She was a Blue Fronted Amazon. A really sweet parrot this one. I never taught her to talk much and she didn't seem all that inclined to learn more than a few words, and I didn't care. She was beautiful to watch and permitted me a lot of intimate hands-on. Parrots in general are pretty timid (cautious) creatures. They bond with you over time and it's amazing how that bond and their trust (in you) grows. Don't violate that in any way. No harsh words or loud voices. These creatures pickup our energy. Very similar to how Ceasar Millan (The Dog Whisperer) works with dogs in that you have to project a firm relaxed loving confidence with them.Hey!!!! What kind was yours??????? I had a parakeet when I was allot younger.
Bought her as a baby with clipped wings. When they moulted and grew back, I never clipped her again. She was flighted, had a perch in every room (plus me) to hang out on. and 99% of the time was never locked in the cage. I feed her in the cage and she hung-out in there sometimes, but I never confined her to it. I also never expected her to live only twenty four years.
I hope you gives yours a proper diet. Parrots need a great variety of foods, personal attention (they're very smart), and playtime. (mostly) Smarter than dogs and very different from cats, Make sure you do your homework.