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Update; Fixing the Beginners' Mistakes

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #11
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Congratulations! And your little birdie is soo adorable! Thanks for the pic! I'm so glad things are moving in the right direction. And I'm very thankful you posted. So many people face the same challenges when they first get their parrotlet. The hardest thing about owning a parrotlet is not the grumpy mood shifts from time to time, not the HUGE messes they make, not the constant worry because they are so fragil, or any of the other things that go along with these guys. The hardest part HANDS DOWN is learning patience. These little birds are soo stinking cute. These big silly personalities in a teeny-tiny body is just precious. Our natural instinct is to swoop in and love em' up, but as birds of prey that's the worst thing we can do.

I hope other owners can read this post and realize that the best way you can show love to your new bird is to do exactly what you've done! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:33 AM   #12
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This thread is so good and full of information, I made it a sticky thread.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:14 PM   #13
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How do you keep them from biting you. My female flies to me and then bites me it hurts!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:41 PM   #14
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Wow I'm so happy I never had to go through that. My friend got the bird I have when it was 2 months old. So he was already really well trained when I got him. I'm glad you are having a bit of progress though.
I understand why you appreciate the fact that you were able to enjoy your p'let from the beginning, but I don't think you can appreciate the sense of accomplishment I've felt from taming my parrotlets. It's been especially rewarding since I was taming two living and bonded together. They still don't like my hands that much, but they are tame in every other way - flying to me, sitting on my shoulder, stepping up on my arm, etc.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #15
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Thanks for posting this i just got my new p'let and well i dont exactly have a quite house till school starts....however there for a few days he wouldnt do anything but explore his cage and after about the first 2 days i sat his cage on the floor in front of me and my husband and i left the room with in minutes he had come out and was setting on my husbands shoulder...the previous night it was quite different he was in his cage and he had bit my husband and my self hard enough to break skin....needless to say today has been 5days since i got him and today was so productive....i did millet training with him every time i stuck my finger in his gace and he didnt bit me he would get a bite of millet with positive feed back...i didnt try my luck or tried to push him to do anything he didnt want to however today was so productive he came out of his cage 4 times today and every time i leave the room he gets loud...i talk to him several times a day....tonight was a lil different then usal only because he was not able to nestle in my hair and after comming out of his cage he wanted right back in and he tried to attack his cover for his cage he never did that after coming out of my hair...should i let him into my hair everynight is he bonding with me if i do that?
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #16
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He's beautiful, by the way. Great post
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #17
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These are the posts I learn from this is such a loving comm of the little guys. Think how huge we look. Your doing great keep up the good work.
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parolets are intellagent and even some drink tea and eat biscuits, but not mine well not yet
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This is encouraging and helpful advice, as I just brought home my first parrotlet last week. I'm so grateful for this forum already!
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My 3-month old girl is like that, too. Not trusting me for too long. I move slowly around her and talk softly, especially towards evening. Yesterday she gave me a "kiss" from her cage gently touching my upper lip. It was so sweet. She will be a great pet if I keep up with her, but we will be going out of town early November for one week. I will miss the training times, hopefully she will too.
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