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...for the most part! Haha! Pugsley Skyflyer! I love that! I just got the funniest image in my head of little Jedi parrotlets holding lightsabers swinging them around. Use the force, Pugsley! May the millet be with you, Kiwi! 馃槀
 

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LOL! I think for the future of humanity parrotlets should NOT be armed with lightsabers...I would not survive if Tumi could use the force AND a lightsaber! I'm pretty sure they can all use the force, though. :)
 

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LOL! I think for the future of humanity parrotlets should NOT be armed with lightsabers...I would not survive if Tumi could use the force AND a lightsaber! I'm pretty sure they can all use the force, though. :)
Lightsabers? Beaks are dangerous enough. Speaking of which, I am not sure what is up but my Rio's beak is wicked sharp. Much sharper than Bo or Jules was.
 
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He is so precious! Look at him - such a poser! It must be soon now that he comes home to you?
 
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Yes!!! We are hoping that Pugsley will be ready in a week! Yippee!!! He has been separated from the parents and has been eating well on his own for 6 days. A baby bird should be eating on his own for about 2 weeks before you bring him home. He has also been getting handled a little every day. The hand-taming is going well - He is not biting! He's being pretty mellow about the whole thing. So proud of my little birdie bird! lol I am a very happy woman right now! I feel like a kid again waiting for Christmas! It is a really good feeling! :)
 

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I have made arrangements to pick Pugsley up on Sunday! 馃槃 He went through his training with "flying" colors! He is eating very well on his own, so all is good. Just a couple of more days, and he is truly mine! 馃挌
 

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Ohhhhh myyyyy goodness!!! Soooo exciting! I just went back to look at his adorable wee baby photos and how handsome he looks now and i can鈥檛 help but think he just has a calm, happy face and he鈥檚 going to be one of those really good little birds (sorry for that long, run-on sentence 鈥 eeek). You know, the ones that sail through puberty and are just happy little birds no matter what as long as they鈥檙e with their person? It just looks like it in his eyes. But no matter what, he will definitely be a loved, well cared for little bird. Lucky him. 馃挄 I cannot wait until you get him!! So happy for you both.
 
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Well, Pugsley is home with me! He is the sweetest little thing! I simply adore him! So beautiful. You can't really see all the shades of green on him in the pics. His right foot is feeling a little sore from having the leg band removed. I have been giving him time to get used to his new home, and he has been sleeping for a couple of hours - I have some classical music playing softly for him - Mozart and Vivaldi. I will try to get him to eat and drink something soon. I forgot how little babies are! He is as light as a feather! ;) Just letting him take it easy for a few days - I will just be talking and singing to him for now. and letting him get used to his new home. I can't believe I have a little birdie to love again! 馃挌
 

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Congratulations!!! Yaaay!! That is such exciting news!! I am so happy for both of you! My heart is all warm and happy thinking of you two together. 馃挌鉂
 

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Yay Pugsley! Enjoy the baby days. The days are so short when they are beaky little babies exploring the world.
Thanks, Dana! 馃挌 Yeah, the fleeting "honeymoon" period, it doesn't last long enough, does it? I am going to enjoy EVERY second of it, believe you me! lol I do not even want to think of the evil 鈥淏鈥 word yet. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Congratulations!!! Yaaay!! That is such exciting news!! I am so happy for both of you! My heart is all warm and happy thinking of you two together. 馃挌鉂
Thanks, Jackie! 馃挌 Guess what? He was eating broccoli two days ago. Shut the front door!! 馃毆I almost started crying when I heard that! Well, not really, but I was very happy! 馃槂 Four months to get Cleopatra eating them. It would be a blooming miracle! Do I dare dream that impossible dream? lol I will see if I can get him eating some today. I am going to start him off with a simple chop. Broccoli, carrots, corn, and kale. The breeder was offering him corn, so he will recognize that and the broccoli as food. I figure that it is as good a start as any. Will gradually add more veggies as time goes on. 馃
 

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You guys are probably tired about hearing about Pugsley, but I have to tell you something. This morning I gave him the chop and he is eating it!! Now he is chomping away on a piece of broccoli! It is awesome! The parrotlet gods are smiling favorably upon me! lol 馃ウ馃馃尳
 

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You guys are probably tired about hearing about Pugsley, but I have to tell you something. This morning I gave him the chop and he is eating it!! Now he is chomping away on a piece of broccoli! It is awesome! The parrotlet gods are smiling favorably upon me! lol 馃ウ馃馃尳
We will never tire of Pugsley. Keep the pictures and stories coming.
It is amazing how different each one is.
Sounds like you guys are off to a good start.
 
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You guys are probably tired about hearing about Pugsley, but I have to tell you something. This morning I gave him the chop and he is eating it!! Now he is chomping away on a piece of broccoli! It is awesome! The parrotlet gods are smiling favorably upon me! lol 馃ウ馃馃尳
Totally agree with Ozzie! Not tired at all hearing about him and never will be! On the contrary, I want every detail! I am thrilled he is eating veggies - actually ENJOYING veggies - that is so awesome! It鈥檚 much easier when they learn young. He鈥檚 such a good boy already. 馃挌馃挌 It seriously warms my heart to think of you two together!
 
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Thank you, guys! You are wonderful. Pugsley is wonderful too! I love him to bits. Sweet as can be. Never bites. He loves to eat! Boy does this little guy eat! Lol Likes to whistle while I sing to him. And he is very good at chattering! I cannot believe all the different sounds that come out of him. He certainly can vocalize, so perhaps I will have a talker. Any way, he is a joy! Of course, I have been spending a lot of time with him 鈥 mostly talking and singing to him. I think he was missing his brother and the rest of the flock and wanting a lot of companionship. Going from a room of chirping birds to quiet place has been a big adjustment for him. The first day, I would just go to the other side of the room, and he would start calling for me. My little baby birdie was feeling lonely. So, I have been with him a lot. Slowly getting him used to me leaving him for small amounts of time. The breeder gave me some of the seed mix he was feeding him to help transition him over to new food. So, I have gradually been adding hemp, chia and crushed up nutriberries to the mixture. Also, the TOPs mini pellets. He is trying them all. I have lucked out in that department. His little foot is getting better, he is walking around more, scratching his head, and stretching with it, but it is still tender. I鈥檓 still trying to keep him grounded in a smaller cage right now. But he wants to fly. Bless his little heart. After he eats, he gets a burst of energy and tries to fly in his cage. Of course, with a sore foot, that is not the best thing. I鈥檓 not having much luck stopping him. Any suggestions? I have tried covering the cage, it doesn鈥檛 work. He is determined! And I can tell that he has an adventurous streak! (Oh, oh!) Typical parrotlet, when they get an idea about something, they are so stubborn about it. He is so funny; I know when he is going to start flying. He fills up his gas tank (food), stretches his neck, gives a little whistle, looks up and away he goes. One of the doors on the cage he is in now, has a huge door which is about 戮鈥檚 of the size of the front of the cage. (Makes it so easy to clean, all cages should have them). A few times, when I have opened that door to remove/give food, water or take a picture, he has made a great escape and flown out! I do not blame him one bit. Not much fun in the cage he is in now. I had to clear almost everything out of it, because he was crash landing into perches, bowls, etc. I do have the bottom of the cage lined with towels for a softer landing. I guess you can鈥檛 keep a good bird down for long! Lol So, that is about it for now. He is not trusting of me yet but getting better. That is okay. All good things come to those who wait. Thanks for taking such an interest in Pugsley. It means a lot! 馃挌 Check out Mr. Pugsley...
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