I have many names to choose from. When I named Oscar, that was the first name the "glowed" in my mind, but I thought of many other names, but in the end, Oscar was the choice.
I think that's what's going to happen with Maya.
Okay, it is official. I just went and picked up a 10 week old female. She is not that tame. The breeder said she hasn't spent much time with them.
But she seems like she will be easy to tame, and make friendly. Just TLC, and lots of handling.
She is a doll! Chipper was a wild child, seven month old girl when I got her. Just let her get accustomed to her new home and talk and sing to her. I handled Chipper carefully and fed her safflowers. Before too long, we were best friends. We are SO close now. She sits on me and stares at me all the time. She loves when I sing to her.
We shall see how this turns out!
Here is my game plan to get her and Oscar become "buddies" and share a cage. let me know what you think about it:
1*For one to two weeks, keep her in a separate room to prevent any possible sickness from spreading to my other birds.
2*Then, put her in a cage next to Oscar's.
3*Let them play daily, and watch closely.--for weeks, to months.
4*When they are accustomed, and play nice, put them together.
5*If there are any major fights, separate them and start back at step 2
6*Small fights will be discouraged, but not grounds for separation.
5 - do expect spats, parrotlets are hot tempered and short tempered! They will be sweet and lovey, then one will do something the other doesn't like /want and the yelling will begin. It is rather funny really. But if the cage is large enough it is fine. They def. need personal space
6 - I don't do anything to discourage little fights. They will more likely learn that a little spat will get your attention and there for do it more. Let them work it out.
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