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Forum: Parrotlet Talk Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By ozzie3860
Something about hot seeds, Jules gets quite...

Something about hot seeds, Jules gets quite possessive of Cayenne peppers. I heard once that it had to do with the number of taste sensors in their mouth. Something like they had fewer so it took...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-20-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 129
Posted By ozzie3860
Nope. Normal bird bath only gets them partially...

Nope. Normal bird bath only gets them partially wet. I have had to rinse them off a few time for various reasons where they got really wet. They were not pleased.
Forum: Parrotlet Pictures 01-19-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By ozzie3860
Sweet, I have had a lot of luck with perches on...

Sweet, I have had a lot of luck with perches on the outside of cages like that. It seems to allow a bit of freedom as well as the security of a cage.
Forum: Bonding and Training 01-18-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By ozzie3860
You can start clicker training but don’t get...

You can start clicker training but don’t get frustrated. Baby birds are dumb. As I have said about my Rio hatched on 8/8/20. He is dumb as a box of rocks but smart as a whip. Compared to my Jules...
Forum: Bonding and Training 01-17-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By ozzie3860
Sounds like you are making good progress.

Sounds like you are making good progress.
Forum: Parrotlet Rainbow Bridge 01-17-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By ozzie3860
It is so sad when one of our little ones pass. ...

It is so sad when one of our little ones pass. They are so bright, full of life, mischief, spirit. Stanley was a special pet. A true friend. You will meet again in what comes next.
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-15-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By ozzie3860
Parrotlets are the best pet ever. Accept no...

Parrotlets are the best pet ever. Accept no substitute.

I have now been enslaved by 3 pacific parrotlets so far. I suspect I will be enslaved by more in the future. Each was so different from...
Forum: Bonding and Training 01-12-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By ozzie3860
Make the outside of the cage look a bit like the...

Make the outside of the cage look a bit like the inside. Stuff like perches and coop cups with treats, water. Give her a reason to hang out and perch on the outside of the cage. With Jules I used...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-12-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By ozzie3860
I have never had much luck with Jules and play...

I have never had much luck with Jules and play gyms. The closes I managed was when I decorated the outside of her cage like the inside to get her to come out back when we first got her and she was...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-12-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By ozzie3860
As long as he is eating enough solid food to...

As long as he is eating enough solid food to survive he is weaned, usually somewhere between 8-12 weeks. Afterwards begging is cool, just ignore it. Still I like to keep millet available at all...
Forum: Parrotlet Diet 01-12-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By ozzie3860
The skin and flesh of the apple is ok, the seeds...

The skin and flesh of the apple is ok, the seeds and core are said to be and issue.
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-11-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By ozzie3860
I think they die younger than expected because of...

I think they die younger than expected because of genetics. Back before CITES a lot of wild bird were caught and sold. Aviculture (captive breeding) was in it infancy. Bird genetic stocks / pools...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-11-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By ozzie3860
somewhere between 10-15 seems to be the spot from...

somewhere between 10-15 seems to be the spot from what I can tell. I have seen on here over 15 but seldom over 20. I have a rescue that I have had for 8 years but is most likely about 12 ish and...
Forum: Parrotlet Breeding 01-11-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By ozzie3860
You are aware that parrotlets can breed multiple...

You are aware that parrotlets can breed multiple times a year?
Also they may not breed at all. Every pair is a bit different.
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-10-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By ozzie3860
Depends on the bird and their experiences. My...

Depends on the bird and their experiences. My rescues took months before I could handle. To this day I can't grab her. My baby Rio, he allowed us to handle him for short times day one and now is...
Forum: Introductions 01-08-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By ozzie3860
Good luck, getting a parrotlet is a special...

Good luck, getting a parrotlet is a special thing. Looking forward to hearing about the lucky parrotlet that picks you.
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-06-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By ozzie3860
grogu — if into popular Star Wars Bit or byte...

grogu — if into popular Star Wars
Bit or byte or nibble if you are computer focused
Kraken or Chessie for a bit of mythology

On the other hand you can get him and let him tell you. In our case...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 01-06-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By ozzie3860
How did he do on his first shower / bath? I...

How did he do on his first shower / bath?

I know my guy was a bit challenged by it.

https://i.imgur.com/CoE12Mj.jpg
Forum: Parrotlet Pictures 12-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By ozzie3860
Leave millet in cage 24 x 7 for a young and / or...

Leave millet in cage 24 x 7 for a young and / or stressed bird. Personally I keep millet in all the time unless my bird start get fixated on it and will not eat a variety of food. Then it needs to...
Forum: Introductions 12-29-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By ozzie3860
In the past our birds were out when we were home...

In the past our birds were out when we were home as long as it was safe. They have several cages that were sort of their perches in different part of the house so they can eat, drink sleep as they...
Forum: Your Parrotlet's Health 12-29-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By ozzie3860
Birds are basically a large respiratory system...

Birds are basically a large respiratory system with wings that eats and leaves droppings constantly. One sneeze I would watch closely, more than one and I would heading to a vet. There is just too...
Forum: Parrotlet Diet 12-28-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Thread Description: Tired of wasting money on commercial seed mixes
Posted By ozzie3860
On carrots we have good luck with carrot tops and...

On carrots we have good luck with carrot tops and also getting a peeler and serving carrot peels.
Forum: Introductions 12-24-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Thread Description: Introduction
Posted By ozzie3860
Natasha & Mason, welcome to the site. Loved...

Natasha & Mason, welcome to the site. Loved Mason’s pics, he is a handsome guy.
Forum: Chit Chat 12-24-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By ozzie3860
My theory is these little guys steal a bit of our...

My theory is these little guys steal a bit of our soul and when they leave us they take that little bit of soul with them as a way to help them find us in whatever comes next. I just know if there...
Forum: Parrotlet Talk 12-23-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By ozzie3860
BTW-He is a pretty fellow. You can see the blue...

BTW-He is a pretty fellow. You can see the blue on his wings so he is a he. Looks a lot like my Rio except your guys is a bit more yellow. My Rio has a bit more blue to him (eye flairs) with a bit...
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