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Old 05-21-2019, 12:02 PM
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I've been on the search for some amazon books and I'm struggling. Have any of you come across any worthy reads? I have the basic books one should look into that help with behavior, housing, and basic "domesticated" life. I'm wanting to find a book that touches on their life in the wild. How they behave in a flock, daily routines of survival, natural diets etc...
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Re: Amazon Education

books aren't the best place for knowledge now a days. Most scientific studies are posted as articles online. Try using your good friend Google to look up scientific articles. Also go through our Amazon sub forum, lots of good information there. Birdtricks also has some good books on diet and what not for parrots in general.
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Re: Amazon Education

I think Amazons in the wild are difficult to study.
Living in the top portion of a rainforest makes them difficult just to get to.
Add in there natural camouflage makes it a daunting task and I don't think there is that much interest out there(except for us Amazon snobs).
If you do find something along the lines you are looking for please let us know.

I watch all the documentary's I can that deal with birds and parrots but even there I have found little on amazons in particular.
You might look for a documentary called "parrot confidential" It's pretty good though a bit depressing.
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Re: Amazon Education

Thanks for your input and advice. I will look into the documentary and share any thing I find going forward. My thought is to try and mimic the wild in the home. I think if she can have a more "natural" life she might balance out a bit. At least be restored mentally to a healthier state. We might as well work with her quirks instead of against them and lets face it...these birds may live in homes but they are wild animals.
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Re: Amazon Education

Observing Amazons in their Natural Ranges is possible as more and more Central and South America countries are providing ECO Tours as specific Government areas are set aside for such viewing.

There has been several field studies supported by grants for those individuals completing their Masters and Doctorate degrees. Organizations like the Amazona Society, England (not sure they are still active) have provided limited financial support in the past. The majority of those Studies had been with the Blue Fronted Amazons.

There are several organizations that have, are beginning, or now are reporting under the CITES International. So, that will be a good source. Historical Books regarding the Amazon Species is also a wonderful source and near every one is now on the Web. As with any web searches it is important to be aware of Junk Science and Arm Chair Research.

It is important to remember that in the recent past, the use of rainforest in place of jungles has become problematic as rainforestes are areas that have fairly long periods of freezing temperatures. This all came about as a small group of individuals came to believe that by referring to jungles as rainforestes that people would become less willing to allow them to be cut down and converted into farm land. There are sad stories of Park Rangers finding bird cages left open as individuals in NorthWestern North America or from other areas would drive to the real rainforest to release their Parrots.
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