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Forum: Amazons 02-20-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By henpecked
Re: A very good sign

Yes the mock fighting thing is very common to young amazons. I think you said the older bird was preening the younger one. That's a good sign.
Forum: Senior Avians 02-11-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By henpecked
Re: When Amazons age

I have almost 50 yr old YNA hen who still drives me crazy with the hormones. Also have a OWA pair that's been mating almost every day for 30 ys.
Forum: Breeding/Raising Parrots 02-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,341
Posted By henpecked
Re: Breeder uses single wing clip open to debate

I'm in no way defending the practice of single wing clips. However it was practiced at a time when we parrot owners didnt want parrots flying around in the house. Wanted then on a perch or in a cage...
Forum: Amazons 02-11-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By henpecked
Re: Body Language HELP

IMO I think you need to start setting some boundaries with him. Carefully pick your battles and be consistent. Amazons are very happy with a good leader.
Forum: Amazons 02-11-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By henpecked
Re: Body Language HELP

I cant help but echo the advice about allowing him on your shoulder. My longtime pet hen is content to be on my arm. I think she thinks shes closer to the action then.
Forum: Amazons 02-10-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By henpecked
Re: Body Language HELP

Lol. I have lots of Hens with boy names.
Forum: Amazons 02-10-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By henpecked
Re: Body Language HELP

I would need to see a video to be sure but it sounds like you are describing something a hen amazon would do. It I'm correct , that's a bonding type behavior. In truth , shes displaying a submissive...
Forum: Amazons 02-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By henpecked
Re: weight...

Hey everyone. Yes most Male amazons will gain about 10% in body weight during breeding season. Texsize,, 550 grams is on the slightly heavy size for a parvipes subspecies of YNA. Generally speaking...
Forum: Amazons 09-21-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,744
Posted By henpecked
Re: Help finding YNA Blue mutation

I have one on his split to blues hens. Awaiting a mate. The blue mutation napes were about 12k when I got my hen from him. He wasn't raising many Pet quality blue napes most where for breeder...
Forum: Amazons 09-11-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By henpecked
Re: Help! Male amazon parrot unpredictable and aggressive towards owner/companion!

He's biting because he's been taught that it will control his human underlings.
Forum: Amazons 09-11-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By henpecked
Re: Hurricane

Cops won't let me get to my house and Birds until 3pm. I've just about had enough of this big bother knows best crap. I'm about 2 miles from the house. Someone might need to come bail me out of jail.
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By henpecked
Re: Grunting sound

To me that sound more like a " yeah, OK," . Maybe a sort of greeting type thing. Not really happy to see you but acknowledge you.
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By henpecked
Re: Help! Male amazon parrot unpredictable and aggressive towards owner/companion!

Welcome to the forum . I could write a book about this topic. First and foremost this occurs when the bird is in charge. If the bird is calling the shots then chaos is 5he result. You need to find...
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By henpecked
Re: New Amazon in house

Easy. Don't feed him outside the cage. Make him go back to eat and then close the cage. He have a favorite treat? Don't give him any but place it in the cage when you want him to go back in.
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By henpecked
Re: Grunting sound

Sorry. Not working for me. I'm on my phone. My pc is in a plastic bag in my closet. Hurricane irma
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By henpecked
Re: Hurricane

I won't be allowed to get home until 3pm on Monday. But I'll be trying to get in. Have my chainsaw and wrench on my truck ready to go.I'll be first in line at the police barricade. They got extra...
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By henpecked
Re: Grunting sound

The sound of stress or unhappy is a longer , ahh sound. Several syllables long. If I could hear it in a video I could better translate for you.
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By henpecked
Re: Hurricane

Looks like it might be turning your way a bit. At least it over land and starting to weaken
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By henpecked
Re: Grunting sound

What I call a grunt in YNA is a sign of contentment. Favorite food or scratches in the right spot.
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By henpecked
Re: Misting Question

My YNA of 47 years takes a shower with me almost every day. Be careful not to put her under AC vent or other draft. And yes she looks like a drown rat.
Forum: Amazons 09-10-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By henpecked
Hurricane

In need of some prayers before me and the flock deal with approaching Cat 4. I moved my 20 amazons to as safe a location as I could. They are above predicted storm surge but that won't help if I lose...
Forum: Amazons 08-04-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By henpecked
Re: Amazon yellow naped

They normally lay every other day. Until they have a clutch. I'd you pull eggs as they lay them they will keep laying. Sometimes you could add fake eggs to keep them from laying more. I have had...
Forum: Amazons 07-06-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By henpecked
Re: How do I keep Kizzy off the ceiling fan and other non-approved surfaces

Welcome to the trials and tribulations of having a young flighted amazon. Like the last poster said. Give her a better place to hang out. Reward her with lots of attention when she is in a good...
Forum: Amazons 07-04-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By henpecked
Re: Hey.. Henpecked here

I'm in Alaska but will be home later this week. Birds will be crazy for a week or two. Lol
Forum: Amazons 07-04-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By henpecked
Hey.. Henpecked here

Haven't been around much lately but will check in more often now. I see many older members here ,, still helping out the newbies. Just wanted to say thanks and I'll be around more. BTW. Ms...
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