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assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

hi
dears, I'm looking for help here, you can say that I'm new to Amazon
and I'm looking for a guide for taming and training my little ozzy

can anyone lead me to some videos or books to refer to

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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

Welcome to the forum! At the top of the page are two stickys.." I love Amazons..and ongoing journey" and "Amazon body language" Read these. Sit with your amazon and read them to Ozzie too! You will gain enormous amounts of help and info.
We'd love to see a picture of Ozzy also!


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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

Hi this is the Amazon you got when you swapped your African grey with your cousin? Then you said it was a baby you were still hand feeding? The threads mentioned above are very good. Im sorry to hear you guys are still having trouble bonding. There are tips on bonding here to, I don't know how to link the threads though. I'm glad you are still reaching out, and I hope some of our amazon people can give you tips. How old is your bird?
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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

I also noticed in your old picture that the cage was very small, that can effect their behavior, making them feel trapped and needing to defend their territory. They also can feel frustrated in a small cage. I don't know how you work with him now, but letting him come out of the cage on his own, then useing a hand held perch to transfer him to a PlayStation or area you have set up where he can perch securely, then work with him lots of treats. Does he step up for you?
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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

Also it is very important for him to fledge and learn to fly, for several months, then keep him clipped if that's something you feel you have to do. It effects their behavior and development if they haven't learned to fly..... Leads to prolonged baby period which I think you mentioned before having trouble weaning him. What food is he eating now?
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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

Dear Laurasea

This is not the I swapped, but I still have both,

This is baby blue fronted with 8-9 months I believe.
And yes I do have good amount of knowledge but with African grey, however, it helped me allot with Ozzy, now he started eating alone, doesn't bite, step up on my hand, also my kids can feed him, although he acting like he wants to bite"coz he's little scared". But within sometime I noticed that the fear reduced but still there.
It worth noting that he takes a round flying on the shall then comes back to his cage.

Why I have asked for your help,
Ive noticed that the terminology and way of training parrots is deffrint here, and I wanted to train this baby with the best ways, so ive asked for training books, dvds as I want to do the best for him, either from what I learned here or what I will get from the community or books, as I need to educate myself more in training Amazon, I wish that I can get him more closer to me, my family, and make him more comfortable and happy with us.

Finally, I wish to get the support from you guys,
And please comment on the size, type and overall looking of the bird
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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

He looks very healthy, but also very scared/nervous...And I have to agree that his cage is far, far too small for him, I too noticed that in your first post a while ago...He's going to get much larger than he is now, BFA's are quite large as adults, and that cage is far too small for him now as a baby. That would be the very first thing I would do, get him an adequately large enough cage to house him, not one that he simply fits in...He should have many toys inside of his cage, many different types of toys, and he needs to not only be able to house all of the toys in his cage, but also be able to not touch any of them and still fully open his wings up and not have them or his tail touch any cage bars or toys, and still be able to freely play, swing, jump, climb, etc. The cages I have for my little Green Cheek Conure, my Quaker Parrot, and my Senegal Parrot are all much larger than your BFA's current cage...Laura is correct, living in such a small cage can cause behavioral issues, territorial issues, anxiety, and most of all Feather-Destructive Behaviors such as plucking and barbering, and even Self-Mutilation...So that would be step #1.

It sounds like you want to bond more-closely with your bird, and to hand-tame him more than he is as of now. Beyond getting him an adequate cage and toys/activities, this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint, and it's involves keeping his cage in the "main room" of your house, like the living room, wherever the people of your house spend most of their time when they are home, and not in a back bedroom or other room...He needs to be around/with his people, visitors, etc. People walking past his cage, sitting in the same room interacting and living and him seeing this will help to socialize him, but also you have to remember that he's a "flock" animal. So he needs to be in with his "flock" when you are home, which is you and your family who live in the house.
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Re: assistance in taming blue fronted amazon

Thanks dears for your comments,
It's worth noting that my kids has started being closer to him, they always try to feed him, and play with him,

Furthermore, he spend most of his time out of the cage, and fly over the place.
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