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  1. 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...
  2. Parrotlet Talk
    Tofu has had quite the adventure since coming home let me tell ya! She came home with a digestive tract infection and has been on antibiotics and anti fungal from the avian vet for a full week. She went back today for a follow up and gram stain came back totally clear! She does still have a...
  3. Parrotlet Diet
    Hi everyone! I will bringing home my first parrotlet in mid-May and have been doing quite a bit of reading about pellet and seed brands. I've seen a lot of conflicting information. My breeder feeds her birds a mixture of seed and pellet so I was going to do the same to avoid stressing the bird...
  4. Parrotlet Diet
    I'm considering trying sprouting seeds for Micah. Does anyone do this? I want him to get the healthiest diet possible, and I'm a bit concerned that pellets are a big percentage of what he actually eats right now. He gets a mix of fruits and veggies daily, and he does seem to enjoy them, but a...
  5. Introductions
    Good evening everyone! As the title suggests, I will soon be a first-time bird owner, specifically Parrotlets. I've done extensive research about them before making a decision to actually own one. It started off with my mom wanting a bird, a giant Macaw specifically. I told her that they were...
  6. Parrotlet Diet
    I've been struggling so far with Fletch, to get her to eat fresh fruits and veggies. She HATES the squishiness of them! She's willing to try them, but as soon as theres any squish she starts rubbing her beak to "get it off" of her then proceeds to have no interest. (But she'll gladly go after my...
  7. Parrotlet Diet
    My sweet sweet Sweetie needs a pellet diet. i am going to get her pellet berries, but do i need to get a pellet food as well?
  8. Parrotlet Diet
    i currently have Sweetie on Higgins Safflower Gold for Cockateils and Conures but she only eats the Safflower in the seed mix and occasionally some other seeds i bought the Safflower Gold for Parrots and did not realize til today that alot of ingredients are whole and she cannot eat the majority...
  9. Parrotlet Diet
    I am going to convert my bird's diet from seeds to Roudybush but I am having trouble deciding on what size buy. I was thinking the mini pellets, but I don't know if they would be too big for him? Also what size bag would you recommend buying so that he has time to eat the food while it's still...
  10. Parrotlet Diet
    Hey guys! Pippin (who is 4 and a half month old) seems to have taken to eating during the night. He usually gets covered around 7 or 730pm, and uncovered at 8am. (Sidenote: is this too long?) But sometimes I hear him in the middle of the night, having a snack, or moving around on the bottom of...
  11. Parrotlet Diet
    This is the link to the Volkman Parrotlet blend I came across: http://birdseed.com/shop/product/parrotlet/. It seems cheap for the price, but I know nothing about the brand, or even if it is a good seed make-up. Here are the order of ingredients, most to least: Safflower Seed, White Proso...
  12. Parrotlet Diet
    I have never given Barley any "birdie bread". The closest thing he's had to it is an occasional bite of wheat bread with oats or a sweet potato mash ball. I have heard that corn in high quantities is not the greatest for them due to its starchiness, but it's still a vegetable, so I don't know...
  13. 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...
  14. Parrotlet Diet
    I am soon going to obtain a new parrotlet! Hooray! :-D! However, to start off my plans i'm going to plan his/her diet. I need advice on what fruits and vegetables will be appropiate to feed my new family member. What kinds of foods will do my pet bird good? What kinds of foods should I avoid...
  15. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Today was Milo's first vet trip. I live in NJ and of course today just happened to be the coldest day of winter so far. Ugh! I triple wrapped his travel cage with towels. Anyway, this info is probably very repetitive and old news for seasoned owners but I thought I'd share my experience.The vet...
  16. Parrotlet Diet
    So my little parrotlet has been doing really well and all... but lately he doesnt seem interested in fruits or veggies anymore. When he was younger (around 4-5 weeks old) he would eat a lot of apple slices and even some hard boiled egg. Now he is 7 weeks old, and doesnt seem to want anything to...
  17. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I have a 5 week old blue celestial parrotlet (He's almost 6 weeks!) And lately he hasnt been wanting to eat his bird formula as much as he used to.. I have read parrotlets should be weened by 7 to 8 weeks, and i have read else where that some should be weaned at 10 to 12 weeks, so i am a bit...
  18. Parrotlet Diet
    Hi guys! I am so glad to have found this forum. It is really nice to have a chance to talk with other birdie fans and p'let owners. I have heard from certain vets and breeders that feeding fruit to a baby Parrotlet can lead to a bacteria infection. I have been unable to get any one of them to...
  19. Parrotlet Diet
    I have read that a lot of parrot owners don't leave food in the cage at all times, and that they leave some food in the cage and then for meals take them out and feed them fresh foods. So I'm conflicted, on the one hand I want to leave food in at all times since I'm not home most of the time...
  20. Parrotlet Pictures
    Little Kevin just discovered the magic of warm popcorn! What is your parrotlet's favorite food? We're looking for new things for this little picky eater to try!
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