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Old 11-28-2017, 09:42 AM
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Amazons tend to be the opera singers of the parrot world! It's no surprise he enjoys music!

Keep it up and your little OWA will start to become more adventurous as the days go on!
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, I got a welcome email from admin Scott. I seen his picture of his bird Gonzo and thought it looked so much like Oscar I had to check it out. After seeing thousands of pictures of different types of conures and seeing none that looked like him, Gonzo gave me the answer, I am 99% sure, he is a blue fronted Amazon. I am doing research now specifically for that type of bird!
Looks like a BFA variant to me! http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...ums-oscar.html
The Amazon presented in this picture group is far more likely to be an Orange-Winged Amazon. I would not bet on it being a Blue-Fronted Amazon!

Would need to see the flash feather of the Wings and Tail to confirm!

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Okay... so not a conure! And not a blue fronted amazon, either!


Oscar is an orange winged amazon. They are smaller than BFA's and they can be charming birds, too! Potentially even better than a BFA!


Amazons are very expressive and easy to read their body language, so it makes working with them easier. Definitely pay attention to his body language and allow him to make as many choices as possible! With the right training, he *can* be a happy little zon!

Sweeter that a BFA, Yup! Better than a BFA? Hmmm, us Amazon Snobs rarely see one Amazon as Better than another, after all they are all 'Better!'
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:17 AM
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I stand corrected, not very familiar with the many Amazon variants!
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Oh my goodness... I need help again. Mr.Oscar has decided its awesome to try pulling the wood off my walls... Is there punishments for naughty parrots??? If so, what?
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Oh my goodness... I need help again. Mr.Oscar has decided its awesome to try pulling the wood off my walls... Is there punishments for naughty parrots??? If so, what?

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It is NEVER the fault of the Parrot!!!
It is ALWAYS the fault of the Human!!!

- When you change to viewing everything from this vantage point, you will far more quickly determine what you are doing wrong and correct it!

- A bored Parrot will find something to do! Left to their own choices, what is most interesting to them, at that moment, that is what they will take-on!
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I stand corrected, not very familiar with the many Amazon variants!
With 33 to 36 species and an additional 9 to 11 variations, there are few individuals that can define a specific Amazon without several photos (better yet, the Amazon) and a book defining each. Even with all those tools, it is possible to get disagreements! Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amazons!
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:00 PM
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I stand corrected, not very familiar with the many Amazon variants!
With 33 to 36 species and an additional 9 to 11 variations, there are few individuals that can define a specific Amazon without several photos (better yet, the Amazon) and a book defining each. Even with all those tools, it is possible to get disagreements! Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amazons!
Well then! Can you please expand my signature pics and take a look at Gonzo? I've always assumed he is a BFA, but perhaps a variant?
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SailBoat, thank you for the sticky thread! I have read it and been referencing it, I have 5 pages of notes I took on it lol! Thanks again Scott for telling me to read it! He has the most parroty cage imaginable!!! I have been keeping his cage open for the entire day trying to help him get comfy! I am a stay at home mom, so I have the hours for him, with the exception of house work, my time is devoted to him, house work is the problem now lol. I will start trying to get him back inside his cage before doing chores and take your advice, his cage has wheels, I will take him with me!
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Re: Help!

Anything you get from Sailboats is worth its weight in gold, he is our resident AMazon expert. Try and coax him to get on your hand and give him the tour of your house ( your bird, not Sailboats). Once he trusts you that far go to a neutral room, away from the cage, and you can work with Oscar in doing all sorts of training. A few tips on working with him. Alays use the same verbal and hand signals when showing him tricks, which Amazons love to learn. Turning in a circle is a easy one to start with. They love to learn new stuff and after awhile will love the learn just for the sake of learning. For and idea of what they can do, check out Salty's videos on the link below. Get him to take scratches away from the cage and try touching him or tickling him all over, that crucial if you ever want to get him into a harness , so you can take him outside. Salty and I wrestle a bit every day, with him on his back and me tickling him, by way of him accepting the kind of body manipulation needed to get them into a harness. Your doing really well, just take your time and work at Oscar's pace. As 'boats will tell you, Amazons have more fun.
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