Animal Stories - Mealy Amazon


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   The Mealy Amazon, one of the largest amazon parrots, is the gentlest and calmest of the group!
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Kathryn R. Seiler - 2019-04-17
I was given a Mealy Parrot years ago. She was the most wonderful bird I ever had and developed a large vocabulary. We had a large playpen sofa at the time and she would walk around the back of it poking anyone sitting on it until they gave her the attention she wanted. We moved from Nevada to Mississippi. She had her wings clipped before we left. When we arrived in MS she was in her cage when the door came open as we were moving into the new house. She flew off in (no a good wing clipping). She landed in a bean field...we search with flash lights late into the night. We found her dead the next morning. I have never gotten over this bird. I have looked for another with no luck. We live in Arkansas now so if anyone has a Mealy they would like to rehome. Please let me know.

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  • Melissa Anglin - 2019-07-05
    I know of a blue crown that was rescued from a drug home. He is very sweet though. I have a female that i considered getting him as a mate for but the breeding scares me. The male is in albany Ga if interested.
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Eva Smathers - 2015-03-17


I just found out that my Mealy Amazon Raudy is a Girl so her favourite praise 'Raudy is a good Boy or Raudy is a green Chicken' don't fit and we have to try to teach her that she is a good Girl and that she is a Raudyline now. I was wondering if anyone has a Boy Mealy Amazon and lives close to us or maybe even looks for a good home where he gets spoiled just like my Girl. Raudyline is now 14 years old I got her in Germany as a Baby and had to syringe feed her until she was able to eat on her own. She is a part of our Family and we love her so I like to make sure she is happy. Raudyline is bilingual and a really good Girl. She likes to be around us all day just if she is getting tired she likes to go to her room. She loves to go for walks with me and my dogs or sit in the Tree in our Yard but now Spring is here and she is getting cranky again so please if you have a male Mealy Amazon and live close to us let me know. We live the Washington/Idaho area. Thank you :-)

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  • Geoff Sage - 2016-10-16
    Do you still have her? Would you like to sell herm
  • Melissa Anglin - 2019-07-05
    I know someone who has a male that was taken from a drug home. Harley is so sweet though. He is about 30. He is located in albany ga.
  • Abelino Tejada - 2019-02-22
    Hello there, I just reading your story, I recently find out that my baby is a boy, he’s about 6 years old and I have been looking a mate for him, let me know if you still have her available.
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Kim - 2010-11-07
Hard to believe the bird everyone is talking about is the same as ours! We have had our Mealy Amazon for about 15 years (she is 17). She is very sweet and loving but is a very loud screamer, actually more of a honker. We keep her with other birds in the family room because she screams less if we are around. She does not play much no matter what kind of toy we try. She doesn't seem very happy. Just curious if anyone else has seen these traits in their Mealy.

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  • Melanie Stewart - 2011-01-16
    Hi ,

    I have the same issue. I adopted a 3 year old mealy about 9 years ago and she will bite just about anyone, she is ok with my partner and will tolerate me. She was given to us due to the screaming and biting and the people that had her had a young child. About 2 years ago we adopted another mealy, he is about 5 now and is the nicest bird that I have ever handled. The female bird is wonderful with him, however she still screams the house down. We have tried everything from covering her and using a water pistol, none have worked. We have now resorted to removing her from the living room where they stay, to another room for 5 minutes, this seems to be working better, she hates not knowing what is going on and is always so happy to see you when you go to bring her back. Been doing this for about 3 months now and have seen lots of improvement .She still has her moments but the threat of the other room is working more.
  • alison - 2014-05-26
    Yes, my mealy is about 8, we are a safe house for him, fostering him from birdline, I couldn't part with him, he loves me, but soon as he sees my husband he becomes all unsettled and upset and starts screaming and honking. He has actually flew onto my husband a couple of times and beaked him! Wish I knew how to calm him down, have tried to allow him to bond with my husband, ie letting him feed him, but it just doesn't work, am wondering if he was mistreated by a man in his past life. Please help, any suggestions would be appreciated.....
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Blossom - 2013-05-18
I am due to take on a rescue Mealy. All I know is that he/she (sex unknown) has been locked in a cupboard for 20 plus years and has been fed the incorrect food. I have also been advised that it will need to be covered every 2 hours or thereabouts as it cannot stand the daylight at the moment. This is supposed to be a short term foster but lets see how it goes! Luckily myself and my wonderful husband have time and patience galore. Feel this is going to a long road ahead. He/she is meant to be a short term foster but lets see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed we manage to settle this poor bird.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-18
    That is so nice that you are taking on this Mealy Amazon. I'm sure it will take time and patience to help it adapt, but I bet you will find yourself endeared by it. I took one in a number of years ago and found it a home. It wasn't from quite such a severe situation, but did have some pretty major adjustments. The biggest thing I noticed was what a very nice large Amazon it was (I've had all sorts of Amazons - large and small). It wasn't going to be so big on talking, but it seemed to be much less aggressive naturally than some of the other Amazons... less of a dominant attitude. I really liked this bird because of its temperament and was really tempted to keep it! So I think you'll enjoy your journey:) Good luck.
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salman - 2011-12-04
We keep the amazon parrot mealy and he is attract soo soon in 1 week. He is so friendly and gentleman. I am soo happy with Yago he speak soo early in 1 week he said 1 apple. It is a very good parrot. Yago we love him soo much he also love our soo much

