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  1. 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...
  2. Parrotlet Talk
    My parrotlet's beak was a tiny bit overgrown so I clipped it but now it's flat at the tip and she hasn't managed to sharpen it yet. She has some all natural toys and she doesn't like chewing on wood. I will be getting her a cuttlebone and many more natural toys from planet pleasures (they are...
  3. Parrotlet Housing
    Well, to put it simply, Tofu is starting to get bored. Were still doing our training everyday and Ive been rotating the toys she has but its time for a revamp. Tofu has been anti-toy ever since Ive gotten her, no matter how many times Ive tried to entice and show her how to do it she's just...
  4. Parrotlet Housing
    We're at a little standstill with Tofu training wise she still wont come out of her cage and is afraid of people even though she will let me now get close to her. I was starting to get worried that if she was to afraid to come out and play she wasn't getting the enrichment she needed and she's...
  5. Parrotlet Housing
    Closing in on getting a bird, but waiting until after I move to make that jump. In the meantime I figured I’d buy everything I need in advance so that when the time comes that I find my bird, I’m 100% ready. I’m new to birds though. I know basic necessities (bowls, perched, toys), but I want to...
  6. Parrotlet Talk
    I’ve seen a lot of people but running wheels (think hamster style) for their birds and the birds love them. I want to find a wheel that’s sturdy but not impossible for such a small bird to hop on. Anyone here use running wheels for their bird? If so, what model wheel? Also if it’s a dangerous...
  7. Do It Yourself
    I was looking up bird toys when I thought I might be able to crochet one. I was thinking to try and crochet mini boxes or baskets and combining them with unwaxed paper cups for foraging toys. I'm thinking of using natural twine, although I've seen other types of bird safe rope. What are your...
  8. Parrotlet Talk
    Maybe there's already a thread for this, but I don't think P is stimulated enough. He continues to scream all day long when I'm not playing with him or holding him. My boyfriend is about ready to get rid of him (I'm fighting this so hard) so I'm trying to figure out how I can stimulate him. I...
  9. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi everyone! This is my first post :D (I looked around and I'm pretty sure this belongs here but forgive me if it doesn't..) I have put in an order for a parrotlet from a breeder and I'm really excited! I used to have three parrotlets years ago when I was a teenager. I also had a sun conure...
  10. Parrotlet Housing
    Hi I'm new to the forum and I don't know how full I'm supposed to make my bird's cage. He's... like 3 years old and I just clipped his wings. Normally I put a couple of toys in there, two food dishes (one for grain one for seed), and a few perches along with his bathing bowl. Everything is...
  11. Introductions
    Hi guys! Been meaning to join this site for a while. Basically... I have recently rehomed a parrotlet, who now goes by the name of Hiro, and my poor boy is pretty disabled. I work with birds and he was 'dumped' on us by an animal wholesaler that was supposedly 'deciding to shut down' and...
  12. Parrotlet Talk
    Letting everyone know that bird toys are 40% off at www.drsfosterandsmith.com today! Get your babies some great xmas gifties!! :))))
  13. Bonding and Training
    i have a few questions about training and getting Sweetie to play. Sweetie is skittish of my hands when i move them around she ducks and she lunges at my hand. it's mainly when she's in her cage and i am not even near her cage or trying to do something in her cage. it's kind of funny because i...
  14. Do It Yourself
    Just looking for a fast, cheap way to make some toys for my new Parrotlet. If I get some plain pieces of wood, like little blocks or popsicle sticks, how can I color them? Is food coloring safe? Or is there anything else that I can use? And I'd love some ideas on making other types of toys.
  15. Parrotlet Talk
    Charlie loves ladders. He loves to show off running up and down his ladders, but he's not a huge fan of toys. So I thought I'd hang a ladder vertically in his cage with some bells beside it. He loves it :D Climbs up and down playing with the bells and loves to sit on the top rung and oversees...
  16. Bonding and Training
    Our p'let Pip ignores most of his toys (and is still scared of the play gym we got him 4 months ago), but he loves to play with my earrings and our wedding rings. I know some metals can be bad for birds, and I discourage him from playing with things that could break under his mighty beak. Does...
  17. Parrotlet Talk
    Wondering what everyone is using as treat to lure their p'let to their bought/handmade toys? My little Lily doesnt go for toys unless their actual food inside it and she's a VERY picky eater. Any small treat suggestions?
  18. Introductions
    Hello all, I found your site while reading up on Parrotlets..so here I am. Just looking to find some helpful tips on Trick Training, special toys they enjoy more than others. Also tips on making toys from random things around the House. Alsoooo I may take a stab at Breeding them... NOT for...
  19. Chit Chat
    I just brought home a baby parrotlet! He or she is 3 weeks old and has taken well to being hand fed. It is such an active and curious little creature. The pet store advised me to keep him in a small glass tank lined with newspaper and a heat lamp. He seems bored! Stretching his neck, fluttering...
  20. Parrotlet Talk
    My Elvis is 3 1/2 mths old now. He hasn't started playing yet. When will he begin to play with the toys on his desktop playgym? Do all parrotlets eventually play?
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