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  1. Introductions
    Hello! I go by Sammy, and I have a new Parrotlet named Cotton. He has been with us for two-three weeks. I do not know how to train him to be on your hand, or not bite when you pick him up. I have read about the gentle beak thing, and I will happily use that. But I still have questions: How do...
  2. Bonding and Training
    So I posted a while ago what I was doing with Tofu to help her overcome her fear of humans but since I I've been doing some more research and realized I've been doing somethings wrong and just want to share what I've learned: Here is the video I started with and she is doing well with that...
  3. Parrotlet Talk
    Hi everyone, does anyone know how I can get my parrotlet to stop landing on my head? I have two parrotlets, one is about a year older than the other and he is tame he’s used to sitting on my hand and my shoulder. The newer Parrotlet is now tame she is used to me, comfortable with me but if she...
  4. Bonding and Training
    Hello fellow forum goers! I am new to the p'let world, but I've always wanted one so this is a dream come true! I have a roughly 3 month old male p'let named Kuro. My experience is moderate; I am passionate about all birds and I've owned a budgie for 5 years (she's my old lady now, haha), but...
  5. Bonding and Training
    Hi guys, i have a 2 year old parrotlet who i got about a month ago from a lady on craigslist but she took amazing care of him. he was first in a home where he was abused by wreckless children and Tina rescued him from them. Now timmy is mine, and with Tina he was semi tame, but it seems he has...
  6. Chit Chat
    Babies enjoying a breakfast of sprouted pulses. I can't believe they have only been with us since 16th June, not even two weeks yet. These P'lets do take over your life... I get up 1 hour earlier than I did before. Progress with finger training. Made a breakthrough last night ... They completely...
  7. Introductions
    I have two spectacled parrotlets -- Jeannie & Woodrow. I got them at different times from different breeders. Jeannie is 2.5 yrs old and Woodrow is 1.5 years old. Both are parent reared, and hand tamed by me. I won their trust easily and now both step up, and both allow head scratches...
  8. Bonding and Training
    So, I am happy to say that my boys are slowly starting to eat more veggies! So far they seem to like bell pepper, carrots and rocket lettuce. I also decided to order some Versele-Laga Nutribird pellets at my local pet shop (they didn't have it in stock, but could order it for me, thankfully!)...
  9. Bonding and Training
    I recently taught my baby a first few trick, which brought me a lot of happiness, because it confirmed that I can communicate with her and that she understands me. Hurrah! Lilly learned to do the turn around and somersault around a branch and she does them consistently in different locations...
  10. Bonding and Training
    I am trying to teach Sweetie to let me pet her or tickle her while she's perched on my finger but every time i go to tickle or pet her she thinks i am putting my finger up to her so she can perch on my other finger. What are some techinques i can use?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Bonding and Training
    Sasha was purchased with a male as 7 week old babies a year & 3 months ago from a Florida breeder who sent them via Delta airlines as potential breeding mates. They were supposedly hand fed but were definitely not hand tame. We kept them together and they were frightened of our hands any time we...
  14. Bonding and Training
    Hello! Murphy has been in his harness a handful of times, but I cannot get him to stop biting the clasps and rings that hold it together on his chest. He's not crazy about millet, so that's not really a training option. I tried tying some strings to the clasps so he has something else to chew...
  15. Bonding and Training
    Hi all, This is my first time on a forum so I am hoping you can all guide me well :) 2 weeks ago I bought my first pair of parrotlets, two boys. The birds have come from an aivary and are roughly a year old. My problem at the moment is that they flip out whenever I open their cage. I have begun...
  16. Bonding and Training
    Hello. I've had my baby parrotlet about a week and he started out ridiculously (and adorably) clingy, but has since grown to be OBSESSED with the window in my apartment, as well as the other birds outside. Murphy makes it his life mission to scurry across the furniture and find a way to perch...
  17. Bonding and Training
    Im getting a 3 month old parrotlet in 2 days and it will cost me $135 and i have no experience with this type of bird. I contacted the breeder on kijiji and he/she said the birds arent really tame yet. So what do i do? Should i tame it myself? If so, how? Please help!! I dont want a bird that...
  18. Bonding and Training
    I have a Parrotlet 9 weeks old, and I am wondering how I can train it, it steps up, and down, and doesn't bite when I tell it 'no biting', but now im struggling to get it to fly to me when I call her, she does it randomly in her own time, but I would like to train her :D
  19. Bonding and Training
    Hi everyone, Just a question about my new 6 week old parrotlet Pippin. I've only had him for about 4 days, and he is very sociable. He loves to be with my bf and I, but he only likes to be on our heads. If we have him on our finger, we will jump to our shoulders and climb up to our heads. If we...
  20. Bonding and Training
    Hi, I just got a new Parrotlet two days ago and I'm already confused on what to do. For one, I can't get him to eat anything other than seeds, I've tried veggies fruits bread brown rice anything and he just won't eat it. I also have been trying to train him and use treats for positive...
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