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This blog is here mostly to inform and help you tae an adequate decision on which kind of bird to adopt into your home.

I am no expert but I am very very interested in parrots and such, and am willing to help out as much as I can if you have any questions!

Also, none of the pictures posted are my property unless I claim otherwise. If you do not want a picture you took to be on this blog just send me a message and i'll be more than happy to take it down.
yellow naped amazons are curious and chew up their toys in no time. They need to be stimulated, otherwise they get bored and become problematic. Make sure to include the costs of new toys into the budget. 

yellow naped amazons are curious and chew up their toys in no time. They need to be stimulated, otherwise they get bored and become problematic. Make sure to include the costs of new toys into the budget. 

— 2 years ago
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yellow naped amazon parrot

species name:  Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata


personality: Yellow naped amazons are highly intelligent, quick-witted animals who make great pets for an active owner. They are naturally-born entertainers and looove to be the center of attention. When properly socialised they make great pets, however they are prone to becoming one-person-birds or developing a preference for one gender if not introduced to enough new people. You will often find yellow-naped amazons demanding to be scratched or pet, as they love attention. They will surely entertain you with their clownish antics in no time!

diet requirements: Being prone to obesity, these birds do best on high quality pellets along with fresh seed mixes and bird-safe fruits. Watch out with the seeds though, as they are very calorific!

cage size: these birds need very large cages, at least 30”x36”x50”

talking ability: excellent, they take great pleasure in mimicking what their owners say as well as songs, the telephone or the sound that the microwave makes.

experience requirements: high, as these birds tend to go through a bluffing phase.

time requirements: they need to be let out of their cage for at least 3-4 hours a day, and plenty of interaction inbetween

price range: $500 and $1500

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
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they love attention, yellow-napes do. Make sure to provide them with toys to entertain themselves with while you’re away, as well as cuddling them regularly.

they love attention, yellow-napes do. Make sure to provide them with toys to entertain themselves with while you’re away, as well as cuddling them regularly.

— 2 years ago with 8 notes
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a caged yellow-fronted amazon parrot is most definitely an unhappy parrot. daily playtime and exercise is vital for them!

a caged yellow-fronted amazon parrot is most definitely an unhappy parrot. daily playtime and exercise is vital for them!

— 2 years ago
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Coming from the Amazon, yellow naped amazons loooove spray baths and to ensure their happiness you should bathe them at least once a week. They will reward you with their antics.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
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Anonymous asked: for the photo: "yep these guys love to cuddle"... I am an artist and would like to paint this. Is the image subject to copyright?


Answer:

I’m sorry but I got this image off google and do not own any sort of copyright for it. Im sure there won’t be a problem as long as you dont make a profit from it though!

— 2 years ago
On the topic of personalities and talking abilities

I know that when I post my bird profiles I have a section for personality, and one for talking ability. However I seriously reccomend that you dont take what I say as a promise.

This is not because I lie or because I give you faulty information, but because birds, like humans, have a huge variety of personalities themselves. There is a possibility that a cockatoo won’t want to be touched, or that a parrotlet will have a glum, lazy disposition. That is not within my reach and depends on the parrot itself, and how you look after it. Let me give you an example.

I have two cockatiels myself. One of them, Bowie, is the sweetest little angel. He truly fits the profile for what a cockatiel should be like. Then there’s Binkie. He’s aggressive, grumpy, nervous, very active, slightly dominant and a little antisocial (but I still love him to bits and he’s getting better <3). Surprisingly, they both came from the same family (we bought them off a family who didn’t want them) and are supposedly brothers. 

Same thing goes for talking. You might get an African grey who won’t utter a word for the whole time you have him, and your neighbor will have a chatterbox conure.

True, what I write about the species is what is generally the case. And yes, if you’re looking for a sweet bird I reccomend a cockatiel or if you want a snugglebug I still reccomend a cockatoo. But you have to be wary that not every bird of a species is the same. And it is also up to you to keep that cockatiel sweet and happy. An unhappy bird who is afraid of you will most definitely not show it’s best traits.

My best advice if this worries you is to go to the shop/breeder/adoption centre a few times, meet the individual bird you plan on getting and that way find out what they are truly like. The best way to find out about someone is by spending time with them.

I hope this clears a few things up before you decide on what bird you want!

— 2 years ago
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Parrotlet

Species name: Forpus coelestis

About: Parrotlets originate in Peru and Equador. They are the smallest known breed of parrots, and also known as pocket parrots. There are several color mutations of Pacific parrotlets now available although they are very expensive compared to normal green birds. Currently, there are blue, cobalt blue, yellow (both American and European varieties), fallow, lutino, albino, white (also American and European), olive or dark factor green and blue-fallow (blue with red eyes). However, their colouring doesn’t affect their personalities.

personality: Although these guys are tiny, they have the personality of a large macaw. As they say, good things come in small packages. Even if you get a hand-fed and weaned parrotlet, they are likely to be quite feisty. However they are very friendly playful birds who will form a strong bond with their owner. These animals are perfect appartment pets because they are one of the few parrot species that do not know how to scream. They have a very soft voice and some don’t make a peep! However parrotlets can get jealous and aggressive around other birds (though they will decide whether they will be jealous to you or to the other birds) so if you get a parrotlet it’s reccomended to not get a pair, unless you plan on breeding them.

Diet requirements: Being very active, parrotlets need lots of food for their small size. They eat more than lovebirds or cockatiels. Parrotlets can eat a good-quality small hookbill or cockatiel seed mix with sunflower or a pellet diet instead of seeds. However if they are on a pellet diet make sure to feed them seeds a few times a week. Daily soft foods are also essential — cooked grains, chopped veggies, leafy greens, sprouted grains, whole-grain breads, fruits, etc. are all highly recommended. 

cage size: Again, although parrotlets are tiny and CAN get by in one of the smaller cages, but I would reccomend a cage which is 24” long 16” high, and 14” deep.

talking ability: Some parrotlets will never learn to talk, while others chatter away. It depends on the individual.

experience requirements: low-medium

time requirements: Parrotlets don’t bond to the person who feeds them but the person who spends more time with them. Daily interaction is key (half an hour a day should do) but the more the better!

price range: the price has a massive range varying on the colour mutations, but the common green parrotlet costs anything between $75-300. The more rare parrotlets (green rumped) can cost up to $800 or more!

— 2 years ago with 13 notes
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