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  1. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Ive been seeing so many posts about how to keep birds warm with the recent winter storms and want to share what I know! So some background on me- I have a degree in Biology; I have worked At Stone Lab in Lake Erie for their conservation sciences and in Michigan for the Vertebrate Zoology...
  2. 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...
  3. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi all It's been a while since I've posted here. Tiki has been doing very well, but there have been fires about an hour away from us and it's very smoky outside. We have air filters running inside, but I am still worried for Tik. Does anyone know how dangerous fire smoke is for plets? If there...
  4. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I have Tiki's cage in my room. I have Type 1 Diabetes, so I have to check my blood sugar every now and then, and constantly manage it (take Insulin, eat sugar.). At night, my mom will come and check my sugar and take care of it (I'm still a kid so I can't do it myself yet), but when she does...
  5. Parrotlet Diet
    Hi everyone, this may be a silly question but does anyone else have a bird who puts food in there water dish? I’m constantly changing one of my birds water probably about 10-15 times a day!! Every time I do she goes and get seeds, veggies or a few pellets and drops them in there. She’s...
  6. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hey guys! It's been a long while since my last post and I've been dealing with Tinkerbell's massive ups and downs. I believe last time I posted she had had the big egg-laying, enlarged liver excitement. Ah good times. All that cleared up no problem, but we are now facing a whole new set of...
  7. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I was diagnosed with flu type A this morning, ive heard that humans can transfer illness to their birds, should i stay away from timmy? im just now on tamiflu today
  8. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Unknown death Please help answer questions Hi everyone, I am beyond heartbroken and feel so much regret and guilt that a young, green parrotlet I had adopted has passed away 2 days ago. I regret not bringing her home from the hospital and now feel the hospital was the wrong place. Especially...
  9. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I was out of the country and just found out my diarrhea isn't a side effect from my antimalarials but from the parasite cryptosporidium. How do I keep my parrotlet from getting sick? They say garlic, clove, oregano, and wormwood will prevent and kill it, but are those safe for parrotlets to eat...
  10. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I noticed yesterday that my parrotlet Sweetie's bottom area is swollen it's also lacking feathers. she's also a bit moody and i've noticed she has been wanting to be covered up alot. she sits up underneath her water and food dishes alot and she will crawl up under her news paper liner thats on...
  11. Parrotlet Talk
    So, Flint has black hairs on both sides of her cere. They look like teeny tiny eye lashes. They've seen to have kept growing. he doesn't noticed them / no bother her. She has the turquoise colored mutation. Is that normal? My other parrotlet Fletch does not have these black hairs. She's a green...
  12. Site Feedback and Discussion
    Hey there. I've been a part of this forum since about August when I got my parrotlet. I'm more of a central part of bird blogging (i.e. tumblr) and I've noticed a huge disparity in information-giving and tone when it comes to educating people on their birds. I gather information all over the...
  13. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi all, I live in a very small apartment with my bird. Today, the apartment two floors below us was painted and had the floor refinished. We're getting fumes drifting up into our apartment. Not strong enough to bother us humans, but noticeable. Since it's January (and I live on the east coast)...
  14. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I put my poor parrotlet Blue to rest after nearly 3 weeks of odd health symptoms. He was not even one year old. The vet said possible PDD/Wasting Disease or another viral disease that would be extremely difficult to properly diagnose and treat. Here are the symptoms my little bird exhibited...
  15. Your Parrotlet's Health
    My 9-10 week old parrotlet has a cold, she has a runny nose and is weezing breathing through her mouth, she has been very quiet and inactive, she bathed her self yestoday in lukewarm water, need help/advice asap
  16. 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...
  17. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Inquiring minds want to know about all of the healthy parrotlets out there. We always hear many scary stories about these little ones. Some people have told me they are hardy little guys, while others say they are very fragile. So to all of you parrotlets out there, what are your ages and to...
  18. 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...
  19. Parrotlet Talk
    We have a little parrotlet named Bubbles. Can anyone recommend ideal temperatures as well as the minimum or maximum temps. We live on the coast and it's mostly moderate but temps can fluctuate in our solarium. If it's 71 outside, it can feel like 90 plus in our solarium. Winter evenings can...
  20. Introductions
    Hello! I am a new parrotlet owner, and first time bird person. My 12 week old male is very shy and has an irrational fear of hands even though I got him from a breeder as a "hand tamed" baby, but we are slowly working on "eating" millet together and I know I am in it for the long haul. Being...
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