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RE: Lots of Questions and Opnions Needed

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Tue Jan 27 22:42:49 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

We are actually located at the city limits of a smaller town near an almost dead street with a couple not so close neighbors and we own a large area with empty "lots" around us so we don't have to worry about noise now. We own a home and then the rescue is located in a converted home within walking distance from us.

We used to live right in the center of town before we really started the rescue and when we only had about 12 birds in our house and the rescue. The amazon that screams fire fire was with us at that time and our neighbors did hear him quite well. Luckily they were an older couple that loved animals and would come over to visit them and even cared for them at times when needed.

As far as my opinion on whether you should get this particular bird, hmmm.

Well do you have your heart set on this bird? Do you feel closer to it than any other bird possible or have you had a chance to meet many other medium to larger hand tame birds and be around them? If you are positive that this is the bird for you, if you speak to your neighbors and there isn't a noise problem, if you speak to the pet store owner and interact with the bird on several more occassions, if you aren't intimidated by big beaks and are willing to work through possibly aggressive periods and testing periods and are able to answer yes to all of these then yes go for it! If you are still questioning the decision or can't answer yes to them then I would wait, try to meet some other birds or interact with other birds and see if you hit it off with any others.

Whichever you decide if you end of getting an adult bird I would suggest checking out the books Secondhand Parrot, Parrot Problem Solving, and Guide to Training a Well Behaved Parrot. These books are very helpful and reading through them can both give you a better understanding of problems you might face and also how to help correct those problems if hey arise.


   

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