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Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby alienlady » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:51 am

Does anyone know what this aroma is or is called please ? It's difficult to describe but reminds me of sweets I ate in childhood and is very relaxing. Also is this aroma found in other species please ?
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby ParrotsForLife » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:24 am

I believe only Amazons have this smell and its great, Someone asked was Oscar sprayed with something when he came to the shop with me lol.
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby alienlady » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:59 am

Thankyou for your reply parrotsforlife. Lol at Oscar being perfumed.
It is a curious smell , I still can't identify it though. What does it remind you of ?
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:43 pm

It's a sweet kind of smell and it mostly comes from their feathers. Some people find it very pleasant and call it 'zon perfume' but, back home, we call it 'dirty parrot smell' :lol:
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby ParrotsForLife » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:42 pm

It doesn't really remind me of anything, My mam said its kinda musky but a nice smell
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby alienlady » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:12 am

Pajarita wrote:It's a sweet kind of smell and it mostly comes from their feathers. Some people find it very pleasant and call it 'zon perfume' but, back home, we call it 'dirty parrot smell' :lol:

I haven't heard that term before :lol: I wonder what it's purpose is .
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby alienlady » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:15 am

ParrotsForLife wrote:It doesn't really remind me of anything, My mam said its kinda musky but a nice smell

Really ? I find it reminds me of a few things but I can't identify them :lol:
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby ParrotsForLife » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:50 am

Its probably to attract a mate
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby alienlady » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:26 am

ParrotsForLife wrote:Its probably to attract a mate

Yes that's a good possibility.
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Re: Aroma from a BFA nasal apertures

Postby Pajarita » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:45 am

No, species that use pheromones to attract mates, identity their gender or their family so as to avoid inbreeding (as gulls do) have a highly developed sense of smell and parrots don't. It would not make any sense for nature to give them a way of attracting mates that can only be used when the animal is next to the other...

I have never been able to find any scientific source that would explain where, exactly, amazons' smell comes from or what it's for but the consensus is that they smell sweet (some people call it 'fruity') when they are clean and well-fed (lots of fruits and veggies) and musky when they are dirty and/or badly fed (as in high protein food mostly).

All parrots have a smell to them, just like any other animal on earth does, some stronger than others. Amazons, quakers and macaws smell stronger than other species but they all do...
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