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08-31-2003, 05:16 AM
I have a blue fronted amazon called Hecter and a mutt that Hecter often rides on named Champs. Hector likes to dive bomb people and laugh like crazy afterwards. His vocabulary includes "Hello Hecter, good night (and his favorite thing to say) whaaaa, whaaaa, whaaaa.
08-31-2003, 05:39 AM
Hector sounds like a character LOL ... I'd love to see a pic of him hitchin a ride on Champ... how cute is that!. I hope he's not loaded when he dive bombs.... "incoming.... cover your heads!!" hahahaha. Cant wait to hear more stories!
08-31-2003, 09:27 AM
......Hector and Champ from DC. Great to meet you and hope you have lots of fun with us here on the Board. It's such a great way to meet new people and get advice.
Tell us more about Hector....he sounds comical......."LOOK OUT BELOW" lol.
Talk to you soon.
Mrs. Birdy and my flock:
Snickers (2.5 yr. old normal grey Cockatiel)...Razzle, Dazzle, Chubbee and Frisbee (2-2.5 yrs. old budgies) ....and Marcel (4 yr. old Maximillian Pionus and a real mommies boy).
08-31-2003, 09:31 AM
so how long did it take your dog and amazon to bond like that? i'm looking forward to the day i can safely have my african grey victor out of the cage when my dogs (doberman, dillon and english pointer, isabelle) are in the room.
also have 4 cockatiels, pearl and ali (proud parents of 2 as yet unnamed chicks), and masood and pretty.
08-31-2003, 03:03 PM
Hey Amazon, welcome! That's hilarious to hear that Hector's way of transportation is Champs! I hope you can get pics of them on here. As for me, no dogs at the moment. I have a cockatiel named Kit, 3 snakes, and some fish. :)
08-31-2003, 03:47 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
Hect, as I like to call him, is 45 years old!! I don't know how many people he lived with before he came to live with me but I'm sure he's bonded with dogs before. I didn't have to do anything. I have tried taking pictures of them together but they never stay still enough and I don't have a video camera. It's quite funny to see but it also has a short life span. Hect usually stays on Champs for no longer than a minute until he zooms away, laughing of course. Champs is 4 years old and a great mix of collie and shephard but looks more like a collie. He has one of those bushy tails that I love. I think the real secret for them getting along is that they are both so sweet natured. I feel very lucky.
I hope everyone is having a fun weekend!
08-31-2003, 07:22 PM
Welcome to this board, Amazon! Wow, 45 years old ... that's great! Please tell us more about Hecter. I wanted to get a blue-fronted amazon but we heard conflicting things about amazons ... so we ended up with a blue-headed Pionus instead. Some people have told us that the blue-headed amazons are great as a "family" bird (I have an 11-yr old & 5-yr old sons) and we have also heard that they can get nippy around children. Others have recommended the DYH, and again others have warned us against that species. In the end, we just decided to go for a Blue-Headed Pionus.
Anyway, I currently have Rio (Blue-Headed Pionus), Bijou (Lovebird), 4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 ferret, and a sudan-plated lizard.
08-31-2003, 09:22 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Amanda,
Hect had spent some of his time in educational institutions such as museums and the like. He was used for shows and classes. Interestingly, he was kind of like the poster child for why people should not buy parrots. People would be given details on how he (and others) would be captured. The whole shaking trees, often killing many of them, and the long trip back. It's not a pretty story as you well know. The good thing is that at least people are captive breeding parrots for pets.
Hect got to go home with several of the people that worked with him. I think his dive bombing may have been one of the reasons why he's been in a lot of different homes. That and he's also picky about who he likes. Yes, nippy is a good word. I'm glad to have found him. He certainly has made his rounds, which is actually how I found him.
So to answer your question, I think amazons vary as much as people do and you have to be lucky and be in the right place at the right time. Sometimes I think all of life is like that.
Love Bird B
09-02-2003, 12:24 PM
Hi Amazon and welcome!
I have trouble taking photos too. Perky, lovebird, loves to fly away as soon as you get ready to take her picture. It's a miracle that I've gotten any pictures of her at all, let alone her riding on the back of a pooch. I'd like to try that though. All I need is a dog, LOL.
09-03-2003, 01:11 PM
Hi Love Bird B and thanks,
Taking a picture of pets individually is a lot easier. I also never like the pictures I take of them.