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Old 09-10-2018, 10:31 PM
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Hi All!

We have the opportunity to bring in a rescued amazon(assumed male) into the family. We already have Bella, our red belly, as a family member for the past 7 years.
I know that there are no guarantees, but can we even hope for a happy household with some free time all together, or am I kidding myself considering the size difference. Is this even a good idea? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:19 AM
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Re: amazon rescue

What kind of amazon and is the age known?

I'd start with these 2 threads myself:

I Love Amazons - An On-Going Journey!

Amazon body language

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Re: amazon rescue

As it has been stated many times in the past,it greatly depends on the "birdonality" of the fid's. Having had parrots for over thirty years,I have two. Smokey (TAG) was the first then about a year later Amy came a long. Smokes was about 1.5 years old at that time and Amy was just four months old.
Amy's birdonality from the start was great,she wanted to be buddies with Smokey but Smokey wanted NO part. Thinking back,Smokes was probably jealous of Amy since she was an only bird from the start and she made it known she DID NOT like Amy If they were out together Smokey did everything she could think of to torture poor Amy She'd sneak up on Amy then pull her tail and run back to her house LAUGHING
One time years ago Smokey went up to Amy and they went beaky to beaky "kissing". I thought to myself that Smokey was finally accepting Amy, but I was sooooo wrong. Smokey BIT Amy's tongue so hard that Amy screamed in pain and I had to rush her to her CAV and they put five stitches in her tongue. That was the last time I let Smokes get close to Amy.

A few years ago Smokey flew off to Rainbow Bridge (she was 28 years old)
I then adopted Jonesy, A goffin 'too. Jones was smaller than Amy,about the same size a Smokes was,and Jonesy and Amy got along VERY well,where they would hang out together,preen each other etc. Unfortunately I ended up rehoming Jonesy ( long story) about a year later.

Now there is BB the Cockatiel. The Beebs is MUCH smaller than Amy,and Amy wants to be best buds,but I think BB is a little intimidated by the Green Dinosaur's size. Amy is constantly climbing Beebs house to hang with him! She has even gone into his cage,to play with HIS toys or even nosh on his food!

BB is flighted and when he gets aggro'd with Amy's antics he'll just fly away,usually coming to me. Amy doesn't fly.

Sooooo...long story short, I believe big and small fid's can have a good and happy relationship. It just depends on the individual .

Amy my beautiful Blue Front. Who was four months old when she picked me to go home with to her "forever" home in 4/1990.. DNA'd MALE in 2015
Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,

Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:48 AM
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Re: amazon rescue

I have a BFA who is 35 now. I had a OWA for many years as well. The OWA, Rocky, passed away about 5 years ago at the age of 48. We had Rocky first, and got Sam when Rocky was about 7. Sam was a baby BFA. In the beginning, things were ok. Rocky ignored Sam, and Sam just grew and grew! Eventually, Sam became almost twice as big and heavy as Rocky. Rocky was quite a timid bird, preferring to run and hide rather than fight. Not Sam. He always loved a good knock down!

Usually, Sam would sneak up on Rocky and attack him. Rocky would run away, and Sam would chase him. He never caused any injuries, but he tormented that poor bird. We eventually had Rocky go live with my father, who he loved.

I always felt bad that Rocky had to move because of Sam, but Rocky was so happy with my father that it was no big deal. Just never know how they will get along until you try!
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