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  1. Bonding and Training
    So i got a Green parrotlet from a local pet store around 11 days ago and she likes my face and will happily tweet at me when i walk in but training her to step up onto my finger hasn't been so successful, I've taught her to step up onto a spare perch and she does it everytime i ask but it's a...
  2. Parrotlet Talk
    So I am a new parotlette owner, I'm slowly trying earn their trust and make comfortable with me. They both sat beside me eating and watching me for almost 2 hours today. Is that sign of good progress and what is healthy seed to fruit/vegetables ratio?. Thank you.
  3. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but ever since I got my little Butters, I've been reading various forums here. I decided to finally make an account! Anyway, my question. My baby girl Butters will be a year old since her hatch date in May. I'm new to the world of birds, but I have done lots...
  4. Bonding and Training
    I’m getting closer to getting my parrotlet, but before I bring him home, I want to know how to proceed with handling. When he first comes home, should I give him space for the first day? How involved is too involved? Can hands go in the cage within the first 24 hours with a hand-tamed...
  5. Introductions
    Hey there! I’ve been lurking for a few months but I had a question about my little Bushi (rhymes with sushi) so I thought I would sign up. Anyway... My name is Kate! I’m a 24 year old teacher from Los Angeles and I have had a parrotlet for about three months (since September 17th...so, 2.5...
  6. Introductions
    Hey everyone! I'm Lore, currently 23 years old and living in the Netherlands. I'm a student, studying to be a veterinary assistant, which is very exciting and pretty much a dream come true to me, as I have always loved all animals. It's amazing to learn and work with them, in school, and at...
  7. Introductions
    Today I brought home my very first parrotlet. I had fallen in loved with him in the pet store but now I'm completely at a loss on what to do with him to help him settle in. I have him in his cage next to me and i keep talking to him every so often. He is chirping, is that a good sign that he's...
  8. Parrotlet Talk
    I live in florida, and while I was outside I saw a parrolet, I am not kidding when I said he was following me. At one moment he got on top to my head and then move to my shoulder and never left. I notice he had a little tag in his leg. I took him to a pet store to find out if there was a way to...
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