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Rico my White Fronted Amazon
So I have recently brought home an 8 week old (9 weeks tomorrow) White Fronted Amazon parrot. He is a lovely little boy and has some great personality starting to show through.
He is still being hand fed a good formula twice a day(please advise if I should feed more) but still picks at food on his own here and there. He has both a healthy seed mix and pellets to pick at when he's hungry between feeding. The reason I chose him was because he had already left the box and was exploring the food bowls on his own.
I am wondering if there is anyone who can answer some questions about them as the information on White Fronted Amazons is more limited than other Amazons such as the Blue Fronted etc. How long do they make their begging/gronking noise for? I'm struggling to understand whether the noise means he wants to be with me or not. I'm also interested in the weaning and fledging stages. I've read that the weaning is between 10-12 weeks in most Amazons, is this true for the WFA? When does one know when to stop the formula? My Hahn's Macaw "told" me when he didn't want formula anymore so I just would like a rough for the Amazons. Maybe I am misreading things because he is so young? I just feel like he sometimes doesn't want to be with me, and that is completely fine, I just want to know the signs haha. Being said, this could all be because he is a baby. I also am wondering if it's normal for him to be active one moment, then foot tucked up and sleeping?
If I can get any more information on White Fronted Amazons from an experience point of view I will be very grateful as I want to be the best owner I can for this little guy.
I look forward to a long life with this little guy.
Thanks so much.