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  • Parrot
  • Amazon
  • Parrot
  • Amazon
  • San Diego, CA
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Green , Yellow
San Diego, CA


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Meet Pickle

Pickle is a 48 year old male double-yellow headed Amazon who was relinquished to PEAC when his third owner developed health issues. He was fortunate to be in his second home for 35 years and was originally turned over to PEAC around 2008 when his elderly owners could no longer care for him.
Pickle is a very robust, healthy bird; loves his foraging toys; and eats well of a pelleted diet augmented with a variety of fresh vegetables. He is somewhat reserved at first, although he now steps up for all family members in his current foster home. He is generally a very quiet Amazon, even in the presence of other Amazons. He’s an amazing fellow; still very active, and climbs all over his cage and around his play areas. Despite his age, Pickle may live up to another 20 years in good health, continuing to bring happiness to the people whose lives he touches. There are many advantages to adopting an older bird; and older birds can certainly bond with a new owner, just as young ones do.
Pickle is very smart and learned to perform a number of behaviors on cue in his second home, including the Chargers’ chant, portions of the Old MacDonald song, roller skating, riding a bird-sized scooter, playing basketball, turning in a circle, and spreading his wings on cue. Although he hasn’t been asked to do these behaviors in a number of years, he’s enjoying training sessions with the son in his foster home. So far he’s relearned to spread his wings on cue, and step onto his scooter!

Attendance at specific PEAC seminars is REQUIRED to be eligible to adopt a foster bird. Please visit our website,, for details on our adoption process, to view our seminar schedule or to register for seminars. We offer monthly classes both in San Diego and the Temecula area.

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