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Old 11-25-2017, 12:48 PM
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Exciting news! Today I brought my 9 week old green rumped parrotlet home and have decided to name her Dora. At the moment, she is in the top corner of her cage and she made a small sweet sound whilst I "sang" along to music. Sorry Dora. From now onwards, this is where I'll be posting our updates - a dedicated thread! <3

Whilst visiting the breeder this afternoon, they suggested purchasing a cosy tent/hanging some fleece blanket for her to nestle in and placing a towel over her cage, leaving the front uncovered. This confused me since, what I have researched has told me otherwise? My initial plan upon arriving home, was to give her some time to adjust to her new surroundings. However, the breeder recommended taking her out for kisses, scritches etc... conflicting me further LOL! Currently her diet is pulse, egg stuff(), seeds, pellets and fresh fruit/vegetables. I'm not sure what brand since it came in clear bags. I'm waiting for the TOPS pellets I ordered to arrive.

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Old 11-25-2017, 02:28 PM
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Re: Dora... the Explorer?

Doraaaaaaa! Welcome home!

You will be posting pictures soon, right?


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Old 11-25-2017, 02:30 PM
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Re: Dora... the Explorer?

Oh and no to the cozy hut. You are correct.

As for taking her out, she’s very young and if she’s tame it’s probably all right for her to come out today. I waited 24 hours with Bumble but maybe didn’t need to. She was used to being handled and loved so she was fine.


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Re: Dora... the Explorer?

I'll share some photo's tomorrow! She seems content, chirping away and exploring her cage. She's even been eating her food. Following me around the room(from within her cage). Two days worth of pulses are soaking in the kitchen. I hope I remembered their instructions correctly lol! They mentioned a sieve? My memory perhaps? I'll steer clear of the cosy hut! I'll try handling her tomorrow - I did briefly when putting her in the cage. I don't want to frighten her, I imagine it has been a stressful day for her.
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I hope she brings you even half the joy I get from Bumble!


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https://imgur.com/a/2DUYM
Yesterday evening, Dora was super chirpy flying around her cage and eating food. I'm a little concerned because I haven't seen her at the water bowl yet. I've included a couple of photo's taken this morning below. I apologise about the quality... I don't have a steady hand and I didn't want to scare her with the phone She seems to have taken to the perch at the front of her cage whereas last night she was on the toy at the back.

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Re: Dora... the Explorer?

Congratulations on the latest member of your household! Looks like she's settling in rather nicely.

I concur about the cozy hut and any such tent-like additions. Some birds never have an issue, but some develop aggressive behaviors and others yet have been injured, crippled, or even killed by the fraying fibers as they bite into them. I don't see them being worth the risk, and your bird won't miss what she's never had.

Looking forward to hearing how your first full out interaction with her goes.
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Another photo

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Another photo!

Here's another photo of Dora enjoying her food! I've added grapes, strawberries and a tiny amount of satsuma. When changing her food this morning, a lot of the fruit appeared untouched. She loves her pulses and millet. I've been chatting to her throughout the day and had the usual music playing(something I've always done). I'm still grateful for any advice/input from all of you and glad to have found this community. Compared to yesterday evening, she seems to have regressed? She hasn't been as vocal or active.
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Awwww she’s darling! I have a picture of Bumble sitting in the food dish the day she arrived too


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Re: Dora... the Explorer?

Quote: Originally Posted by Anansi View Post
Congratulations on the latest member of your household! Looks like she's settling in rather nicely.

I concur about the cozy hut and any such tent-like additions. Some birds never have an issue, but some develop aggressive behaviors and others yet have been injured, crippled, or even killed by the fraying fibers as they bite into them. I don't see them being worth the risk, and your bird won't miss what she's never had.

Looking forward to hearing how your first full out interaction with her goes.
Thank you!! I think she is... although, I do have an excitable toddler lol. We did pretend with a toy budgie we had beforehand, which was fun. It is taking some time but that is expected. Also, she was separated from her two sisters Today some more items arrived for her, good riddance dowel perches!(I'm thinking of keeping one for training). I've been contemplating decreasing the amount of seeds in her daily dish and using them as a treat. She lovessss millet.
The morning after she flew to meet me when I opened her cage door but unfortunately I spooked her by trying to get her to step up. My mistake! Since then, I've been coming to the cage door intermittently, with a treat in hand. She is still chirpy. I've been babbling away to her too.


@Inger I saw it - I adore her thread and have subscribed. The bowl devours THEM LOL.
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