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I recently acquired an Double Yellow Headed Amazon. His name is Santana, he is 5 months old sweet but standoffish.
His sister was a great talker but she was mean, so she didn't get a new home. He has yet to speak words, just parrot talk. He tends to smell more frequent than my Hahn's Macaw ever did.

We have to get him away from his cage in order from him to be social able is that normal? Can anyone suggest what I could do to help with this transition? Also I am concerned he won't eat anything but seeds he picks them out of his food. He does love apples, tangerines but won't eat veggies. What can I do, I have tried to wait him out and it didn't work. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.:(
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Hi and Welcome to Talk Parrots.

How long have you had your new birb friend? Usually time is the answer to hand taming and a birb becoming more interested in you, I would use some millet or fruit the bird likes to eat and get him to come to your hand for the treats. When he accepts them praise him with a happy excited voice and he will start to respond to you more. Birds love to hear happy excited sounds and they seem to realize that once they do something you praise them for is a reason to repeat the same actions to get your excited response.

Keep offering veggies in small amounts I would pin them up in the cage between the bars and make it interesting for him to see and investigate. Sometimes offering food in a dish doesn't entice a bird to check it out ... I wet lettuce or kale and sprinkle a little millet on the veg and leave it where I know the bird likes to sit. They usually check it out and start munching on the fresh treats when there is seedy millet on it.



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Hello Everyone:

I recently acquired an Double Yellow Headed Amazon. His name is Santana, he is 5 months old sweet but standoffish.
His sister was a great talker but she was mean, so she didn't get a new home. He has yet to speak words, just parrot talk. He tends to smell more frequent than my Hahn's Macaw ever did.

We have to get him away from his cage in order from him to be social able is that normal? Can anyone suggest what I could do to help with this transition? Also I am concerned he won't eat anything but seeds he picks them out of his food. He does love apples, tangerines but won't eat veggies. What can I do, I have tried to wait him out and it didn't work. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.





Hi! I own a blue and white English parakeet, and still have not ventured to separate her from her cage, so I guess you are ahead of my hand-taming attempts in many respects. Our Sweetheart likes her romaine lettuce and celery tops, but she also enjoys the peas in her Bonanza seed mixture. Perhaps you could try introducing a seed mixture such as this with Santana. And do try Mr. Peepers' suggestions -- he has a wealth of bird experience. *hugs* Sweet Parakeet
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Hello Everyone:

I recently acquired an Double Yellow Headed Amazon. His name is Santana, he is 5 months old sweet but standoffish.
His sister was a great talker but she was mean, so she didn't get a new home. He has yet to speak words, just parrot talk. He tends to smell more frequent than my Hahn's Macaw ever did.

We have to get him away from his cage in order from him to be social able is that normal? Can anyone suggest what I could do to help with this transition? Also I am concerned he won't eat anything but seeds he picks them out of his food. He does love apples, tangerines but won't eat veggies. What can I do, I have tried to wait him out and it didn't work. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.

I just wanted to add that we have begun to offer Sweetheart strips of carrot slipped in between the bars of her cage (and held in place with a wooden clothes peg) and she has taken to this food treat really well. She loves to pare at wooden objects with her beak, and the carrot seems to satisfy her bite-y-beak needs, and providing good nourishment at the same time. Good luck!
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I just wanted to add that we have begun to offer Sweetheart strips of carrot slipped in between the bars of her cage (and held in place with a wooden clothes peg) and she has taken to this food treat really well. She loves to pare at wooden objects with her beak, and the carrot seems to satisfy her bite-y-beak needs, and providing good nourishment at the same time. Good luck!

That's so great SP likes to destroy the carrot and probably eats a little of it at the same time. \


Have you tried offering her a chunk of raw broccoli or cauliflower the same way? Banana loves her fresh veggies and with her recent molt she seems to buzz through veggies with more vigor lately.





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