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Old 08-09-2017, 07:32 AM
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Aatu is here now and i got few new battle scars =)

Åke was super over excited and attacked me few times while screaming with Aatu and doing all the happy stuff.. He just couldn't help himself... Nothing serious, just some bites on my arm, i'm getting immune to them :P

They are now calming down both (Aatu and Åke)... Lets see if i can make video later today
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:20 PM
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There's a possibility the two Amazons could pair-bond, leaving you as the disfavored person. Luckily, there are people on this site who can help you deal with this issue. I didn't have anyone willing to work with Gabby, so I didn't dare have anyone else handle him but me, his pair-bond partner.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:29 PM
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There's a possibility the two Amazons could pair-bond, leaving you as the disfavored person. Luckily, there are people on this site who can help you deal with this issue. I didn't have anyone willing to work with Gabby, so I didn't dare have anyone else handle him but me, his pair-bond partner.
Yep i know, i'm trying to avoid that... Åke is really jealous about me at the moment, Aatu is hand fed as baby and he hasn't even seen another amazon before this (or any other parrot)... I really don't know but odds of them pair bonding are quite low?
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:29 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kiwibird View Post
European BFA's seem to primarily be of the a.aestiva subspecies, generally known to be a bit calmer and more in line with the personality of smaller zons than their wild a.xanthopteryx brothers. Wonder why they are so much more prevalent over there? They are rather unusual over here in the US.

Congrats on your beautiful new addition! Generally, amazons tend to get along well with other amazons (no guarantees, of course), but they are social and flock oriented by nature. Hopefully both your beautiful green guys get along well and become best buddies. It's super sweet to observe buddy amazons together
This is true to be honest, as I'm an active member of a parrot organization here in Sweden. Most blue fronts here are from the calmer, friendlier A.Aestiva subspecies. Why, I don't know but I do know that we have all the types here, and very mixed types as well. I didn't know they were unusual in the US since you guys seem to have every parrot species we guys in the north have to travel hundreds of kilometers to get a hold of.. I think it's just the love for parrots here in the north that is slowly growing, and not that they are prevalent.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:43 PM
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If someone got any pointers how to prevent pair-bonding of my to Zons i would be grateful. I know the basics, i'm trying to be the best buddy for them both but more wiser and experiensed pointers would be great
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:43 AM
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Doing great, no aggression from Elli or Åke and Aatu seems to be really brave little zon. He doesn't seem to fear us or show any marks of stressing or anything like that. I opened his cage about 15mins ago and he climbed out immediately. Sitting on top of his cage now

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Re: New baby coming!

Take get care with the hinge style top on your BFA's cage! That style cage has a history of catching the legs of Parrots in the hinge areas and causing the loss of a nail, toe, leg or worst, the lost of the Parrot.

Amazons are generally mechanical and will be attacked to the dowel that holds it open or the hinges themselves. What is even more of a concern is that even when the cage top is closed, Parrots have been able to get toes and legs in between the pieces and parts.

Regarding limiting their bonding. Commonly if the guys have their own cages and do not spend extended time with each other and equal time with you, they tend not to bond as easily. Friends not Buddies.

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Take get care with the hinge style top on your BFA's cage! That style cage has a history of catching the legs of Parrots in the hinge areas and causing the loss of a nail, toe, leg or worst, the lost of the Parrot.

Amazons are generally mechanical and will be attacked to the dowel that holds it open or the hinges themselves. What is even more of a concern is that even when the cage top is closed, Parrots have been able to get toes and legs in between the pieces and parts.

Regarding limiting their bonding. Commonly if the guys have their own cages and do not spend extended time with each other and equal time with you, they tend not to bond as easily. Friends not Buddies.
They spend time together all day, but im around too all the time

I modified one of my top opening cages already (taked the hinges off, so the roof just lifts off now). Need to do that to Aatus cage too when he gets the courage to leave his cage. Still sitting top of it
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:48 PM
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Short video of Aatu whistling some song i dont recognize (probably some Finnish golden oldie) while we're driving back home from his earlier home:


Aatu speaks, whistles and laughs. He's very vocal... More videos coming
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Aatu speaks and whistles + Elli flies to his cage... I needed to stop filming after Åke flew to my shoulder, that was too much (i cant be sure yet that Elli or Åke doesnt attack Aatu or that Aatu doesn't attack them). There has been none aggression but better to be safe than sorry.

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