Joanie Doss is internationally known for her
knowledge of amazon parrots.
She has written four books, numerous magazine articles and spoken on TV and radio.
In 1998 she retired her group of 5
performing Amazon parrots. These mature
male Amazons (four of which were wild captures) would do a 45 minute
performance and then held by members of the audience. A bird would have as
many as 150 to 200 people hold him after performing.
These birds performed at pre-schools, grade
schools, institutions, organizations,
and retirement centers. The birds had to quickly adapt to institution equipment
such as wheel chairs and IVs. In 15years of performing and then being held
afterwards, these male Amazons never even nipped a single person from their audience.
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