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  1. Parrotlet Talk
    Hello All! New parrotlet owner here :) I just wanted to consult you something. Pastel's behaviour is really changing throughout the day. Sometimes he is really energetic, playful and curious, sometimes he preens for minutes and sometimes he just stays where he is without doing anything. I...
  2. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Tofu has started to do something that I would consider strange. She has one perch that is a little too large for her so we spiral it with a bit or vet wrap and it is at the bottom of the cage where occasionally it gets droppings on it. If we remove this perch from its location she gets very...
  3. Parrotlet Pictures
    Tofu just finished her second round of antibiotics and I can tell she's feeling better because she's so vocal just chattering and calling for mama's attention like crazy! (I'm not complaining). I took all of the advice given and got her a warm mist humidifier- even got the extra filters ahead of...
  4. Parrotlet Talk
    So Tofu has begun doing something new- Little background I work/got to school from home. Her cage is in our living room where she can see most of the house. She will what I would consider to be the parrotlet version of "scream" if I leave the room during a time I am usually supposed to be in the...
  5. Parrotlet Diet
    Hi all! I think I mentioned in my baby update that my Parrotlet Tofu was participating in an Animal Behavior Study through one of my good friends. She gave me the go ahead to share some of her notes here and so I'm including her lab notes as well as some of my own (I do have a biology degree...
  6. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi everyone, does anyone know how I can get my parrotlet to stop landing on my head? I have two parrotlets, one is about a year older than the other and he is tame he’s used to sitting on my hand and my shoulder. The newer Parrotlet is now tame she is used to me, comfortable with me but if she...
  7. Your Parrotlet's Health
    my little guy has been doing so great! coming out of his cage and coming to play on his manzanita play tree and climbing all over me and suddenly we have haulted. he isnt wanting to come out and he is staying on his perch balancing on one foot. he is still chirping along to his favorite songs...
  8. Parrotlet Breeding
    do they brood as they lay? or do they brood only when they decide the final number of eggs in a clutch?
  9. Parrotlet Talk
    do they brood as they lay? or do they brood only when they decide the final number of eggs in a clutch?
  10. Parrotlet Talk
    so Sweetie is getting a sister. i bought a high red green cheek conure i am picking it up at the end of the month when the bird gets weened off. I bought her from the same place i bought Sweetie from. The bird is 5 weeks old right now and by the time i get her she will be about 8 to 9 weeks. I...
  11. Bonding and Training
    Hello parrotlet people, I have lurked this forum quite a bit and posted once or twice, but nothing I have tried has helped. My boyfriend and I live with the loudest parrotlet in the world, Zephyr. Zephyr and I had a good start for about a year - then I went to college. My family did their best...
  12. Parrotlet Talk
    Hello everyone! I have a 6 month old parrotlet named Flit. :) He's my little baby! I have had him for 4 months and he has always been lovable and calm. Here recently, however, he has been throwing bad fits to get out of his cage and he has been screaming non-stop until I give in and get him...
  13. Your Parrotlet's Health
    About 3 months ago my parrotlet, Bart, started to pluck himself. We took him to the vet, they examined him and determined that this behavior was either caused by physical illness or some sort of stress or frustration. He weighed a little too much, and they found that his liver was slightly...
  14. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi Guys, We have a young parrotlet, Bokeh, our first parrotlet. He is about four or five months old and seems to be going through his first molt. What kinds of behavior changes might he go through while he's molting? Are there good links to read up on molting to make sure everything is within...
  15. Parrotlet Talk
    Ok, she is now around 7 months old. She is awesome. Like a Parrotlet can be. Now this is untill I try to eat. She turns into a Pigeon on steroids! I always give her food when I eat to try and slow her down, but its never good enough. She always wants mine. If i'm eating from plate she will run...
  16. Bonding and Training
    Hello, This is my first time posting, but I've been looking through the forums both to prepare for my first parrotlet and for some of the initial bonding and training. Everything has been going well until yesterday. I got Booker two weeks ago, and he was adjusting very well. He wasn't biting...
  17. Bonding and Training
    Hi Everyone! This is my first time posting on this forum and I am hoping to get some support on dealing with a somewhat "prissy parrotlet" lol. Don't get me wrong I love Lilly to bits but she can be a bit temperamental. I've had Lilly for a month and I've done my research and read a lot of...
  18. 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...
  19. Parrotlet Talk
    I feel bad everytime I have to leave Vira alone at home. Though, she totally gets her vegeance upon my return.. So nippy! I've been wondering if she had other parrots in the room if this would reduce her loneliness. She hasn't been plucking or anything, just looking for your opinions. If she...
  20. Introductions
    My p'lets (amused with the shortform, it suits their cuteness; convenient too): Vira: Female - Forpus coelestis (pacific/celestial parrotlet) - "wild" green type - estimated hatchdate: November 30, 2012 (16 wks). Cyrul: Male - Forpus coelestis (pacific/celestial p'let) - "american" white...
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