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TV Advice for New (Baby) Amazon


I looked around the forum and it looks like this specific question hasn't been asked; if I missed it, I apologize.

As the topic says, we have a baby Yellow Naped Amazon arriving next month. His cage is in a place where he can easily see the TV if it's on, and I had a few questions:

One, are there certain TV shows or "types" of show to stay away from? I don't want to scare him, especially given he'll just be settling into a new home.

Two, for those of you with big talkers - do you mute the TV for certain things (like commercials) to keep them from repeating slogans?

Three, I know kids' shows and the Disney channel are popular with parrots - should I keep to "G" rated things for him to watch, or give him a range and see what he likes?

Thanks for any suggestions/advice!

~ Ariel

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I don't think it really matters what you put on in all honesty. Maybe an animal show could scare him if he sees something predatory and he can't tell it isn't really in the room, but other than that I've had my birds sit and watch everything and anything with me haha. Whatever you put on, just don't have it too loud. I go to some homes and their TVs are so loud it blows me away!

I've been lucky that none of my birds have repeated anything off TV, but a cockatiel of mine would repeat this horrible alarm tone I had on my BlackBerry when I was getting up in the mornings. I had to hear it all day

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