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.
I’m so sorry for the loss of Willow. How long did you have her? I’m curious, what was her adjustment phase like when you first found her? Scooter is such a great little guy, he gets moody at times but I’m learning this is normal behavior. I’m really trying to teach him to talk and I think he’s trying to say words but they’re not quite understandable yet. 😂I just had to reply to this as we also found our first parrotlet, Willow! My husband is a postman and was on a different round when she just flew up in front of him. He caught her easily and after no one came forward we adopted her. Sadly she passed this year but she changed our lives completely 💕
I am always amazed how much different parrotlets make to people's lives. I know that ours did. My wife says that Bo and Jules and now Rio filled a void in our family we did not even know we had. Amazing little creatures they are.Thank you 💕
She was found in August 2018 and passed in February of this year; we have no idea how old she was but she was definitely used to people.
Initially she was fearful of people but after only a little perseverance from my husband she was so tame! It didn’t take long really and she was so good with friends and family! Vets even commented about how good she was at being held. In the whole time we had her she only took against two people, everyone else she would land on unasked and she’d step up nicely for everyone too. She was a sweetheart and my husband maintains she’s the best thing he ever found. She was blue too 🥰
River is a very different personality but very cuddly with me and he just started talking, it’s the cutest thing.
Enjoy Scooter, who has the sweetest name by the way, he’s a lovely boy x