Bonded pair of parrotlets - no longer for sale

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  1. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    girl is trying to sit on eggs.
     
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    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    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!
     
  4. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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..... [​IMG]

    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).
     
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    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    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!!
     
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Here is the link.
    http://www.birdboard.com/forum/parrotlet/

    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 [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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).

    Thanks!
     
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    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    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!
     
  10. RioLindoAz

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    Can you ship?
     

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