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First week,new amazon

Hi everyone, as stated in my intro my wife and I are proud owners of a 5 month old red lored amazon.So far she has been sweet ,letting us handle for short periods,touch her feet, but no scritching yet. I was wondering about how long it takes for her to "settle in" and get used to the house and us. She has been quiet with only some tiny squacks and squeeks.I know from what I've read they are usually more vocal morning and sundown,but we really haven't seen that from her yet. Thanks in advance for any input.
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A lot of the time Amazons can take around 6 months to show their true colours. They're pretty suspicious birds too, and females are often quite reserved. I think my male settled in very fast compared to some of my other birds but I can't say why because I haven't a clue. It did take him months before he showed his true potential though and wanted to be with me. When I first had him he would growl and honk but in the end I was target training him to recall to me and he was stepping up. He was a great bird. It really varies on the individual

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Amazons are not that vocal and babies are very quiet (can't call attention to themselves or the predators will get them). Now, when I say 'not that vocal', it doesn't mean you won't hear a peep out of them (my bluefronts are quite loud at flock call times), it just means that, as long as they are happy and healthy (and not hormonal), they are less likely to scream constantly (like sun conures, for example).
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Thank you for your insights, I was beginning to think nobody saw my questuob tucked
In there. So far she is really sweet.Already seems to have taken to my wife aliitle nore than me.She has already learned to step- up and give "high fives". I also have gotten her to follow and target the end of a ruler I dyed red with food color.I can't wait to see where we are 6 months down the road!
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