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We were told by the pet store where we were buying Zoey from that someone had a free cage they were giving away, and they left us there card. When we called to inquire about the cage we found out that it also came with a free bird. We were told that the original owner died about 10 years ago and they inherited the bird. They did not really know how to take care of him and as a result, out of bordum and loneliness, he chewed off two of his toes, and was also feather plucking. He was very nervous when we first brought him home, and the only person he would let touch him or even go near him was my 11 year old son Brian. Now Herbie is starting to open up to the rest of the family but Brian is usually very close by. He also has bonded to our blue and gold macaw, Zoey. They are the best of friends now, they play together most of the day until Herbie gets tired, then Herbie will take cat naps throughout the day. We love Herbie very much and are greatful that we found him when we did.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Herbie

I am an Orange-Winged Amazon from williamsville, NY.

Herb, Herbster

29 years old   M

Orange-Winged Amazon

Loves bananas, apples especially fuji apples, loves almonds and macadamias,and homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, chicken, and green peppers, kettle corn

on either his cage or Zoey's and especially with his favorite human, our son Brian

Does not kike his feet touched, does not like any human as much as he likes our son.

They let me have my space, they give me lots of love and encouragement and make me feel safe, and most of all I am not alone anymore, I have a big family of humans and other feathered friends

Likes to whisle at mommy when she vaccums, mimics our laughs, repeats phrases from football games, and cb calls "breaker breaker".

There is a family for every bird out there.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
lol your bird is so cute!!!! you need to stop by my profile sometime to say hello :) i would love the company :) hope you have a nice day>> julio

Come visit me, Fluffy, Barney(r.i.p.) & Julio :).

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  you sure are pretty, heres a vote for by for a visit

Come visit me, Indigo*Fly Free Bailey and Sunny, Corona Thinking of Hulk, Bella, Chesty**Fly Free Baileybird*, Macalune-Loves Paulie**Vote Roscoe 151531 BOTM!, Tampa *Always in our hearts***, Soldier Jerry**What a Surprise! Thank You Everyone, Holly, Captain Loves Squeaky & Cheetah **Fly Free Bailey**.

03/07/2008 03:55.43 PM Report This Comment  
  good morning
flying by with a quick vote, have a great day! shasta

Come visit me, shasta, amo, psycho, molly, chaos & harmony.

01/19/2008 08:29.15 AM Report This Comment  
  hey herbie
i know it was hard 4 u to be away from home, anytime my mommy has to be away from us all she does is worry about us, it's so hard, but you will be home soon, & with a new flock member, how exciting!!! let us know
how it goes. here isa vote.good night my friend
harmony & shasta

Come visit me, shasta, amo, psycho, molly, chaos & harmony.

01/18/2008 09:23.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi :-)
Hello my friend!! Im so glad you are part of this family now and have more friends. I wish I could play with my brother and Sister, But I get jealous when mommy has them. How do you do it? Lucky

Come visit me, Baby, Picolina & Lucky.

01/18/2008 08:46.08 AM Report This Comment  
  hey baby
herbie; your story made me cry, how sad that you had 2 go through all that; but i a so happy 4 u that you finally found happiness in a loving home. thank God you
are out of that horrible life. here is a vote & i will try 2 visit & vote 4 u every day. good luck & God bless.

Come visit me, shasta, amo, psycho, molly, chaos & harmony.

01/04/2008 08:12.17 AM Report This Comment  
Welcome to BC!!! Here's a vote!!!

Come visit me, Ridley, Aurora, Cooper, In memory of Crosby & Phoenix.

11/26/2007 08:57.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Suzie
Hi Herbie, I think you are a gorgeous Amazon. What a great family you found! Especially that Brian! Do you like living with a macaw? My mom always wanted a B&G but I don't think she'll bring one home because I'm so sensitive :-) Here's my vote for you.

Come visit me, Kirby & Suzie.

11/19/2007 10:19.44 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
hey question...i keep reading that amazons that are feeling aggressive or may want to bite exhibit the eye pinning, tail fanning and a growl. I have an orange wing that sometimes does that when i go up to her, she usually doesnt bite, even though she has her moody days like anyone else....but she usually bows her head and does that classic orange wing head feather fluffin, when she wants a head scratch. is there any other way to interpret this behavior? she is a young one so i am thinking that means she is over excited or just wanting to show me what a spectacle she is! Just want to take as many precations as needed to keep my knuckes from being bloodied, I am a cello player!!! She is about 8 months old i think and is a very boisterous girl. She says hello, but thats about it so far...your talk? Any clues on her behavior?? you got a vote from me, what a pretty amazon!

