Yellow naped amazon not talking (adopted)

adopted a 7 year old yellow naped amazon. I was told that he had a huge vocabulary. Had him for a month now and he still not talking. I heard him talk twice when no one is in the room. What can I do to get him start talking again. I talk to him everyday

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Feb 01, 2011
Yellow naped amazon not talking (adopted)
by: Linda

Your bird has been through a lot of stress, and it will take much time to trust you. Trust is earned not freely given by a parrot, so keep taking good care of him, feeding him a quality diet of organic pellets. If you have not already done so, he heeds to be seen and examined by an Avian Vet in your area. Birds easily get sick when being moved around from all the stress, and they all need to be seen within the first week to make sure they are free from infections or other physical issues like parasites, etc.

Hopefully you did not get this bird just because he could talk because sometimes they stop talking for a long time when moved to a new place. He is not comfortable with you yet, and that's why he is not talking where he thinks you can hear him. Please be patient, do some study on how to properly care for him and what kind of cage, perches, toys and food he needs to be healthy. The Napes are some of the most wonderful parrots to be found anywhere. Please be worthy of his love and trust by taking good care of him and learning everything you can about how to properly care for him. He will reward you with love, trust, singing, talking, laughing and be the Buddy you wish for him to be. The Napes cannot be beat when it comes to good friends once they are healthy and sure of your love and commitment. I envy you your wonderful new friend. You are in for treats you can only imagine at this point!

Linda

Feb 01, 2011
Helping new Amazon parrot adjust
by: Tracie

Sometimes it takes a long while for a bird to know it can trust you and other family members. It sounds like your bird just needs to learn you are safe and that it is safe in your home.

We have some articles on parrot training on our Parrot Training page that you might want to read.

Also, if you have not taken your bird to an avian vet yet, this would be a good time to do that. Birds need to be seen once a year for an exam and vaccinations. It is good for your vet to see the bird when it is healthy, because it gives a base line so the vet can tell it has lost weight or it's normal chemistry is off and might be getting sick or has a disease.

Since this is a rescue, if the person did not give you a well certificate, showing it has been to an avian vet and doesn't have any diseases, then you could be bringing a bird disease into your home.

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