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I'm sitting here whilst my parrotlet looks into a bowl where we've removed 2 red coloured lollies on sticks. When she sees them her tail feathers come out, feathers fluff up and see makes rapid noise. She lifts them up and drops them. She did a similar thing with orange J2O bottles. Is this stress and bad for heror is it healthy to get her to experience new things and overcome them. She can now sit on top of a J2O bottle feeling like she's conquered it. She now seems quite sad that the 馃嵀 aren't in the bowl. I only want to do what's good for her.
 

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Could you clarify some things so others may advise?
These J20 bottles are empty juice containers, correct?
What kind of lollies are they? Unwrapped, sugar free, etc.
I would not give any sweets, artificially sweetened or natural to my parrotlet. Health issues could arise.
If these are just toys then it's great for your bird to have interaction but introduce slowly so the bird has a chance to get used to them.
Many birds play aggressively with bottle caps, tissues and small boxes. Sometimes playfulness and stress can look similar.
Harry looks the same when attacking a stranger as she does taking a bird bath, with the only difference being an open beak pointed at the stranger.
 

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Could you clarify some things so others may advise?
These J20 bottles are empty juice containers, correct?
What kind of lollies are they? Unwrapped, sugar free, etc.
I would not give any sweets, artificially sweetened or natural to my parrotlet. Health issues could arise.
If these are just toys then it's great for your bird to have interaction but introduce slowly so the bird has a chance to get used to them.
Many birds play aggressively with bottle caps, tissues and small boxes. Sometimes playfulness and stress can look similar.
Harry looks the same when attacking a stranger as she does taking a bird bath, with the only difference being an open beak pointed at the stranger.
Thanks Harry th parrotlet, she does eat them or drink them it is the colour wrappings she is objecting to. She knoaccks on the bottle label or grabs the plastic wrapping end and tries to throw them. If she's playing I could get rid of the lolly replace it with a paper call and wrap it back up. It's different to a bath as she rapid fire tweets
 

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Thanks Harry th parrotlet, she does eat them or drink them it is the colour wrappings she is objecting to. She knoaccks on the bottle label or grabs the plastic wrapping end and tries to throw them. If she's playing I could get rid of the lolly replace it with a paper call and wrap it back up. It's different to a bath as she rapid fire tweets
We wouldn't normally feed her seed and I'm laughing but now wonder if it is stress.https://youtu.be/y5JDcPQOhLE
Normally the bottles are in a 6 pack in a cardboard . She flies to it does this squeaking and spreads out her tail.
 

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The fluffed-up, rapid chirps is a parrotlet thing for their obsessions. Tumi does it for crinkling plastic, tissues, and rattling pill bottles. He also LOVES plastic soda containers and chewing on the label. The sound is a weird level of joy/obsession, but it also tends to be very aggressive. Parrotlets are weird! Many parrotlets do it for running water as well.
 
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