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Old 01-11-2019, 08:03 PM
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Today my boyfriend and I were talking and I realized that Iíve had my baby girl for 7 years and ive never verified what her breed is, 🤭🤦🏼*♀️ Smh. But here is a couple pictures, if anyone can help me figure it out Itd make me super happy 😊 thanks! -Melissa p.s. please ignore my adolescent self lolI need help-fac9370a-a066-401a-9afc-b8c7c2b57ebe.jpg

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:14 PM
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Re: I need help

Well a long overdue Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amazons.

Amazons provide extremely limited to no visual differences between Males and Females.

In today's World of Avian care, one obtains a DNA test to determine the sex of one's Amazon. There are some diet requirements that differ between male and females. Especially, if you have a hen and could become egg bound.

Is it possible that during this last seven years that you have not visited an Avian Vet? Parrots need to visit an Avian Vet at least every other year when in the care of a knowledgeable owner.

I believe that you live in Michigan and there are two Certified Avian Vets (CAV) in this State and a large number of Avian Qualified Vets. So, finding an Avian Vet near you is very possible.

Please take the time to read the two Threads at the top of the Amazon Forum. The Understanding Amazon Body Language provides insight into the basic Body Language of all Amazons. It is your foundation for then understanding the Body Language your Amazon has added. Also, I Love Amazons ... is an excellent Thread on loving and living with Amazons.
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Re: I need help

Do you mean that you don't know the parrot's sex or that you don't know the variety of Amazon? Cute bird, by the way!
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:19 PM
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Re: I need help

I have seen lots of amazon's but I truly don't know what version (breed) you got there.

I am sure someone out there can tell you but it's not me.
Panama?
Mealy?
Those would be my guess. She/he looks like a larger Amazon rather than the smaller size like my Green cheek Amazons (though they look noting like yours in markings).

I will be watching this thread to hear just what your bird is.

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Re: I need help

Parrots don't have breeds. Her species is mealy amazon
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Re: I need help

I was going to say a Mealy Amazon too...Again, birds don't have "breeds" like dogs, but rather different "Species" or "Sub-Species"...

And to find out the gender you'd have to have a DNA test done, as already described...If you don't already have one, you need to find either a Certified Avian Vet or an Avian Specialist Vet (No "Exotics" Vets or General Vets), and your bird should be getting a full Wellness-Exam done at least once a year with this CAV or Avian Specialist Vet...The full Wellness-Exam should include a full visual and physical exam of your bird, a Fecal Culture to be sent-off to a lab, and then they should also do Microscopy/Gram-Stain on the Fecal sample right there in the office on the spot (this is to check for any bacterial, fungal/yeast, or protozoan infections, and to check to make sure your bird has a proper amount of normal, "healthy" bacteria throughout his GI Tract; and then finally should ALWAYS include routine, "Baseline" blood-work, which will check for any infection, anemia, any nutritional deficiencies, check his metabolic levels, and then his liver and kidney functions....That's the minimum that should be done at least once a year, while some people also have a regular x-ray done as well, just to check for any masses/growths and to see the size of their liver to make sure that they are not suffering from Fatty Liver Disease, and to check the size of the kidneys to check for any Renal infections...And then you'll also have his normal, "baseline" levels to compare to if he ever becomes ill...And they can also add a DNA-test to the blood-work so you'll know the gender of your bird for certain.

If you need help finding a Certified Avian Vet or Avian Specialist Vet nearest to you, we can help you with that as well. It's extremely important that you find an experienced, educated Avian Specialist Vet and not just an "Exotics" Vet, as at least in the US they have no extra education or training in any specific types of animals, they are simply General Vets who are "willing to see" animals other than dogs and cats, and birds are so unique and specialized in their anatomy and physiology, and Avian medicine in-general is so specialized that you really do need a CAV who knows what they are doing...plus it's good to establish a relationship with a CAV just in-case your bird ever becomes seriously ill or injured...
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Re: I need help

Breed my not be the correct term but it’s a lot easier to spell than Species to someone that stoped learning how to spell at grade 6.
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