Happy 8th Gotcha Day Chico and Bobbie!

Roz

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Both needing homes, I was warned that Chico, the Panama Amazon, was especially aggressive towards female humans. That was certainly true!


He’s fine with me now – it took some months – but I still wouldn’t ask him to step up on my hand.


It complicates things that he is pretty much blind as well as disabled through bad arthritis.


Despite a suspected stroke, he still seems to be enjoying life. Chico is around 56+ years old now.

On the other hand I was told Bobbie, the Red-lored Amazon, loved females although she speaks with a male's voice.


She couldn't fly when she arrived, but using the sofa as a landing pad and watching the others fly, she taught herself in a few months.


She loves to hang out near me. Bobbie is around 21 or 22 years old.


Like Chico she is very food motivated!

Happy Gotcha Day, Feathered Friends!
 
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Roz

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beautiful photos - I'll have to try the half apple trick with Dora, what is the branch that is shown?
Thanks Wendy. 😊 Lol - that was actually a whole cooking apple fresh from the tree. 😄 She is sitting on a Java stand - had to put vet wrap on some of the branches as they were slippy.
 

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

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Thanks Wendy. 😊 Lol - that was actually a whole cooking apple fresh from the tree. 😄 She is sitting on a Java stand - had to put vet wrap on some of the branches as they were slippy.
I'll do that, bit it was the leaves that Chico was eating that I wondered about....apple tree?
 
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Roz

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Ahhh yes, you are absolutely right - Chico is chewing on an apple branch. I give him branches of bay tree in the winter which he likes too.
 

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I Googled sap rising, and discovered that sap doesn't usually rise in evergreen trees. If it does, it happens for about 4 - 6 weeks from March. So you are ok to cut right now. I've never really noticed a problem with sap in bay and I cut branches year round.
 

Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

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I Googled sap rising, and discovered that sap doesn't usually rise in evergreen trees. If it does, it happens for about 4 - 6 weeks from March. So you are ok to cut right now. I've never really noticed a problem with sap in bay and I cut branches year round.
Thanks @Roz, I'll let you know what she thinks of it.
 
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