I have so many questions!! I don’t know how old he is as we found him in the middle of the street in front of our house… literally sitting in the street. We posted his picture on Next Door and at local exotic bird shops nearby. No one ever claimed him. He’s tame so I know he was a pet. The bird store indicated that people have been letting birds go because they can afford them, are forced to move, or simply don’t want them anymore. All of which are awful if true. At this point we’ve become so attached to him and his quirky little personality. I am finding he is very picky with food. He seems to only like seed and millet. I made some chop and sprinkled millet on top and he shows little interest. I want to make sure he’s offered a wide variety of healthy foods so he isn’t vitamin/mineral deficient. He’s out of his cage most of the day and I take a smaller cage outside daily so he can get sunlight (which he loves!) in Long Beach where we live we have wild parrots and when they fly over and squawk he goes crazy chirping and squawking.Welcome to the site and congrats on being owned by a tiny tyrant parrotlet. Your adventures are just beginning. If there is anything we can help with just ask. Mean while we love pics of you and your bird.
Welcome to the forum! Scooter is a great name! He is one lucky bird! What kind/brand of seed mix do you have? Since Scooter is a small hook bill, he can eat cockatiel mixes that are low in sunflower seeds. It will be hit and miss with his food until you find out what he likes. Keep a millet spray in his cage at all times. If you have other pets, please keep him away from them, especially cats and dogs! Please!
Post a close up of him from a side view. I would like to see this.
Maybe you could post his picture on telephone poles and bulletin boards around your neighborhood.