Bumble-ing Along

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Bumble - Pacific (or Celestial) Parrotlet hatched 02/19/17
Bumble made it home safely and is currently sitting in her (temporary) food dish crunching stuff up ❤️❤️

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Aaaawww!


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*Sniff sniff*, what's that, dragon wood? Wow, and you even found a thin, natural perch further below. Oh! Have you heard of Coco's Flock? It's a blog run by this woman who knows about all the different parrot boutiques.

Man, Bumble's beak looks really good. It's so shiny! It's nice and short, too. Noah's is like a freaking icepick. I really need to file it again...

Good to see she's settled in so quickly. Then again, parrotlets are ravenous little creatures ;)
 

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*Sniff sniff*, what's that, dragon wood? Wow, and you even found a thin, natural perch further below. Oh! Have you heard of Coco's Flock? It's a blog run by this woman who knows about all the different parrot boutiques.

Man, Bumble's beak looks really good. It's so shiny! It's nice and short, too. Noah's is like a freaking icepick. I really need to file it again...

Good to see she's settled in so quickly. Then again, parrotlets are ravenous little creatures ;)



Yes, dragon wood and I don't know what the other one is - I grabbed it at Walmart because these dragon wood perches look huge. So we'll see what she likes.

She's only 7 weeks old, so that's probably why her beak is so pretty [emoji4]

She's let both my friend and I feed her a little millet and she also took a cheerio from me through the cage. She's nicely tame but I'm following all the suggestions about leaving her in her cage for a day to let her settle in. Currently she's QUITE settled in to her food dish [emoji23][emoji23]

And she JUST started chirping. It's so sweet!


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Bumble came out of her cage for a minute this morning. She let me give her maybe 20 seconds worth of skritches and then she bit me, so I put her back in her cage. She sat with her back to me chirping up a storm after that - I think she was chewing me out for taking her out too soon!

She runs up to the edges of the cage when I come over to see what I'm going to feed her, and I was able to lure her from one side of the cage to the other with some millet. I'm worried that I haven't seen her drink any water, so I wanted her to get to that side of the cage and see the water dish.

She seems to like cucumber, uncooked oatmeal, and green peppers and she really likes to play with carrots!

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thats why Salty gets fruit and veggies on his boing, that has a feeding bowl, instead his cage. Too hard to clean up, in the cage.
 
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Oh look who stepped up and decided to come out!

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What a little cutie pie! I love Parrotlets but I'm so scared of their tiny stature, so I don't think I could ever have one.

Please keep sharing your updates and photos :) We'll all look forward to seeing more of little Bumble!
 
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She is a beautiful little girl! I would place the water dish and food dish right next to each other.



Thanks - I will do that. While she was out with me, I put her in a perch that has dishes attached. I filled one with water and she fell into it and just hopped back out - no drinking.


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The dogs came over tonight. I have been worried about how they would react to her. They love to bark at squirrels and wild birds and humans and wind gusts, so I was certain there would be some barking and that they would try to terrorize her.

Nope. They didn't even look at her. I've been telling them about her for a while. Maybe that worked. But I'm glad her presence in the household seems to be a non-issue for them.


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The dogs came over tonight. I have been worried about how they would react to her. They love to bark at squirrels and wild birds and humans and wind gusts, so I was certain there would be some barking and that they would try to terrorize her.

Nope. They didn't even look at her. I've been telling them about her for a while. Maybe that worked. But I'm glad her presence in the household seems to be a non-issue for them.


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I have seen this in my pets.

Predators and parrots in the same home is a hot topic and I'm not advocating for it, just commenting on interesting behavior.

My dog chases cats and birds outside, but inside he loves my cat and birds. He is protective of them and he gets upset with me when the baby birds cry. He thinks it's my fault and I'm being mean to them.

My cat knows not to even LOOK at the birds! I actually have a picture of him laying on the automan surrounded by 10 cockatiels, staring out the window at the pigeon outside. When I was a kid I had a cat who would lay on top of the budgie cage completely ignoring them, and stare out the window at the sparrows.


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The dogs came over tonight. I have been worried about how they would react to her. They love to bark at squirrels and wild birds and humans and wind gusts, so I was certain there would be some barking and that they would try to terrorize her.

Nope. They didn't even look at her. I've been telling them about her for a while. Maybe that worked. But I'm glad her presence in the household seems to be a non-issue for them.


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I have seen this in my pets.

Predators and parrots in the same home is a hot topic and I'm not advocating for it, just commenting on interesting behavior.

My dog chases cats and birds outside, but inside he loves my cat and birds. He is protective of them and he gets upset with me when the baby birds cry. He thinks it's my fault and I'm being mean to them.

