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Amazon Diet

Just wondering what you all feed your Amazons? Specifically the OWA.

Whats fruits do they enjoy?

Also how do you store any nuts you buy? I was going to buy monkeynuts human grade but they looked all broken and manky and I am wary of any that could cause aspergilliosis. Do you freeze them or just put them in the fridge?

Do yours like dried fruits?

So far mine likes banana, red grapes, sunflower seeds and his pellets. Have been told he likes apple and pear and nuts but just working him up slowly.


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I tried to find a way to fix the title of your thread, but couldn't, sorry. Maybe one of the other mods or administrators will know how to do it!

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Thanks, I didn't realise till after I poted then thought I'd fixed it but obviously not lol.
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Lol, i fixed the title for you. I read the title and thought oh nooooooo!

As to your question, if you get it from a pet shop, i would freeze it overnight before feeding to prevent a flour moth infestation



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Lol thanks!!

All the nuts etc I will be buying will be human grade so not pet grade foods, you can tell he's going to be spoilt lol!

Was tempted to freeze everything anyway.

Thinking of getting some palm nuts to try him with?
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Sure! It never hurts to try. I've found that birds are very individual with their likes. Macaws are supposed to be big nut eaters, it's actually a big part of their diet - they need the extra fat. Goober snubs them all The key to getting them to eat new things is persistence and patience. A little "monkey see, monkey do" doesn't hurt either. Sit right in front of them, but ignore them, and pretend to (or really eat) something. Act like a toddler - make a big deal about it, big smile, pretend you're really enjoying it. Once you see they are interested, pretend like you're hoarding it for yourself - they will get fussy, annoyed you aren't sharing on principle. Then turn, after they get antsy, and offer some - usually they will take it right away just because you made a big deal of not sharing and will chow down Works every time with Goober! With her, I wait until she gets annoyed and will start grabbing at my arm/shirt/whatever she can reach and tugging on it haha



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Sure! It never hurts to try. I've found that birds are very individual with their likes. Macaws are supposed to be big nut eaters, it's actually a big part of their diet - they need the extra fat. Goober snubs them all The key to getting them to eat new things is persistence and patience. A little "monkey see, monkey do" doesn't hurt either. Sit right in front of them, but ignore them, and pretend to (or really eat) something. Act like a toddler - make a big deal about it, big smile, pretend you're really enjoying it. Once you see they are interested, pretend like you're hoarding it for yourself - they will get fussy, annoyed you aren't sharing on principle. Then turn, after they get antsy, and offer some - usually they will take it right away just because you made a big deal of not sharing and will chow down Works every time with Goober! With her, I wait until she gets annoyed and will start grabbing at my arm/shirt/whatever she can reach and tugging on it haha

So far he's eaten everything I've offered him, we're not that bonded really lol only had him since sat so still settling in
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I was reading this while playing with Alex and his foot toys and I took a wood piece and got overly excited about it and Alex was like wait a minute gimme that!! So what Jenny is saying does work haha.




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Glad it worked, Abby! I do that all the time when she's scared of something or won't eat it. Works like a charm!



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I don't have an Amazon, but really admire them! They're such beautiful, gorgeous parrots, and soooo smart! I have heard from friends that have them that they're super great eaters. I believe in the wild they like to eat palm fruit and palm nuts, almonds off the almond trees, and lots of vegetation too.

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