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Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Chickfever, May 7, 2009.
girl is trying to sit on eggs.
No one wants these guys? Here's a link to a pic like them: http://www.proaviculture.com/parrotlets.htm
My guy looks just like the first one pictured and my gal looks just like him minus the blue streaks.
Wish I was closer. I have a lone female parrotlet that I adore. She has laid eggs (no male though) and she didn't need peace and quiet. My bird was bought secondhand from craigslist and she had never been handled so it took a lot for me to tame her but she is now super sweet and loving. I hope you find a home for your pair, thay are suce a treat to have!
Quote:Mine hasn't laid an egg. I think that's a problem with all the girls around here. My chickens aren't laying, my turkey isn't laying, my parrotlet isn't laying.....
How old was yours when she started laying? They are beautiful birds and not very loud at all (I've had a lovebird and parakeets and they are much quieter).
Mine is almost 2, I think but she started to lay right after I got her (mid-summer last year) she was a year old when I got her. I joined a parrotlet forum and got a ton of info about how they are, kind of like BYC. I bonded with her and she statred laying because she looked at me as a mate instead of her owner. Well I finally broke her of that and she has been a great bird since. Something I read is that they are loners and should only be in seperate cages until mating season and then seperated after mating. It might be worth a shot for you if you really want to bond with them on an individual basis and keep them as pets. I will find the link to the forum also if you want me to
Oh and they will talk, it's like a whisper and you have to listen carefully. If you search youtube for parrotlets talking, there are a lot of videos!!
Here is the link.
I don't want to try and talk you into keeping them if you really don't want to, it just sounds like you have reservations about it. I just want you to know that they can be everything you expect and more, sometimes it just takes a little more work with some
I'll check it out. I had to wait a month before I could go get them (because of bad weather and the distance) and I just couldn't wait. Then when I got them here, they were both terrified of anything that moved and wouldn't eat for a day or two. The only interaction they tolerate from me is peeking out from under their blanket when I uncover them in the morning. They chirp a little as if to ask if it's alright to chirp more. They are quite until I uncover them (which is a total change from the lovebird and parakeets I had).
It sounds like my girl, Pepper. She was terrified when she got here. But she had also been severly neglected her whole life. I wish you lots of luck on whatever you choose to do. If you decide to keep them, let me know if you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help if I can!
Oh, and Pepper chirps in the morning as well and she also like to chirp when she sees me and I haven't held her yet. But she is so quiet most of the time unlike my crazy Conure, Gabby!
Can you ship?