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  1. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi all, I'm a previous owner of a parakeet who's decided to step up into the world of parrots. I got my young parrotlet, Griffin, three days ago, and already have a few questions. Apologies for sounding like a total noob. 😂 I understand all parrotlets are individuals, but how long does it...
  2. Parrotlet Pictures
    Meet Billie! Only got her two days ago and she’s already socialising so well despite not being hand-raised! Even steps up for millet already haha. She is around 45 days old and doing great with trying new things. took her outside today, second pic shows her loving the Australian Sunshine and...
  3. Parrotlet Talk
    Hello everyone!! Newcomer here, I’ve been reading forums for awhile now so thought I’d finally make an account as I may be finally getting a parrotlet soon! I’m a 21 year old living in South Australia for context. So, I have a question. Tomorrow I’ll finally be meeting a few baby pacific...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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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