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Old 08-17-2013, 04:21 AM
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Re: Parrots smell?

I do not think a healthy bird stinks, but a cage that is not kept clean would. People who have good cleaning habits should not worry about odors. The scent put out by a amazon is minimal. I noticed that my bird does it when I do something he likes so take it as a compliment.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:43 AM
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Re: Parrots smell?

well...I tend to disagree with what most have said here. Amazons ( at least my yellow nape) do seem to have a smell...I wouldn't say it's a stinky smell....but I certainly wouldn't say it's a pleasant smell.......its just a distinct smell. Now my wife on the other hand would say she smells up our house..and before anyone says anything or asks....she has never never been sick a day in her life and is healthy as a horse..and yes, I keep her cage and environment VERY clean..
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Re: Parrots smell?

What does your nape eat? Maybe all noses aren't built the same, LOL.I've got about a dozen napes and i like the way they all smell, but i wouldn't get my nose too close to the breeders, LOL.
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Re: Parrots smell?

her main diet consists of Roudybush maintenance pellets....outside of her pellets, she's a VERY picky eater...I try to give a variety of "other" foods such as fruit, nuts, nutriberries, seed mix as a treat, etc..but I would say 85% of her diet is Roudybush..
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oh...and I remember reading posts on forums like this ( years ago) that described an amazons smell as "old dirty sweat socks" ! LOL ......I didn't say it, I just remember it..
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:22 PM
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Re: Parrots smell?

Quote: Originally Posted by goalerjones View Post
Just beware if an Amazon strolls up and calmly says, "pull my feather".

That is more than hilarious.....BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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Re: Parrots smell?

Lol Jackie sometimes has that musky zon scent- it's not up there with Old Spice and it's not "stinky", but I like it and I can only smell it when I'm cuddling him... As far as "stinking up your whole house"- that's a pretty far fetched accusation that you won't have to worry about lol
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Re: Parrots smell?

Quote: Originally Posted by JerseyWendy View Post
Billy, if you're asking if Amazons stink, the simple answer is NO. No healthy bird stinks for that matter.

Yes, they "can" emit a (heavenly) scent, which makes it very hard (for me) to keep my nose out of their feathers.
OMG that's so true. I don't know if its creepy or not, but I love putting my nose on my birds and smelling them. There is no stink, they smell really good actually. If anything, the only thing that stinks is the poo, but its doesn't stink that bad, plus you get used to it, and the cages get cleaned regularly anyway, so most of the poo is cleaned before it starts to smell.
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Re: Parrots smell?

I love the smell of amazons! They emit a stronger scent it seems when in a heightened state of emotion. I think all the birds have distinct smells. My cag smells so different than the other birds. Dorothy is kind of like clean clothes smelling. She smells kind of fresh where I think amazons are kind of sweet/musky. Macaws have a distinct smell as well, in fact while I don't think that it is unpleasant it is the only bird that I can smell without actually picking it up. I guess they are big and emit a stronger scent!
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Re: Parrots smell?

I swear, only a bird lover such as us, would understand why we would bury our noses in our fids' feathers and inhale deeply....AAAAHHH....BLISS!!!!

@mdmarley: How often does your Amazon get a bath? Might be her diet if you can really smell her. I have 2 Amazons and 2 Big Macs, and you can't smell a thing unless the Amazons get excited and you are up VERY close to them.

And the ONLY poop that has a very slight odor is Ripley's first poop in the morning. He doesn't poop ALL night, and when he lets lose in the morning, he would put a small dog to shame.
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