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Old 08-13-2019, 12:14 AM
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Re: New Young Parrotlet sleeping

Thank you all so very much for the kind words, it really means a lot to me. At this time I will be going to the bird store wednesday to talk with the owner and he will give me the details about his talk with the breeder. He has been using this breeder for over 20 years with no issues, so it was a big shocker to him as well. As for getting a necropsy, by the time I had called the owner of the pet store and the vet before hand and all, I had been told that while he would have loved for me to get one, he advised that with the expense of having one done it would have been on me. After calling my local vet they advised their aviary vet told them since my little boy had not been immediately put into the fridge (He was in the room for about two hours with me after dying) that he was more then likely not going to be worth it to do it to as they said the odds for false negatives or positives become greater if left in room temp for too long, and that it would have been a base cost of $250 and add up with sending samples to the lab. I opted that why I truly wish I could have, spending the $250 was a little steep for my wallet at this time sadly. I Dont want to sounds like Money is everything though of course, as it most definitely isnt. Sorry for my first forum post to end so negatively and sad at this point, but I will continue to update this thread as I learn more Tuesday, but more then likely Wednesday.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:48 AM
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Re: New Young Parrotlet sleeping

I am so sorry and sad for you,as a brand new "parront" you had to go thru this with such a young little birdie I agree with April (Kiwi) with her statement about the second photo,with the little one hanging his head down the way he was. Parrots don't sleep in that position! That would have been a red flag to me,but then again,you are so new to being a bird person and had no idea. I hope you and your breeder/pet shop can come to an agreement and hope you can feel better on getting a new birdie.



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Re: New Young Parrotlet sleeping

So we got our new baby on tuesday and he is doing fantastic, turns out the first baby was being picked on by another and had just been bashed too much by the time the owner could see (I could go into detail but find it unnecessary at this time). The new boy has now been with us for a full day and he is doing great, along with talking and seeming to be very interested in what we do during our day in the apartment. If anyone has any tips for new parrotlet owners or what not, anything would be much appreciated. Tomorrow I am planning to make a bird mash for him, along with possible aviary vet visit. I also decided to make a temporary house for him with a storage container that I cut the top out of and secured a normal bird cage top to. I will take a picture of it tomorrow, but plan to keep him in this for a few days just to make it a little easier since he is only 4months old. Planning to move him into his flight cage in a few weeks or maybe a month.

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Old 08-16-2019, 06:36 PM
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Re: New Young Parrotlet sleeping

The best tip I have to offer is to target/clicker train him. Parrotlets are wonderful little beasts. They are feisty and their tiny beaks can give you a good pinch. Keeping them occupied helps a lot - Bumble loves to perform her tricks for me (and anyone else) and if she's acting up and I pull out the play gym, where she does most of her training, she will hop right on and await instruction. There is a YouTube channel called FlockTalk and she's great.

Make sure your baby gets out of the cage and handled on a very regular basis. It's said that parrotlets will un-tame within a day or two of not being handled. I cannot verify this, because it's not worth it to me to find out. Bumble has been out every day since she came home. Sometimes it's only been for a few minutes, because life happens, but she gets out no matter what.

They are voracious eaters and if the breeder weaned him properly, he'll probably eat just about anything. If the breeder didn't, you'll have to work harder.

I can't wait to hear all about him and hopefully see some pictures!
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