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Hi, I am Jake, a Mealy Amazon. Mealy Amazons are the biggest of all the Amazons, and I'm quite an impressive example. My new foster parents are amazed at how stunningly majestic I am, and snapped this recent picture.
I am about 18 years old, a mere teenager for an Amazon of my size. I came to Mickaboo from a shelter because my last owner got too old to take proper care of me. I've been to a few foster homes and have always really taken a liking to the ladies; I really like it when they preen my face and head. It feels so good, I make purring sounds. Another foster mom put additional photos and some videos of me on her website, check it out (look for Jake):
But none of my foster moms were "single" and I felt I had to compete with the man of the house. That has not been enjoyable for me and I let everyone know it with some vocalizations and some lunging. So now, I'm at a home that is showing me that it doesn't have to be that way. That we can all get along as a happy flock.
And here's the big surprise to everyone -- foster mom is only here part of the time; and when she is not at home with us during the week, I am content and calm and happy to hang out with foster daddy. He plays jazz piano tunes and I am captivated by his recording of the opera, Carmen. He's also training me to do "ring toss" and other fun tricks.
I do eat vegetables and pellets, and while I love sweet fruits like apple, I get that as a treat for showing my calm side, which daddy is teaching me. But unlike a lot of Amazons, I'm not that much into food as I am into … well, the ladies. There's no better treat for me than having my foster mom in the room, talking sweetly to me, preening me, and telling me how beautiful I am. We'll see how things go and whether or not we can all be happy as a flock. I don't think foster dad is going to give up, so check back soon. And, once you fall in love, contact my coordinator and demand that you meet ME!
Notice: Due to the sometimes difficult nature of amazons, Mickaboo prefers that amazons not be a households' first parrot. If you intend to house an amazon, please research the following websites:
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