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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?


Answer:

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!

Brenda

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