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"We have a Panama Amazon called Charlie, who we have had for 6 years, since he was a baby. He has a great personality, with the exception that he is extremely greedy! We took him to the vets for a check up in January the first since we first bought him, only to find out that he was not only overweight but obese, in fact the fattest parrot she had seen in 12 months. He weighed 795 gms. He was on Harrison pellets, and fresh fruit and veg diet, in far to big quantities, and he also had nuts, crisps, toast and any other snacks which we ate. We immediately cut out all the snacks and started to reduce the amount of pellets he was eating. Six months on he had lost 100gms. We took him back to the vet who was pleased with his progress, but said he needed to lose another 100gms. We now have cut his pellets down to 21gms (from an unlimited amount), and with the exception of a monkey nut after his daily weigh in each day gets no "junk" food at all. He is a lot more active than he used to be, however he does not seem to be losing any more weight, and when we feed him in the morning and evening, he stays in until he has eaten all his pellets, and them moves on to his fruit and veg at such a speed you would think we were starving him. Has anyone else got a "greedy" Amazon, and if so how have you controlled their aggressive eating, and what weight is your Amazon? "
"tracey"

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