me! I'm very excited! Once home and in new cage, what did you all do to start building trust after the few day adjustment period?
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Spend time with them to build trust try to teach things. When they get irritable back in the cage to let em know that spending time with you is the best ☺️
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Good luck! And may the odds be ever in your favor
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

I don't know how to post pictures here from my cell phone photos, but he is doing amazing! He's getting bigger every week, I get daily updates and weekly pictures. I have his 40x30x72 cage with a play top with on it all set up and ready! I cannot wait I'm so excited!!!!
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Amy was four months old when he picked me and came home. amy was already eating fruits and veggies and pellets. He gave me some "baby formula" and told me to feed this to him,via bottle fed,just before his bedtime for two weeks,this will help with bonding between us. Yep it worked! And after 28 years he is very bonded with me.

I also started SOCIALIZING at that age. Meeting new people,going places,rides in the car etc. All I have to say is "outside? in the car?" and his eyes light up,his face gets all fluffy,and gets very vocal..Amy KNOWS we're going to go have some fun lol.


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Old 06-12-2017, 11:20 AM
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Very exciting!!! I drove down to Miami yesterday to meet the Breeder and capn Jack and he was perfect!!!!! He looked happy and healthy and came right up on to me and started being very cuddly. I can't wait for him to come home!!! He should be ready in two-three weeks!!!! I'm hooked
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Re: first bird, YNA coming home 6-8 weeks

Super happy for you! GO to the Amazon sub-forum. Read both stickies on the top page. Those are your BIBLE on Amazons. You will read the Amazon body language one several times before your baby comes home. Once he is home, you will sit quietly next to the cage and read aloud these so very precious words that a VERY experienced and CARING individual laid down for all new Parronts. You are going to read this so many times that when he acts up ( and they all do), you will automatically know why he is biting, or chewing or any number of crazy things that Amazons do, and how to prevent it. And most of all, remember it is NEVER the fault of the parrot. It is the fault of the human. Putting yourself in the birds position, and figuring out why he is acting like this ******* will put you miles ahead of someone who has not taken the time to read , read, read. Next time you go see him, why not take a few pictures? We will certaianly enjoy them,, and you will have some precious pics to remember when your all grown up big boy, who is terrorizing your dog or cat or friend or what ever, remember when he was a helpless little ball of feathers, teething on your finger, and giving you the I Love You Forever look. Good luck!
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