My cat knows not to even LOOK at the birds! I actually have a picture of him laying on the automan surrounded by 10 cockatiels, staring out the window at the pigeon outside. When I was a kid I had a cat who would lay on top of the budgie cage completely ignoring them, and stare out the window at the sparrows.


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Ha! Crazy cat! I have every intention of keeping the dogs and the bird separated by at least the cage under supervision, and more than that when they're both in the house and I'm not. I only have "the boys" on weekends so most of the time we should all be together. It is very interesting, though, how animals often seem to know who "belongs."


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Yes, and it really helps that both grew up in a home with birds as big as they were, or at least big enough to be scary! Well when they were little anyway; Ranger is 60lbs and Whiskey is 13lbs so none of the birds are the biggest anymore.

It also really depends on personality. Over my life I have lived with 5 dogs. Ranger is the ONLY one who has been allowed to interact with them. The others would never have been safe no matter the training!


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Bumble likes her new vet! She gets played with and then gets treats!
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Adorable!! My cat ignores my birds but eagerly watches the birds outside lol
 
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Glad the vet visit went well. My little goofs always dart out of the vet's hand and have to be chased around the exam room for a few minutes before being recaptured.

Just a note concerning her colour mutation: there's some controversy surrounding whether or not it's safe to give colour mutation parrotlets pellets. A number of breeders, etc., say that it can cause renal failure, while others say it's just a coincidence, and that necropsies are never done on these birds to confirm whether or not it was the pellets that fried their kidneys. From what I've read, it's either due to the amount of protein in pellets, or due to them not drinking enough water when eating pellets (pellets have less than 10% moisture, and parrotlets are from dry climates, meaning they don't drink as much as "tropical" parrots, such as eclectus and macaws, would).

The biology of colour-, feather-, and/or size-mutation parrots is different from that of their "wild-type" cousins. For example, albinos, lutinos, and other pale individuals (of any species, whether they're porcupines, vipers, humans, canines, or birds) are not healthy animals. Yes, their colour mutation is often a result of inbreeding, given albinism is recessive, meaning both parents have to be carriers of this rare gene. However, the lack or lesser amount of melanin in their skin and feathers/hair causes physiological and neurological abnormalities. Their organs are often underdeveloped or non-functional; their joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones are deformed or weak; they have weak immune systems; and tend to suffer from neurological issues, such as psychosis, epilepsy, strokes, etc. Scarlet, my albino budgie, died at age 3 after suffering multiple strokes. Maria, only 3 or 4 at the times, died from sudden organ failure. Simon, the young yellow male budgie I adopted this fall, died suddenly after living with me for only 6 weeks (there was no apparent cause, as he'd been cheerful and alert when I got them ready for sleep the previous night). And my sweet Rumi; she suffered a severe neurological event a few months, leaving her completely flightless, extremely weak, and barely able to stand or move. She's been getting a lot stronger, but yesterday, she had another neurological episode, leaving her disoriented and confused (but it hasn't affected her strength). She's still alive and a lot more alert and active, but she's still a bit off.

A lack of melanin negatively affects the brain (I forget why). However, just having pale skin/feathers/hair doesn't mean said individual is going to be unhealthy. For example, Caucasians are very pale compared to black people, Latinos, Hispanics, however, Caucasians are still able to tan due to melanin in their skin, and are therefore not affected neurologically. The same goes for polar bears who, although they have white/clear fur, have black skin and dark eyes. Individuals who are pale, have pale hair/fur/feathers, pink or light-coloured noses, and/or blue eyes ARE affected. Most of us probably knew a kid growing up who had pale skin, pale eyes, and had extremely light hair. Odds are, this kid was tiny, wasn't particularly good at academics or sports, burnt when exposed to the sun, suffered from asthma or allergies, and was often sick.

Sorry, got off topic. Anyways, just be aware that colour mutation birds (and mammals, reptiles, amphibians, etc.) may be different physiologically and/or neurologically from the "typical" member of their species.
 

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What an enchanting, beautiful, heavenly creature.
I'm mesmerized.
I'm so glad you're getting all this expertise here...

Thank you for sharing your darling.
 
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What an enchanting, beautiful, heavenly creature.
I'm mesmerized.
I'm so glad you're getting all this expertise here...

Thank you for sharing your darling.



Thank you! She is very charming. I was less enchanted , though, when I brought her home after the vet, she was feeling a little crazy, I was running late for my next appointment, and trying to get her back in the cage resulted in a hard bite. My fault and I know what went wrong, but the biggest question I have now is ..... how do I get her to let go? Ouch!!


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