Adopting a lilac-crowned Amazon copier tomorrow.?
I've always had birds as pets ranging from budgies to cockatiels, and this will be my first big parrot. I currently have no other birds and the only other pets I own are 3 rats who will live in another room. I've done a ton of research on Amazons, there personality, the time and attention they entail every day, what food is best for them, there screeching and screaming, need weekly showers, and how they can be moody and bite. I feel really prepared and fully know what I'm getting myself into, he's a 4 year old lilac-crowned amazon with a clown similar to personality and knows how to speak, laughs, and mimics, his current owners say he perfers men which is accurate for me since I am one. They say he bites when he doesn't want to come out, but most of the time he is really friendly and will come out of his cage and hangout with you adjectives day long and is hand tame, freshly bites when he's in the mood. Also I will be his third (and last) home in times gone by 4 years. He is for sure getting a forever home with me!
Now I'm curious whether anyone has any advice for me about bringing him domestic, getting him to bond with me, making him comfortable, really any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also if you own experience owning an Amazon, it would be great to hear about what it's like to be owned by one lol =) Thanks for any advice or comments and super stoked to adopt this wonderful guy!
I use to have one I got rid of her because her bites be verrryyy frequent I got tired of it 6 year hand rise by me/ so think it over you can paw rise other birds like canaries, Lady gouldians or cockatiels that will always show affection and even sing on your hand ,but parrot get territorial once they get their adult age which is 5 years to 6 years older , but if you still want it enjoy it while it last , correct luck
If you own more than one person in your family, I would recommend that you try to equally bond next to him. They can become really attached to one person, and start being aggressive towards the others. (possessive!)
Having an amazon is kind of close to having a toddler all of the time. lol. Very fun, very rewarding, commonly demanding, sometimes difficult. They do the funniest things, and then turn around and have a screechy tantrum when you pick up your keys because they know you are departing.
One final reminder, remember to be careful of what you use around your amazon. I have heard horror stories of them dying from the chemicals surrounded by teflon pans, candles, air fresheners, etc. We haven't had a problem because we live surrounded by a warm climate and keep our windows unseal all of the time so there is excellent ventilation, but I still don't pocket chances. kwim?
Enjoy your new "baby", you are starting off on one of the most rewarding experiences you can enjoy with your new friend.