My two Parrotlets last year. They are brother and sister.
Mine were hand fed, but I wasn't able to pick them up for about two weeks after weaning, so they were wild and mean. I had scars and bruises were they had bitten me. After doing some research, I trimmed both of their wings so they couldn't fly away from me when I tried to catch them. I started giving them treats whenever I took them out and handled them. I wore a glove for a few days so they couldn't bite me, and whenever they would bite me I would firmly tell them "No!"
Speak softly and sweetly to them. I try and imitate their whistle/chirp and they'll talk back to me.
When trying to handle them, cup them in your hand, coo to them, let them know you aren't going to hurt them. They need to trust you.
Each bird will have a different personality. My female, Emmie, is very docile by nature and more affectionate. Charlie, the male, is much more skiddish and feisty.
Mine will perch on my finger outside the cage, climb up my hair, sit on my shoulder and give me kisses. So yes, you can tame them, but it takes work and patience.
Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
~ AspenEdited by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy - 3/4/16 at 8:03am