Come visit me, Pico, Lydia & Zowie.

11/17/2007 06:02.30 PM Report This Comment  
  the blue front was easier
praise seems to be the best reward but here is what i did.It's actually very similar to potty-training a dog. Dog books will tell you to learn and anticipate when the dog will go to the bathroom: right after waking up, right after eating, etc etc (though it depends on the dog); you're supposed to take the dog to the right spot every time you think he's likely to go, wait til he does his stuff (repeating a key phrase all the while, even if you feel like an idiot for it), and then praise him profusely. Birds are a lot like that, with one really BIG difference: they go as often as once every few minutes!
So the trick is to get in the habit of picking up the bird every few minutes --- you really have to learn to watch your bird to figure out the timing --- and then hold it over the appropriate object (newspaper, trash can, cage, whatever), repeat a simple phrase, and wait for the "plop." Then, praise the bird profusely and give it back its previous perch.
Here are some tips:
• Birds usually get antsy just before they want to go. A cockatiel on your shoulder might start climbing down, for example. (Unless your cockatiel is like Tcsh, who just does it.)
• RIGHT before going, most birds do an odd little squatting or backing-up motion. You can sometimes (not always) interrupt the bird long enough to pick him up and get him over something more appropriate than your table or your shirt.
• Don't use a key phrase common to daily language. One article in BIRD TALK mentioned how this can cause social embarrassments....
• Be consistent.
• It may be hard to keep the bird over the trash can ... they often really don't want to stay there. Be patient, and don't force the bird to sit there longer than seems reasonable (certainly don't hurt him!). Try again in a minute or so, though. Also check your shirt or the floor to see if the bird went while you weren't watching.

Feel the feet as well when the feet seem to warm up I stick him on the perch and repeat POOP until he goes
we have our problems with car rides and early in the Am but it gets better.

Come visit me, Pepper & Hercules.

11/16/2007 06:10.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Herbie!
I just flew by to say Welcome to the Bird Channel! My name is Honey Bun and I've been a member for about a month now. The birds and their parronts are all really great. I've made lots of new friends here and you will, too. Here's a vote for you! I hope you can come by for a visit. Beaky kisses, Honey Bun

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera-Once in a lifetime BBF-miss u! 2015, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

11/11/2007 11:51.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Boba here again
welcome to the channel,here is vote # 8 for you,its so sad that nobody really comes by and leave you a note,but it will change now,if you want me as your new friend.its raining here and chilly,so we can't go outside,mommy and my little skin brother going to a birthday party in a bit and we have to stay home,hmmmfffffff,mommy said no birdies in a restaurant,who to heck make rules like this,pffffffffff anyway mommy gave us some yummy fruits and veggies and we got our toy's too,so we might make our own party when they leave,but psssssssttttttt don't tell them ,hehehehehehe,gotta go,mommy is coming,BOba

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

11/11/2007 11:24.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Herbie
Glad you got a good home with people and feather friends too. Here is a vote from us and cheech to you later.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

11/05/2007 05:45.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird.
We're so glad you are in a good home again, and you seem to be adjusting well!!Its fun when you have the company of other birds. Welcome to BC and here's a vote for a handsome fellow!!

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

11/05/2007 01:34.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi herbie
welcome to the channel,enjoy your stay on here,hope you make lots of new friends on here also.sorry but i don't have so much time today,so i just hit the little votie thing for you,talk to you later,beaky kisses Boba and check out my other flockmembers too

Come visit me, PADME"GUS IS MY FUTURE HUSBAND", Leia"I Like Tiki", BOBA, Bly,Commander Bly"I'M A BOY", YODA"FLY FREE BUDDY& ANAKIN,WE' LL MISS YOU", Jango & JABBA R.I.P. 4/20/06 - 11/4/09.

11/05/2007 10:57.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Chase and Hayden
11/05/2007 09:11.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Herbie!!!
I'm glad you now have a a loving are soooooo pretty!!!!And Welcome to the bird channel!!!

Come visit me, Polly, Kiwi & Chili Peper.

11/05/2007 03:49.31 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Herbie!
Well I am so glad to hear you found such a wonderful family! You sweet baby! I am so glad you have your sister Zoe to play with and keep you company. You will be fine now Herbie! You will meet lots of friends here! Please come by and visit us soon! WE left a vote for you.
Mango and Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo & Mango.

11/04/2007 06:29.09 PM Report This Comment  
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