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Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Thread Description: For a parrotlet having mild seizures
Posted By JackieRTP
Parrotlets have a high metabolism and burn off...

Parrotlets have a high metabolism and burn off any excess calories or fats easily. They are omnivores and in the wild eat a diet comprised of seeds, nuts, vegetables, blossoms, seed heads, exotic...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 08-11-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Thread Description: For a parrotlet having mild seizures
Posted By JackieRTP
Vet have little training in avian nutrition. ...

Vet have little training in avian nutrition. Their training is focused on diseases and medical issues. The reason that vets push pellets is that they read "studies" in school on them that are...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 08-11-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Thread Description: For a parrotlet having mild seizures
Posted By JackieRTP
Pellets are not recommended for parrotlets, and...

Pellets are not recommended for parrotlets, and have been linked to kidney and liver issues in small bird species. They are a processed food made up of ground up seeds with fillers like corn, soy,...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 08-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By JackieRTP
Pellets are not recommended for parrotlets, and...

Pellets are not recommended for parrotlets, and have been linked to kidney and liver issues in small bird species. They are a processed food made up of ground up seeds with fillers like corn, soy,...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 08-08-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Thread Description: since I've been creeping here for a minute
Posted By JackieRTP
Congratulations on your new birds! Parrotlets...

Congratulations on your new birds! Parrotlets are not aviary birds and do not typically do well in that environment due to their aggressive personality. I would suggest separating them now and...
Forum: Parrotlet Breeding 08-04-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By JackieRTP
I agree that it is a female. I have a white pied...

I agree that it is a female. I have a white pied male, and he has a darker blue on his "shoulders" and on the flight feathers. It is not as dark though as the blue typically found on most mutations...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 08-04-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By JackieRTP
Many vets give advice that is not correct, as in...

Many vets give advice that is not correct, as in the case of the removing an egg after it is laid by a female. Other example of poor advice given by vets include giving apple cider vinegar daily,...
Forum: Parrotlet Diet 08-02-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Thread Description: I have an odd collection of greens at hand!
Posted By JackieRTP
Per the WHO, there is currently no evidence that...

Per the WHO, there is currently no evidence that people can catch COVID-19 from food or food packaging. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and the transmission route is through person-to-person...
Forum: Parrotlet Diet 08-02-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Thread Description: I have an odd collection of greens at hand!
Posted By JackieRTP
The shopper who selected your groceries may have...

The shopper who selected your groceries may have just shopped your order when the produce was not put out yet or the space had been emptied out, which is common first thing in the morning, late at...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By JackieRTP
He is really cute in the photo! Glad to hear...

He is really cute in the photo! Glad to hear that the symptoms that your family experienced were mild.
Forum: Parrotlet Diet 08-01-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Thread Description: I have an odd collection of greens at hand!
Posted By JackieRTP
Beets are safe for birds, but be aware that it...

Beets are safe for birds, but be aware that it causes their poop to turn the red color of the beets. Cayote squash is also safe for birds. The leafy green carrot tops are good for them to eat and...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 08-01-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By JackieRTP
That is a very cute photo of Gonzo! Has your vet...

That is a very cute photo of Gonzo! Has your vet performed a recent complete blood count (CBC) to see if there may be any changes that potentially may be causing the seizures?

This page is...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 07-31-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By JackieRTP
Another option for the eggshells is to bake or...

Another option for the eggshells is to bake or boil them. You can wash the eggshells out using warm water and then cook them in the oven on a cookie sheet for around 20 minutes at 250 degrees. When...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 07-29-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By JackieRTP
Parrotlets do not need their beaks trimmed unless...

Parrotlets do not need their beaks trimmed unless they have a medical issue or had a beak injury as a baby/adult
Forum: Parrotlet Housing 07-27-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By JackieRTP
I agree 100% with Anya regarding fabric tents and...

I agree 100% with Anya regarding fabric tents and coconuts promoting hormonal behavior, and the potential for the fibers to be ingested leading to a potential crop impaction. They are not...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 07-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By JackieRTP
Literally ANYTHING can be dangerous to your bird...

Literally ANYTHING can be dangerous to your bird from toys, to items in the cage, your home environment, and even food
Forum: Introductions 07-25-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By JackieRTP
Welcome - we look forward to hearing more about...

Welcome - we look forward to hearing more about Sky! He sounds like a typical parrotlet...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 07-23-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By JackieRTP
Some parrotlets love playing with all their toys...

Some parrotlets love playing with all their toys while some only play with a few, and some are "perch potatoes". My current parrotlet likes his yucca kabob swing to chew on occasionally and a toy...
Forum: Parrotlet Pictures 07-23-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Thread Description: Still nameless
Posted By JackieRTP
The green rump parrotlet looks very cute in the...

The green rump parrotlet looks very cute in the photo!
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 07-20-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By JackieRTP
Getting a second opinion from the new avian vet...

Getting a second opinion from the new avian vet is your best option in my opinion so that he can be assessed. Although this is not parrotlet specific, it talks about issues with parrots are they...
Forum: Chit Chat 07-20-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By JackieRTP
That's good to hear that so far things seem to be...

That's good to hear that so far things seem to be mild for your family. Please continue to quarantine until it is deemed safe to not do so. :)
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 07-20-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Thread Description: ~~ Can The Virus Be Passed On From Avian To Human?~~
Posted By JackieRTP
Do not confuse opinions with facts. They are not...

Do not confuse opinions with facts. They are not the same thing. I provided facts.
Forum: Chit Chat 07-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 835
Posted By JackieRTP
Coronaviruses are species specific. COVID-19...

Coronaviruses are species specific. COVID-19 only affects mammals (humans are mammals). COVID-19 does NOT affect birds.
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 07-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Thread Description: ~~ Can The Virus Be Passed On From Avian To Human?~~
Posted By JackieRTP
Coronaviruses are species specific. COVID-19...

Coronaviruses are species specific. COVID-19 only affects mammals (humans are mammals). COVID-19 does NOT affect birds.

Unless a necropsy was done, there is NO way to determine a cause of death....
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 07-18-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Thread Description: A Parrotstein ( vs. Frankenstein) Exchange
Posted By JackieRTP
My concern is that people will take your claims...

My concern is that people will take your claims out of context and think that they should use apple cider vinegar instead of seeing an avian vet for a potential infection or other medical issue.
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