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Old 04-14-2017, 02:32 PM
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First time in here...I have visited the forum when I had an Umbrella Cockatoo named Whitey that was 8 .... he has since died and I was heartbroken. he was my buddy and he spoke a lot. he died very suddenly and I didn't even know he was sick.

I bought an Orange winged amazon that was 3 months old from a store here in Long Island where I used to get Whitey his toys. Charlie is his name. I chose Charlie because it's a unisex name since I don't know that it is, in fact, a male bird. Is there a way to tell?
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:46 PM
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Welcome to you and Charlie.
Condolences about Whitey and congratulations about Charlie!
Plenty of Amazon experts (and many more) who will be along soon to greet you.
While you're waiting, you can take any issue or topic which interests you, use the Search Tab and then read about it. It's a really good engine.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:57 PM
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Welcome to you, you have some good company with you in Long Island!
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:31 PM
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Welcome to the forums. My deep condolences for your loss of Whitey. It is not always apparent when birds are sick; sometimes there are many clues, others not much. We have many threads related to parrot health and disease, please feel free to read them as well as making a basic first aid kit. Also a good idea to locate an avian vet just in case.

Best way to sex an Amazon is with a DNA check, often taken from a feather. Others may have subtle clues, but I am just familiar with the Blue Front variety.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:57 PM
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amazons! You have found your way into Amazon Central and the available information within the Amazon Forum is extensive. Plus as stated by my Good Friend above, the additional Forums for the Health of your Parrot is as extensive.

Your Orange Wing Amazon is young and you have a great opportunity to develop a live long relationship with your Zon.

Please visit the Amazon Forum and read the two 'Sticky' Threads at the top of the page. The I Love Amazons - ... Thread is huge in its life long knowledge base of information of Loving and Living with an Amazon! The other is Understanding Body Language (the tool for understand what your Amazon is trying to tell you!). Sit-down and read them out loud to your Amazon! Amazons Love to be Read Too! And, at the same time, you get to learn what your Amazon "Will be trying to tell you," still a bit early for the majority of that to be in place, but it is something you will NEED to know as your Zon gets a couple of years older.

There is no way to tell the sex of an Amazon, regardless of its species. DNA is the simplest and least expensive. It would be wise to find an Avian Vet and set-up a New Parrot Examination, an experienced CAV may choose to preform a DNA test only if there is a Full Blood Test preformed (Good idea with a New Parrot).

As a part of reading to your Amazon, consider reading the Stories regarding 'Salty' a White Crown Amazon that will provide you tons of information on working with a young Amazon - Author is Wrench13! You will enjoy read about 'Salty.'

Enjoy!
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