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  1. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hello all. I have meant to write an update to my previous post (https://www.talkparrotlets.com/showthread.php?t=87189) on this forum for quite a while now but have honestly been nervous of jinxing our progress up until this point. I'm still a little nervous, honestly, but I definitely owe it to...
  2. Parrotlet Talk
    So Bella’s feathers grew back, but in the last week has plucked them again. Only the under layer is there, and I think she is asking those too.... I started the Avicalm today, I had to put some in her water. I tried mixing it with featherrific and a few drops of water to make a paste.....no way...
  3. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I have a now two year old parrotlet and ive only had him a month... he has some pin feathers coming in but isnt tame yet (were working on it) so he wont let me help him remove the white coat. He is pulling out some of his fluffy feathers on his belly as if he is itchy but weve also had a few...
  4. Your Parrotlet's Health
    I'm not sure what's going on but today while preening, P pulled out two- three small fluffy feathers and when he pulled them out there was blood on the bottom of the feather. Is this normal? I've never seen it before. Now that I think about it, he's been losing a lot of feathers (big and small)...
  5. Your Parrotlet's Health
    So Kiwi has had ongoing pin feathers on his chest right under his face for the longest time (7 months). They are dark green so I'm assuming they are still developing. He is crazy about picking at them and has even plucked some feathers around them where there is now skin showing. Luckily he...
  6. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Rio is almost 2 years old and we have had him since he was 8 weeks. He was healthy and fine until yesterday where I noticed that he has plucked some of his feathers under his neck(only right side). He was very bonded to me and my husband. He gets seed mix and fresh fruits and vegetables for diet...
  7. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi everyone! So I've had my rescue p'let Perruche for over a week now and she is settling in SO well - there's just one worry and that's her feathers. She's losing on average 10 - 15 feathers a day (at least - there may be more I'm not spotting). The feathers being lost are a mixture of long...
  8. Your Parrotlet's Health
    About 3 months ago my parrotlet, Bart, started to pluck himself. We took him to the vet, they examined him and determined that this behavior was either caused by physical illness or some sort of stress or frustration. He weighed a little too much, and they found that his liver was slightly...
  9. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi, I just adopted to Parrotlets. The birds are adorable but the female has been plucking herself and the male. The man I got them from told me they are a breeding pair but he did not want to breed them. He never gave them a breeding box. Does any one know why the female may have been plucking...
  10. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi everyone - Milo was preening on my lap today and this feather came out. I wasn't watching when it happened so I'm not sure if he pulled it out or if it fell out. Usually when he preens little down feathers come out but very few. This looks like a flight feather. He is 4 months old so he is...
  11. Introductions
    Hi all! New to Talk Parrotlets but not new to our little feathered friends. I fell in love with these little giants 6 years ago. My first P'let was named Johnny. He was the sweetest little thing with tons of love and affection for his mama. Unfortunately, I lost my little guy last year, and was...
  12. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hello, We are first time parrotlet owners. We have a blue male, and he is around 4 months old. We did our homework, research and even read the Parrotlet Handbook by Sandee Molenda. He has been doing well, but lately he has had some out of place feathers on his tail back and neck/breast area. We...
  13. Your Parrotlet's Health
    Hi everyone! My p'let (1 year and 4 months old) has never had a problem traveling with me for weekend visits to friends & family. We have a nicely-sized travel cage that he's totally comfortable in. However, this weekend was different. I think he was under some stress from being in an...
  14. Introductions
    i just wanted to say hello to evry one, and also ask for some tips and some help with sexing one of my new parrotlets. we already have one green one whos we know is a little boy, and we recently aquired two more, a blue one and another green one. the blue one is obviously a boy as it has...
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