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  1. Parrotlet Diet
    Hi there! I picked up Bella from the rescue on Monday. Previously, she had a mate, he passed, she started plucking, owners didn’t want to deal with it.....Ellen at the rescue feeds fresh foods in the a.m., Bella only likes a little egg and green peas, as far as fresh. She is now eating...
  2. Introductions
    Hi, I'm a college student in SC and am looking to get a parrotlet. I'm more of a homebody, so between studies and preferring to stay home in general I'm sure I can give more than enough time for a parrotlet. I'm looking to get one in about a year or so, and have been doing research on general...
  3. Introductions
    Hey all! I've been a parrotlet enthusiast my whole life. I have a vast amount of experience with all sorts of animals. I have a 9 year old chinchilla that I've had for abour 7 years now, and we get along great. Lots of time spent together, lots of love. I'm thinking of adding a parrotlet...
  4. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi everyone This is my first ever post so I really appreciate any expert advice you can all provide! I have decided to get a pet bird because it's the ideal pet that can come with me wherever I move to in the future. I have done a lot of research and narrowed it down to a budgie or a Parrotlet...
  5. Chit Chat
    New to the forum but looking for some reassurance to the experienced birdie owners on this website. I just purchased a bird from _____________. They are located in ___________, just 5hours from my location. I paid $150 for shipping, but then when questioned the breeder about when the bird...
  6. 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...
  7. Bonding and Training
    My little Austin boy is the first bird Iv'e ever had, I love the little fella but there's a couple of things I need some advice with, Iv'e had Austin for about 3 months now, I got him from a pet shop, he was untame when I got him but was sold to me as a baby (the ID tag on his foot says 2014)...
  8. Introductions
    My baby's name is Lilly and she is the sweetest thing :) I just brought her home two days ago. For now she is very quiet and does not play with her toys. The world must be a scary place. But she is slowly getting used to her new home. I'm worried however that if she's not drinking. I was away...
  9. Parrotlet Talk
    Hello. I got my parrotlet a week ago, and I have a wedding to go to this weekend and will be out of town from Friday-Sunday. We are bonding well, but he's definitely testing his limits. Do I take him with me on this trip or should I find a capable bird-sitter to come check in on him over the...
  10. Introductions
    Hey everyone, My daughter Zoe and and I are the proud new owners of a baby boy parrotlet born December 14. My husband will meet him for the first time this afternoon when he comes home from work. We are still working on a name for him, he is so adorable and sweet and we are so excited. Also...
  11. Bonding and Training
    Hi everyone! I'm a novice Parrotlet owner of about 2 months. I Own a 3.5 month old baby Parrotlet named Loki. She absolutely loves to sit on my shoulder and at times sit On my head. I have to use hair products, so I am afraid of Her ingesting chemicals plus it is hard to control her like that...
  12. 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...
  13. Parrotlet Breeding
    I just discovered these little feather bundles this week and think they are the best things since sliced bread :) But of course I want to be smart and (especially since I have never had birds before) I want to meet a parrotlet in person instead of just ordering one and crossing my fingers. I am...
  14. Introductions
    Hi everyone! I am new to the forum and parrotlet ownership. I got my first parrotlet last Wednesday. He hatched on 10/1/12 so he is about 3 months. He seems to be adjusting but is very afraid of hands. Well, he will accept scratches and food from fingers but is not at all comfortable perching...
  15. Bonding and Training
    Hello, I took in a wonderful little parrotlet 4 weeks ago. His name is Jaxx. I kept the same name the previous owner had. He actually belonged to my step daughters aunt. She had Jaxx for aprox 8 weeks and decided she didnt want him or his brother any more so I took him in as my daughter thinks...
  16. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi all Just got my 3.5 mouth old female pacific parrotlet tonight. YAY and discovered she like to chirp really loud on occassion, esp when not getting attention. Is this going to continually happen ? Or is she getting used to her new cage? And what are some tips on how to teach her be not so...
  17. Parrotlet Talk
    On Monday evening I lost the love of my life called Melvin, he was a Pacific Blue Parrotlet and I can’t believe he’s gone. On average I spent around 15 hours a day with him, as I work from home and he reached the age of 18 months old before he passed away. He used to sit on my shoulder for most...
  18. Bonding and Training
    Okay, to all of you who may have caught me on talkbudgie, saying that I was probably going to adopt a budgie today...plans have taken a major turn..possibly for the better! First, let me explain.. (a little in-depth for those who don't know my little story ;)) This weekend I was heading...
  19. Bonding and Training
    I really wanna teach him how to talk. He's a year and a half old. He's tame and will sit with me for as long as he can. He intently watches me as i talk to him. During the day i tell him continuosly "i looooove youuu!" hoping he'll pick it up. At night i say "night night, birdie" and in the...
  20. Introductions
    Hello! My two babies (Azure and Verde) are still being weaned by the owner of the bird store here in town. I visit them as often as I can, and they are very dear. Azure is blue and Verde is green. Both are females and sisters. I have been reading up on parrotlets, and sometimes it seems a bit...
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