Both needing homes, I was warned that Chico, the Panama Amazon, was especially aggressive towards female humans. That was certainly true!
He’s fine with me now – it took some months – but I still wouldn’t ask him to step up on my hand.
It complicates things that he is pretty much blind as well as disabled through bad arthritis.
Despite a suspected stroke, he still seems to be enjoying life. Chico is around 56+ years old now.
On the other hand I was told Bobbie, the Red-lored Amazon, loved females although she speaks with a male’s voice.
She couldn’t fly when she arrived, but using the sofa as a landing pad and watching the others fly, she taught herself in a few months.
She loves to hang out near me. Bobbie is around 21 or 22 years old.
Like Chico she is very food motivated!
Happy Gotcha Day, Feathered Friends!