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Scent of Amazons?

Postby GreenWing » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:17 am

Strange question I know.... so I handled a yellow fronted 'zon yesterday, and as I planted a kiss on her wings I noticed her scent... she smelled sweet.... almost described like musty candy, or something. I have never smelled a parrot that smells so good... is this an Amazon thing or was it something she ate?
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby cml » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:18 am

Its an amazon thing :D.

Stitch has the same musty smell, love it :).
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby GreenWing » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:23 am

cml wrote:Its an amazon thing :D.

Stitch has the same musty smell, love it :).


Amazing... Is it a hormone thing? I smelled my sennie's scent many times and it wasn't like this... I mean this 'zon smelled like tropical flowers! Pretty impressive.
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby cml » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:26 am

GreenWing wrote:
cml wrote:Its an amazon thing :D.

Stitch has the same musty smell, love it :).


Amazing... Is it a hormone thing? I smelled my sennie's scent many times and it wasn't like this... I mean this 'zon smelled like tropical flowers! Pretty impressive.

Nah not afaik, but it will vary in strength. Also, they smell more if stressed, but 'zons always smells like this so its not a point of concern.

Google it, there's tons of discussions on their smell, some like it, some dont ^^.
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby pennyandrocky » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:30 am

yes, my amazon smelled sweet too.
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby GreenWing » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:37 pm

cml wrote:
Google it, there's tons of discussions on their smell, some like it, some dont ^^.


So fascinating -- I never knew this was a 'zon thing. Also surprised that I never heard of this before. Yes, I love the smell! And interesting that others via a Google search described the scent as "fruit loops" -- I think that is a perfect description. ^^

pennyandrocky wrote:yes, my amazon smelled sweet too.


Who knew Amazons were so awesome AND smelled beautiful? :D
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby Pajarita » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:56 am

LOL - Funny how different cultures perceive the same thing so differently - back home, we call it "dirty parrot smell".
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby mrbowlerhat » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:00 pm

I SO wish I had a sense of smell every time people talk about parrot scents! :o I mean, I can't even believe things like bread and apple juice smells, and definitely not a parrot :lol:
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby GreenWing » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:08 pm

Pajarita wrote:LOL - Funny how different cultures perceive the same thing so differently - back home, we call it "dirty parrot smell".


LOL that's hilarious. :lol: I guess it's true that not everyone likes the scent of parrots. :D

mrbowlerhat wrote:I SO wish I had a sense of smell every time people talk about parrot scents! :o I mean, I can't even believe things like bread and apple juice smells, and definitely not a parrot :lol:


Yeah, the Amazons definitely smell sweet... to me, anyway!
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Re: Scent of Amazons?

Postby cmaygar » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:03 pm

GreenWing wrote:Strange question I know.... so I handled a yellow fronted 'zon yesterday, and as I planted a kiss on her wings I noticed her scent... she smelled sweet.... almost described like musty candy, or something. I have never smelled a parrot that smells so good... is this an Amazon thing or was it something she ate?


My Green Cheeked Amazon has an amazingly sweet smell too. Not sure what causes it, but he smells like flowers.
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