Hi From Staffordshire

Rich Osborn

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That'd break me to lose a bird through theft, too many lowlifers these days.
My ex got 1 conure many many years ago from a breeder in Stoke a lot of his came to him through rescue with police, lofts full of wild imports, stolen pets/breeders, some he was able to take in rest got returned if possible or rehomed

I'm going to view a 7mo old blue fronted amazon at the weekend as a rehome, he looks very chill and good looking feathers/colours from the videos, they said he's nervous of hands but will take food and they're struggling for time to spend,
Did some reading up on the amazon's seem more vocal and easy going (as well as a birb can) so sounds like a bigger green cheek

If he doesn't like me or smells fishy once seen etc I think they've activated my pm stuff early I'll drop you a pm if still on the hunt, safer than having details floating around

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JackAndRob

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When we were searching for escapee Jack, we met one lady that had a BFA. A wonderful bird. 12 years old, he was desperate to get out of his cage to meet us, but as we were breezing through the house, front to back, doors open, he had to stay safely locked up. He was shut in, but he would not shut up. His range of words and sounds was unbelievable. We were there for a serious purpose, but he still made me smile. I could not resist putting my fingers through the bars of his cage to rub his beak and he clearly loved human attention.

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Kendra

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Tommy my BFA is the best talker amongst the flock, she is so funny, constantly shouting at Oscar LSC, Oscaarrr, Oscaarrr. I try and keep a count of the number of words in her vocabulary, but then I loose count. She came to me in a bad way, of course not mentioned and will never fly again except down hill, but she loves my husband and has eyes for no one else.
 

KEV H

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Massive difference in bluefront Amazon to a green cheek conure bluefront are anything but easy going specially males ye really need to learn body language on the hot 3 Amazons
 

Rich Osborn

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From the videos the owner has sent over this one looks more chill than Tommy chong and as far as aware hasn't chosen if he likes men or women as company....yet, I'm yet to see any misbehaving clips etc but guess not many would post if bein a lil sh1t, besides the feather up, lunges most will try when getting cocky what should I look out for?

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Kendra

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All parrots have 'off' days (weeks) all parrot can be little shifts, moody, grumpy My little Chorley OWA, the cheekiest, lovable, easiest of all the flock at the moment is going through a late summer moult which always put him in a grump for a week or two,
I just mainly leave him to it, whilst ensuring he has his essentials. You have you remember parrots are very intelligent creatures and so complicated beings and will work out the best way to get their wants/needs from their carer, so personality changes easily occur. How a bird is in one situation is very likely to be different to another. Their whole world changes with a new home, new people, new environment, new routines I fail to see how you could be sure how a bird will turn out in a new home beside the basic ways, remember, they take a while to settle and adjust so patience is needed for a while.
 

Rich Osborn

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Because that goes without saying anything new needs time, I've not had birds from any good background Nero and Ryoka (my last two) were on ebay as a cage when the ex showed up they said "oh the birds come with it, we did say in ad" took me around a year for them to trust me, I took them as a "divorce settlement" basically I didn't have to heart to split my aviary reject from her hand reared male she was very taken with him and he eased her with humans quite quickly so the two pairs went their separate way that was around a decade ago

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Kendra

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I was not sure you had larger parrots before, I wish you all the luck in your choice, I have never had a 'choice' as such, just taken what needed a home a so have a really mixed bunch, but found this forum to be so helpful when problems occur, none of the domineering attitudes found in many groups.
 

Rich Osborn

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Sorry all new phone and tapatalk fail

I've rehomed this handsome orange wing named Ponyo (I didn't ask but I'm guessing from the studio ghibli movie)
Ring number is ###### ring on his left foot
He was not handled by last owner but is already giving 5 and kisses, step up is one foot then he lets go of my hand
Has had scritches only 3 times but atm it's only when he's had to be caught with towel (he will 98% go in cage by command) he'll settle for a while so long as in a blanket Fort kinda set up but first chance to get back to cage and he's off

If anyone recognises number or can share any light on where he came from that would be epic

I've got him on low sunflower Johnson n jeff mix and lots of fresh fruit/veg daily but his beak is often rough looking so any advice there would be great, feather wise he's very vibrant like turned saturation up


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Roz

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He is gorgeous, Rich! One of the mods will be along to delete the number as it should be only known to you. Ponyo is actually a Blue-fronted Amazon. How long have you had him for? The ring should give you the year of hatching - this two figure number is usually sideways. Sounds like you are making great progress with him!
 

CaptainHowdy

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I've made an Instagram page for him if anyone wants to follow


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I would strongly advise you remove the ring number from your Instagram page. It is a way of identifying the bird and if he were to be stolen someone could decide to claim him as their own.

If the 18 on the ring is sideways then he hatched in 2018 assuming the breeder used the correct years rings.

He is also a blue fronted and not an orange winged :)
 

JackAndRob

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Nice head shot of Ponyo. He's a bonny lad.

Eclectus Frankie's beak was very flaky when he came to us. It looked rough enough for me to query it on the forum and I was told not to worry. His avian vet wasn't concerned about it. We suspect that his previous home didn't have places where he could wipe/scratch his beak properly, hence the bigger flakes staying attached for longer. His new beak growth is looking far better, colours more vivid, probably helped by a better diet.
 

Rich Osborn

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I was told orange wing because of his shoulders, he's also got orange ish band above dark blues somewhere on wings but always too quick for me to photo/see it fully
Ring number is as typed, the previous owner had him for 7months
Have removed number from profile thanks for heads up

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CaptainHowdy

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I was told orange wing because of his shoulders, he's also got orange ish band above dark blues somewhere on wings but always too quick for me to photo/see it fully
Ring number is as typed, the previous owner had him for 7months
Have removed number from profile thanks for heads up

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I have 2 orange winged he's defo a blue front :)

The orange in the orange winged is in their flight feathers and tail. Don't have a picture of mine at current but sure one of the other owa slaves might ;)
 

Rich Osborn

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Tbf the best info I could find online was "they look very similar" so I stuck with it but now I know I've updated his profile

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