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December 28, 2018

Amazon parrot quit talking

We rescued a baby Amazon a couple years ago. ” Kelly ” has learned to whistle, say hello, and make kissy noises. Kelly would also love chewing her/his wood hanging toy.
Now, Kelly is neither talking or playing with her toy. Eats well, drinks water fine, grooms fine. Ideas?


Hi Michael,

It may be that Kelly is molting – they can get a bit grumpy and lose interest in playing and talking during a molt. She is also getting older and out of the baby bird phase so she will settle down a bit. As long as she is healthy otherwise, it isn’t anything to worry about. In the spring she is likely to get back to normal.

Happy New year!


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