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  1. Bonding and Training
    Hi, I'm new to this forum! About 2 years ago, I purchased a turquoise parrotlet named Bubbles from a breeder who supposedly hand-fed her babies. Unfortunately, I do not believe the babies were hand fed. Regardless, I used clicker training to get Bubbles to eat millet from my hand, and...
  2. Bonding and Training
    Hi everyone, I've had my 2 month old parrotlet Helix for about 2 weeks now. We have been making progress with bonding and the first week he was being very sweet, gently putting his beak on me to see what I was, and stepping up to eat from my other hand. The past two days when we have "hand time"...
  3. Parrotlet Talk
    I think I've decided it might just be best to rehouse P or give him to a bird sanctuary near me. (suggestions or advice on this?) * P is 3 1/2 years old and I can't get him under control. I've tried techniques to help his regurgitation problem but nothing is working. I cant even pet his head or...
  4. Bonding and Training
    I think I need some help. Are parrotlets normally aggressive? This is becoming a huge problem I'm attaching some pictures. My bird, P, is male and three years old. About two years ago he started showing signs of aggression. It started off as lunging and I did gentle beak technique, and that...
  5. Introductions
    Hi all, I just joined this forum. I had no intention of getting a bird, though years ago, I had finches, budgies, and lovebirds, and volunteered at a local Aviary. But I noticed a local ad for a 3-month old parrotlet that the owner was selling because her dogs kept attacking the cage, trying...
  6. Parrotlet Talk
    Hey all! So, a month ago, I got Jackson, and for the most part we've solved his attitude problem (turns out he just needed more sleep), and while he's still a bit bitey to me from time to time (when I stick my hand in in the morning to get his dishes and refill them, he'll bite at me if I don't...
  7. Introductions
    I'm a happy owner of a 3 month old Cobalt blue baby which we assume is a boy. I've always had cockatiels. So I'm still amazed at how quick he picks up on sayings and words!! He already says "Peek a Boo, Hi Baby, You're a pretty birrrrrrd, Come'mere, and Ticke tickle tickle tickle" I'm sure he...
  8. Bonding and Training
    Hi, i'm a first time bird owner and have had my Parrotlet, Idris for about two months and is now about four months old. She isn't hand shy and has been pretty good about most things but in the last couple of weeks she has been super grumpy, chewing on my fingers puffing up and taking...
  9. Parrotlet Talk
    First of all, my baby parrotlet is new and still unsure of things around her. Sometimes she doesn't like the big scary hand poking around the things in her cage, especially near her, so she does this weird lunge in addition to the open beak aggression stance. It's weird because she'll stare at...
  10. Parrotlet Talk
    Navi's done this twice before- always with someone else in the room (my mom during one incident, my boyfriend the other), though I don't know if that's important. She'll hunch down, fluff the feathers on her back, open her mouth threateningly and make angry noises while wiggling her neck and...
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