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    So glad you enjoy. Mealy's make excellent talkers and they love opera.
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Pam - 2009-02-07
I have had my Mealy for 3 years now. I just love my LeeRoy. He is so gentle and loving with my family even my 80 year old grand mother holds him. He has to love Nannie every night before he goes to bed. I bought him because I always go for the underdog and he definitely seemed like the underdog in the birdstore because only the people that worked there would handle him. Not being the brightest colored bird no one seemed to want him. Now I wouldn't trade him for anything. He used to "ride" on my Labrador's back (we lost her in March of 2008). LeeRoy really misses Whitney. He talks almost all the time and has a very large vocab. When Icome home from work everyday he says "Hi Mom" Then "Umm Bite Apple", meaning hi mom can you get me some apple... He is such a joy in our lives and I think he loves my Nannie more than me.

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    Hi I've had my mealy for 9 years now! And when you talk about your nan it's my youngest daughter mine is obsessed with!...been like that since she was a baby! And now she's 7 he's still the same he follows her by walking not flying even though he can!...and also I have 4 labs and breed them and he's always on their backs and barks like them and also tells them get bed ...oh and feeds them! And when we have puppys he has get in basket with them, be honest I think he thinks hes a dog! We got another amazon orange winged rescued for him oh he loves her but still he likes to spend time with the dogs!
  • cute - 2011-10-11
    Does he watch t.v. and eat with you?
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RICK TRAMUTA - 2010-09-20
I just purchased my farinosa that was sadly kept, like a scene from animal cops. Never touched or any interaction at all and yet i believe will come around. Even with all of that he shows its gentile giant character showing a lot of potential. Love em.

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Leslie - 2009-05-15
We have had our Mealy for over 20 years...he is in his mid twenties. Apollo is an amazing parrot, so sweet and gentle. He is mellow and relaxed most of the time but when he yells, watch out! The phrase gentle giant definitely fits his personality. We are so lucky to have him in our lives and look forward to many more years with him!

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    I've had my mealy for 8 years now! But saved him from a neighbor who I was good friends with, bought him not knowing anything about him! They never let him out and their kids abused him with all sorts of sticks!....asked them to sell him to me cause they didn't look after him and plus when I was there he would only go to me ..he was scared death of coming out of his cage!...Anyway he's been with me 8 years and he's a godsend talks loads and cage is always open! He walks round my house with all my dogs and kids!....I got a rescue amazon orange winged for a mate he loves her ...she was a wild bird now she's better with people and talks cause of him!....and she will sit on your hand when he's on....my mealy is called burt not my choice of name but he knows it.
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Guy from iceland - 2008-01-17
I have had my Amazon Mealy for 6 months now and he's great! But he

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  • sharron - 2010-05-20
    My mealy loves to shower and get sprayed, spreads his wings and says to me oh yes! Sounds well if the windows are open!....mine loves his cage but he shares it with another amazon orange winged I resued! He loves it he needed a mate he spent a lot of time with my dogs in a way he thought he was a dog! He eats with them followed them ...even though he could fly he preferred to walk haha!
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Anonymous - 2007-02-17
Just got a mealy amazon and they are the most friendly parrots i have come across. they are very gentle to everyone and very playful.

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