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Search: Posts Made By: JackieRTP
Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 449
Posted By JackieRTP
None of the reputable parrotlet breeders that I...

None of the reputable parrotlet breeders that I know - advocate for using a primarily pellet diet. They are all aware of the liver and kidney issues associated from feeding them (other than Tops...
Forum: Introductions Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 449
Posted By JackieRTP
Zupreem is not regarded as one of the better...

Zupreem is not regarded as one of the better pellet brands, but it is not the worst. It has the usual filler ingredients of corn, wheat, and soy products. This pellet is NOT organic.

The...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 176
Posted By JackieRTP
A leg band is NOT a shackle! I cannot even...

A leg band is NOT a shackle! I cannot even believe that I have to state the obvious.

Many breeders choose to put leg bands on the babies when young. As long as the bird does not have a leg...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By JackieRTP
Yes, the breeder is correct. Any sort of tent or...

Yes, the breeder is correct. Any sort of tent or coconut can promote hormonal behavior in a parrotlet, and it has a very high likelihood of doing so with a female.
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 171
Posted By JackieRTP
The American white pied male I have - his feet...

The American white pied male I have - his feet are now less blueish than when he was younger.
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 171
Posted By JackieRTP
Importing parrotlets is a very time consuming and...

Importing parrotlets is a very time consuming and expensive process. Only mutations are allowed to be imported. As a result, only a small number of reputable breeders have done this.

Are those...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 171
Posted By JackieRTP
Mutations occur in nature as well, even before...

Mutations occur in nature as well, even before people were breeding them. Often though the birds with the mutations did not live as long as the other birds since they were most visible to predators.
Forum: Parrotlet Talk Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By JackieRTP
Both male and female parrotlets can have blue eye...

Both male and female parrotlets can have blue eye shadow and blue rumps. Only males have the darker blue on the flight feathers, including green parrotlets. Lutino parrotlets have white where the...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By JackieRTP
Your blue parrotlet is a female. Both male and...

Your blue parrotlet is a female. Both male and female parrotlets can have blue eye shadow and blue rumps. Only males have the darker blue on the flight feathers.
Forum: Bonding and Training 10-17-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By JackieRTP
What cuties! Hopefully all goes well since you...

What cuties! Hopefully all goes well since you opted not to quarantine Rio for at least 30 days
Forum: Introductions 10-17-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 449
Posted By JackieRTP
I have never used apple cider vinegar in over 20...

I have never used apple cider vinegar in over 20 years of having parrotlets. It kills all bacteria in their system, both good and bad. When people use it, it is meant for short term use ONLY. ...
Forum: Parrotlet Pictures 10-17-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By JackieRTP
Happy Hatchday Percy!

Happy Hatchday Percy!
Forum: Introductions 10-16-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 239
Posted By JackieRTP
My avian vet, who is up to date on the latest...

My avian vet, who is up to date on the latest research, recommends NOT giving parrotlets pellets. She says that they are like feeding corn flakes to a bird. Both are processed foods with synthetic...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 10-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 171
Posted By JackieRTP
My American white pied male also has blueish...

My American white pied male also has blueish feet. I suspect that it has to do with being a pied mutation, which you can tell because he has clear colored toe nails in the photo.
Forum: Introductions 10-16-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 449
Posted By JackieRTP
Thank you for rescuing them and quarantining them...

Thank you for rescuing them and quarantining them for 30 days away from your other birds. When it comes to determining sex for parrotlets - both males and females can have blue eye shadow and blue...
Forum: Introductions 10-15-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 239
Posted By JackieRTP
There have been parrotlets fed a primarily seed...

There have been parrotlets fed a primarily seed only diet that have lived 15-17 years. Does that mean it is recommended? No, it does not. The same goes for pellets.
Forum: Introductions 10-15-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 239
Posted By JackieRTP
Sunflower seeds are not a problem as long as they...

Sunflower seeds are not a problem as long as they are not fed as the primary part of their diet since parrotlets have a high metabolism, and burnoff calories and fats easily. If you sprout them,...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 10-15-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 163
Posted By JackieRTP
Rio is a cutie!

Rio is a cutie!
Forum: Introductions 10-15-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 239
Posted By JackieRTP
Welcome! You have not had your bird a long time...

Welcome! You have not had your bird a long time and a week is just scratching the surface. You can using a long stalk of millet for training and rewards. I would continue to leave the door open to...
Forum: Introductions 10-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 184
Posted By JackieRTP
Welcome - Frisbee is a cute name! The only thing...

Welcome - Frisbee is a cute name! The only thing that makes your parrotlet a male is the blue on the flight feathers, which you mentioned. Both male and female parrotlets can have the blue rumps...
Forum: Bonding and Training 10-12-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By JackieRTP
I would continue to try to work with her based on...

I would continue to try to work with her based on her timeline since you have not had her long at all (a few weeks). If she will step up on your finger in the cage while you are feeding her, then I...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 10-12-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By JackieRTP
You may want to try redirecting the nibbling and...

You may want to try redirecting the nibbling and biting behavior by having a cuttlebone or toy nearby to grab when it starts.
Forum: Chit Chat 10-12-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By JackieRTP
What if your parrot outlives you webinar

I attended a webinar yesterday from Phoenix Landing, which is a parrot rescue located in North Carolina. They adopt parrots to homes in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, northern...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 10-12-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Thread Description: Breeder recommended ....
Posted By JackieRTP
You are right Laracroft about the antibiotics...

You are right Laracroft about the antibiotics affecting the helpful bacteria. With our feathered friends, it is recommended to give probiotics after a course of antibiotics to restore those.
Forum: Bonding and Training 10-12-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By JackieRTP
There is no one timetable for taming a new...

There is no one timetable for taming a new parrotlet. It can take a week to even a few months. You may want to try using a perch to get her to step up on instead of your hand at first.

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