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parrotlets

  1. S

    Urgent Egg bound or tumor???

    Hi everyone! My 9 year old female parrotlet has inflated abdomen. I noticed it earlier today when I head a “thump” and went over to her cage to check on her. When I picked her up her abdomen was soft, but swollen. She’s been egg bound before when she was around 4 or 5 and I used humidity...
  2. parry_blue

    Scared bird

    I have recently gotten a new parrotlet (blue). I had him for around 3 days now. I have another parrot (green) which i had for around 3 years. The problem is that I tried to take them both out of their cages. They are both very friendly and nothing went wrong. Until my new bird (blue) tried to go...
  3. shino2020

    Bird not eating a lot of veggies and fruits

    Hello, My bird is 1-year-old parrotlet and I found that he likes pellets and other dried fruits from the food I buy from the store. When I serve him fresh fruits and other veggies he doesn't even touch them. How can I encourage him to eat it? The only times he actually does when I pretend to...
  4. medibirds

    Can parrotlets live in the same area as a budgie

    *keep in mind i said same area instead of same cage* So i have been considering these little birds for quite some time, and even though they are l o u d, i would still consider it as a bird to add to my flock, but the question is that do these little guys get along with budgies? im a little...
  5. A

    Parrotlet breeders in TN?

    I’ve been interested in getting a parrotlet for about a year now. I’m at the point where I can keep one. Any breeder suggestions?
  6. SamanthaAV

    Urgent What is going on with my babies?

    I originally posted this is the breeder section but realized I should post it here... So I am familiar with hand raising parrots, I have handfed many birds but this is only my second clutch of Parrotlets without a mentor. I was anticipating to remove them from the nestbox at about 2 weeks of...
  7. SamanthaAV

    Possible Aspiration Pneumonia?

    So I am familiar with hand raising parrots, I have handfed many birds but this is only my second clutch of Parrotlets without a mentor. I was anticipating to remove them from the nestbox at about 2 weeks of age as I have always done in the past but my baby, their mother past away suddenly, god...
  8. Hea7her

    New member from SoCal

    Hi, I am a new member from Southern California. I love your forum and have visited from time to time over the years. I figured it was time I sign up. :) I have two lovebirds, a female peach faces and a male mix between a peach faced and I think an eye ring. They are about 2 years old and live...
  9. Tabracadabra

    Question about gluten-free flour

    I don’t keep wheat flour in the house; my wife has to stay gluten-free for medical reasons. Is it okay to use a gluten free flour blend to make birdie bread? The only ingredient I’m side-eying is the xanthan gum, and nothing came up when I did a search in the forum. If it’s an iffy idea...
  10. S

    Name ideas pliz?

    Tl;dr version : Name suggestions for either a caique or a parrotlet please <3 Hi guys! I will soon welcome a new member of the family and Im super excited!!! Its gonna be either a caique or a parrotlet. I've read loads about both of them, so Im prepared to welcome them with the best possible...
  11. RyleeRae

    Green cheek, parrotlet, or ringneck?

    i am looking for a little friend. I have the opportunity to buy either a parrotlet, green cheek, or a ringneck I think either of these could fit my lifestyle now. I go to school, and come home do homework, chores, and tv etc. so I have time. I need a bird that is relatively quiet and won’t...
  12. Flyover

    Parrotlets in Bird Room - Hazard to Other Birds?

    I have had a pair of parrotlets in quarantine for nearly a month, and was planning to transition them into a new cage in my bird room sometime in the next few weeks. However, I have been reading about more aggressive hookbills doing serious damage to or killing other birds FROM WITHIN THEIR OWN...
  13. D

    Parrotlets: male vs female for noise

    Hi all - after recently looking after a rescue lovebird for a week, and missing him very much now he's gone, I am thinking of getting a parrotlet. The reason I say parrotlet rather than lovebird is for the noise factor. I live in an apartment and noise would be an issue. From the research I've...
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