Originally Posted by debbie3853
what do you do when your young 2 months old parrotlet doesn't want to come out of the cage and when I pick him up (sofly) all he does is bite and bite hard. I've only had him 1 week as of today!!!His name is Rio and the cutest little blue thing and all he will eat is millet spray.HELP help!!
Biting i cant help you with much, food on the other hand is no problem.
First of all P-lets's are high powered birds and millet is there sugar!. Do you have away to contact the place where you got him from to ask them what exactly they were feeding him? also at 2 months he might not have been properly weened and is reverting back to chick mode and millet is the first thing they learn to eat.
I feed mine fresh veggies, a mix of soaked organic seeds, millet and a blend of Higgins Cockatiel Sunburst mixed with parakeet seed from Higgins as well, we also feed them egg-cite egg food mixed with oats and groats. we also throw in a few more sunflower seeds for energy
Best place to start is with whom ever you got the bird from.
Also try placing the food very close to perch's to make it easy for him, and in different locations.
Also get a scale that reads grams so you can weight him. If all else fails take him to a vet! Its possible he could be sick, but if he was more then likely he would be listless and lethargic
Hell, come to think of it my birds eat better then I do