@Kel, it would be great if you could start a thread on the main forum so that it is easier to answer you in more detail. The general answer to getting Ozzy back in his cage is to make it more reinforcing, eg have food or a treat waiting in the cage for him. Would love to discuss this further with you on the main forum where others can chip in with ideas too
Hi All im currently in Wakefield and been on thr hunt for a parrot. Iv already been scammed just before xmas and now do not know where to look anymore for a parrot or know who to trust. Iv had birds all my life. Iv had green cheek conures, african grey, and a Jardine, my mother back in South africa has a blue fronted amazon and a timneh african grey which i dont mind having either. All my parrots iv ever had were all males iv never had a female so i feel more comfortable having a male.
@BernadetteReilly neither is "real" both are fake places. Nobody in their right mind would discount price a palm cockatoo let alone sell eggs when you can rear the chick your self and sell it for more money
Hi All, so iv rehome a 28 year old blue fronted amazon! And he (dont even know if its a male but according to previous owner he is) and he is extremely aggressive. I dont think hes ever been let out of his cage before hes barely mobile. He sits and sleeps in one place most of the day. He barely comes out the cage unless im cooking he tends to want whats for dinner otherwise thats the most u hear from him. He doesnt whistle or chirp or make a peep. Iv done so much research....
On how to tame an amazon and to be able to do just the first approach is almost impossible. I really dont know what to do.... any suggestions? I really dont think hes been looked after and hasnt had a good life and been given any love. And im not used to having a bird i cant even touch let alone hear it even make a noise. My heart aches for him... im just dying to touch him and stroke him. He just doesnt know whats good for him
This is the first time iv rehomed a bird at this age, 28 years is a long time. Iv always had birds from baby, either just weaned or hand reared myself. I just feel so sorry for this bird and wanted to give him a chance. His cage smells of ciggarette smoke, he has pinned feathers on his head and a missing nail/toe. He didnt even have food in his bowl or water, no paper at the base of his cage. U could see his cage had never been cleaned either.
Ammies are different to other birds and they are very different in personalities from each other. Male blue fronts are known as one of the three "hot zones" they can be very hot tempered in other words. Pin feathers are good. A good misting will clean up the feathers. Make an appointment for him to be health checked with full bloods taken as they are prone to liver issues. Youve just got him so he isnt going to trust you. You need to type all the above in the training section to get help and he