Originally Posted by Joeyd
On my quest to narrow down birds I think I may go with what David said and look into a green rumped parrotlet. I actually found someone that sells them but still have no idea when the next clutch is coming in.
However it seems like they aren't that common so its been hard for me to find any actual posts about these.
So I was just looking to see on anyones experience on having them? One thing that really got me into looking into them is that the information I found said that Green rumps are typically more laid back and gentle than the pacific.
My Cowboy is a 7 year old Green Rump Parrotlet who I got from a breeder in Pennsylvania. He was a baby but a total rescue and intervention. From the beginning, he had sever genetic defects including overgrown beak disease. COWBOY HAS PLUCKED NAKED AND BITES HIS SKIN TO BLEEDING SINCE HE WAS 6 MONTHS OLD.
Cowboy made Kai look like a fully feathered bird. Not joking. I have spend thousand on vet bills; every remedy known to avian science and every healthy food imaginable and nothing changes. Green Rumps are PROLIFIC pluckers. He just got over a 6 month bout of Aspergillus and he pulled through. I love Cowboy and I am used to his totally naked state but I never get used to him biting into his own flesh.
I know that you had a hard time handling Kai's plucking so if you don't want to live through the same heartache, I would recommend that you to AVOID getting a green rump. THere are no new clutches (too early) and just do your research and wait until the right time and the right companion. Maybe not even a caged bird. Perhaps try a parakeet or a budgie. They don't pluck and are very smart and cute.