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  1. 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"...
  2. Bonding and Training
    My Parrotlet Kiwi is quite feisty. He is only about 5 months old, and already makes a kissing sound, and says his name (and something else I can't understand what it is yet :D) He knows how to step up, but I have learned that I can't slowly bring my hand up to him, otherwise he runs away, and...
  3. Bonding and Training
    Hi guys, i have a 2 year old parrotlet who i got about a month ago from a lady on craigslist but she took amazing care of him. he was first in a home where he was abused by wreckless children and Tina rescued him from them. Now timmy is mine, and with Tina he was semi tame, but it seems he has...
  4. Bonding and Training
    So I'm new to this forum, although I've been reading through quite a few things on here since getting my parrotlet Loki when he was 7 weeks. At first he was really sweet and even though it took some time to build trust, only a few weeks in he was flying to my hand/stepping up and letting me give...
  5. 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...
  6. Bonding and Training
    My little one is about a year old now, and he's a sweetheart who is very attached to me. He has two major problems though- 1. "Screeching"- He stays in his cage in our bedroom. When he wakes up, he screeches, very loud pesky sounds until we get up and open the cage for him. He also does it if...
  7. Bonding and Training
    Hello fellow parrotlet lovers! I am a new parrotlet owner (and a first time bird owner) and I would love to chat with some that are well experienced with dealing with parrotlets. My baby is four months old and she is amazing! So acrobatic and intelligent. I am madly in love. However, she bites...
  8. Parrotlet Talk
    SO Fletch has a biting problem. She was so good right after the terrible twos, but as the weather got warmer, her biting got worse. And it's not just the "you scared me bite" or "i didn't like that" bite... she's actually ripping off tiny pieces of my skin and eating it. Yes, she enjoys EATING...
  9. Bonding and Training
    So, I am happy to say that my boys are slowly starting to eat more veggies! So far they seem to like bell pepper, carrots and rocket lettuce. I also decided to order some Versele-Laga Nutribird pellets at my local pet shop (they didn't have it in stock, but could order it for me, thankfully!)...
  10. Bonding and Training
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum but I'm looking for advice. I got my baby girl, Elsa in June 2014 at 3 months old. She is now 15 months old and very active. But the big issue with her is that she is a constant biter. I've tried multiple things to get her to behave, (the firm 'No', the unsteady...
  11. Bonding and Training
    So I've had Otis for a month and a half now and he's finally allowing himself to be picked up, moved about and handled freely. But unfortunately he's also experimenting with nibbling at me, though I understand it's in a birds nature to bite and nip he's gotten to the point of drawing blood on...
  12. Parrotlet Talk
    when we rehomed our two pacific blue brothers this past christmas, they were inseparable. but recently, we've found them bickering and fighting a lot. first incident, beavis suffered a bloody bite in the upper leg. then a day later, he retaliated by nearly biting off butthead's rear right toe...
  13. Bonding and Training
    Hello! My baby is 3.5-4 months old and she's awesome! :D However, recently she started biting me and pretty much everything around her. I did notice that she has a lot of pin feathers growing on her head and neck. Could that be the reason? How should I treat her during this time? Of course I...
  14. Bonding and Training
    So I've posted here about my little guy, Jackson, before. I got him in November of last year, and we have been working on training and speech since he came to my house. He was a little bitey when we first got him, and I was directed to the 'gentle beak' technique. He took to it quite well...
  15. Parrotlet Talk
    hi everyone, first off, thanks to this community, it has helped w our recent rehoming of two boy blue parrotlets -- beavis and butthead. supposedly 1 yr old brothers, no tags. they are semi-tamed and still unable to "step up" or do much else except directional stick clicker training and taking...
  16. 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...
  17. Introductions
    Hello! My name is Jacie, and I adopted a gorgeous little blue Pacific P'let last Tuesday. It's been almost an entire week, and he seems pretty happy, but I just can't seem to get a solid reading on the little guy. Jackson is a year old (according to his previous owner), and she said he was a...
  18. Bonding and Training
    Hello everyone! I am (almost) a brand new parrotlet owner! After doing a ton of research, I finally took the dive about two months ago. Things with Heather are great, she really is a joy to have :) She has a strange aversion to hands, however. After attempting to look into how to solve this...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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