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Old 06-15-2017, 05:57 PM   #1
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I am picking up our new babies tomorrow and am getting a bit obsessed about food. I know what to feed them. Not sure at what times of the day. Any ideas for a newbie
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:06 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum!
Tell us more about the "babies." I assume that means more than one parrotlet. Hopefully your research has taught you that parrotlets aren't flock birds, and that the number of cages should equal the number of parrotlets (or exceed - Tumi is the proud owner of three cages ).
Be patient with them. Remember that you are a GIANT and they will need time to discover whether you eat parrotlets or not. They are also very color sensitive, so don't be surprised if they freak out at things without warning. It's normal. Parrots are not domestic animals, they are wild animals that we invite into our homes. We have to think like THEY do at all times, and understand that they won't develop the submissive relationship that you ask of a dog. They do what they do because it is what they are supposed to do, and they will not do what you want. The trick is figuring out how to make this work and come to a happy life together as one flock.
As far as food, to start give them whatever their breeder fed them. Also offer millet, which is an easy comfort food. Birds should have food available at ALL TIMES - they have very fast metabolisms, and Tumi often has a midnight snack, particularly when he was younger. Stick to high quality foods for cockatiel/conure sized birds - they have the needs of a big parrot to match their BIG bird attitude. Nutriberries are also something that many parrotlets enjoy. Hopefully one of our UK members can point you to some good sources, as I only know the US sources of food online. Most of us buy our food and supplies online.
Make sure you have read up on the million things that you need to worry about in the environment, from the cleaners and "air fresheners" that you can no longer use to non-stick pans. The list is long and not well known, so make sure you do your research on keeping them safe. Parrots have very sensitive lungs especially, so the air in the environment is very important.
Once you have them, take them to your avian vet for a "new bird" checkup. I cannot recommend this highly enough! Your avian vet will be your most valuable resource, and developing that relationship from day one is essential. It ended up saving Tumi's life when he got sick.
Oh, and make sure they get their 12 hours of sleep each night. This can mean really early bedtimes, so be aware. Tumi is in bed already even though it is only 7pm where I am, and has been for 30 minutes, because we have been getting up at 6:30am. When we get up at 5:30am, his bedtime becomes 5:30pm so he gets the sleep he needs to be healthy. They do need their beauty sleep!
Nothing about parrotlets is self-explanatory, so don't hesitate to ask even the "stupid" questions. Parrotlets in particular are crazy, even in the parrot world, and so it is often only through our comparison of their behavior that we can even figure out what is going on. Even years of bird experience doesn't make a person completely prepared for a parrotlet, and I assume from your question that these will be your first birds.
And the most important thing you need to do is POST PICTURES ON THE FORUM!
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congratulations on your new babies. Great advice from Ruby----she covered essential information.
Keep the babies warm!! Cover the cage at night. In the winter I keep an extra blanket over his cage. Pictures please!
Best to you.
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Welcome!

Dana (Ruby) pretty much covered everything, so I'll just wish you the best of luck with your new babies.
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Hello. Welcome.
Are the babies eating millet? Send pictures and describe the babies. WE can help. Also, read the forums to the left of your monitor. They will help.

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Thank you for all the good advice.
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Thank you for all the good advice.
How is it going?! How are the babies?
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