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  1. Parrotlet Talk
    I think it's been a while since I've posted an update of Tofu but I just wanted to let you all know this forum is great and I've received so much help! We got Tofu end of October/Beginning of November in 2020 at around five months old. I had talked to the breeder before getting her regularly...
  2. Introductions
    Hello! I go by Sammy, and I have a new Parrotlet named Cotton. He has been with us for two-three weeks. I do not know how to train him to be on your hand, or not bite when you pick him up. I have read about the gentle beak thing, and I will happily use that. But I still have questions: How do...
  3. Bonding and Training
    So I posted a while ago what I was doing with Tofu to help her overcome her fear of humans but since I I've been doing some more research and realized I've been doing somethings wrong and just want to share what I've learned: Here is the video I started with and she is doing well with that...
  4. Bonding and Training
    Hi, I brought home my parrotlet 6 weeks ago. Since bringing him home, ive had no progress bonding with him. He becomes afraid when I near him. I can't give him treats because if I get too close, he flies or scoots away. Never bites me, though. He is otherwise happy, chirping and eating lots of...
  5. Chit Chat
    I saw this article in my local paper, and I went out of my way to find it on the web. It just talks about bird adoption in Vancouver, B.C. and some of the things to consider when looking for a bird. It's nothing particularly new to us avian friends. Exotic birds live a long time, even our tiny...
  6. Parrotlet Talk
    Today marks day 9 with Kuro. I've been having bad headaches recently due to the abrupt temperature changes here in Ontario, so I haven't been playing with my birds as much as I should. My schedule has also changed so I've been working later than normal. Anyways, I get home and I open Kuro's...
  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. Introductions
    I have two spectacled parrotlets -- Jeannie & Woodrow. I got them at different times from different breeders. Jeannie is 2.5 yrs old and Woodrow is 1.5 years old. Both are parent reared, and hand tamed by me. I won their trust easily and now both step up, and both allow head scratches...
  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
    So, I clipped my boys' flight feathers just now. I'm hoping this will help me with bonding with them, although my main reason for deciding to clip their wings after all, is that today another one of them flew into the window. This is the second time it happened, and I am just scared that they...
  11. Bonding and Training
    I recently taught my baby a first few trick, which brought me a lot of happiness, because it confirmed that I can communicate with her and that she understands me. Hurrah! Lilly learned to do the turn around and somersault around a branch and she does them consistently in different locations...
  12. Bonding and Training
    I am trying to teach Sweetie to let me pet her or tickle her while she's perched on my finger but every time i go to tickle or pet her she thinks i am putting my finger up to her so she can perch on my other finger. What are some techinques i can use?
  13. Bonding and Training
    i have a few questions about training and getting Sweetie to play. Sweetie is skittish of my hands when i move them around she ducks and she lunges at my hand. it's mainly when she's in her cage and i am not even near her cage or trying to do something in her cage. it's kind of funny because i...
  14. Bonding and Training
    So some back story: Gwen is my first bird. She is just over a year old, and I've had her for almost 11 months now. She's a little female parrotlet and when I got her she was sweet and gentle and snuggly. Now she's not. Lately she's intolerable. She bites anything that moves, she won't eat her...
  15. Bonding and Training
    Sasha was purchased with a male as 7 week old babies a year & 3 months ago from a Florida breeder who sent them via Delta airlines as potential breeding mates. They were supposedly hand fed but were definitely not hand tame. We kept them together and they were frightened of our hands any time we...
  16. Bonding and Training
    Hi all, This is my first time on a forum so I am hoping you can all guide me well :) 2 weeks ago I bought my first pair of parrotlets, two boys. The birds have come from an aivary and are roughly a year old. My problem at the moment is that they flip out whenever I open their cage. I have begun...
  17. Bonding and Training
    Our p'let is over a year old (though he's only been with us since July). He's really scared of lots of things (his playgym, new toys, anything new placed near him from camera to toothbrush to balls with bells in them). He likes to sit on our shoulders, and will step up, play "ladder" and we're...
  18. Bonding and Training
    Hi everyone, Just a question about my new 6 week old parrotlet Pippin. I've only had him for about 4 days, and he is very sociable. He loves to be with my bf and I, but he only likes to be on our heads. If we have him on our finger, we will jump to our shoulders and climb up to our heads. If we...
  19. Bonding and Training
    Hi, I just got a new Parrotlet two days ago and I'm already confused on what to do. For one, I can't get him to eat anything other than seeds, I've tried veggies fruits bread brown rice anything and he just won't eat it. I also have been trying to train him and use treats for positive...
  20. Bonding and Training
    Hi All! I'm the proud parent of a Pacific Parrotlet named Samson. He's awesome, big personality, he seems to be generally pretty cheery. I brought him home last January, which makes him not quite a year old. So far, so good. He'll readily hop onto my finger under most circumstances, he'll...
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