calling all Parrotlet keepers
Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:38 AM
I was wondering if any experienced Parrotlet owners out there are able to help me. I am a moderator on a bird lover's board called *. We have recently added a Parrot section to our board.
A new user has recently posted a auestion about Parrotlets. We are able to give general car advice, which he has already got, but he is looking to hear from people who have kept them. I don't think any mods or members that spring to mind have the first hand experience, and I was hoping that someone here who has would mind taking the time to come and reply to this person. I want all potential bird owners to have all the information they need, and if we are unable to help, I want to find someone who can.
Below is the direct link to the thread:
Edited by blueroseaviary. Sorry, advertising other boards is not allowed.
I appreciate your contribution.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 12:26 PM
I have parrotlets now and have had some in the past. They aren't much different than any other bird as far as the taming process and raising process goes IME. They seem to be a bit more aggressive than most little birds IME if not handfed by themselves and basically kept as a one bird pet.
I have heard from long time parrotlet breeders that they will kill their mates sometimes if you put another parrotlet or pair near them, within calling range or in their sight. Unfortunately that proved out to me to be true and more than once. I am not a great fan of theirs but they can be sweet if one does it right IMO.
Jill breeds them I believe and she will give ya some better info., good luck to your friend.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 03:29 PM
You are more than welcome to refer your user here www.birdboard.com. As I am already a member of several boards and lists I cannot add another to my plate at this time.
Also, you could direct your friend to the International Parrotlet Society, www.internationalparrotletsociety.org for more information.
I didn't know you had any parrotlets Joel. You are right about keeping pairs visually seperated. But, when breeding they should be within calling range. Sometimes single pairs have difficulty breeding without the sounds and stimulation of other parrotlets. One website even sells a cd of parrotlet calls from their breeding room to help stimulate single pairs.
Have a wonderful day! Jill
Posted 18 May 2004 - 10:02 PM
The killing of mate comments I made in earlier post referred to 3 other pairs I had many years ago in which two mates were killed by their spouses. I got upset and therefore sold them to someone else, with that info. of course.....Recently I almost bought some yellows, blues and splits but didn't want to pay the amount that was being asked. Turned out ok though as I don't really need any more smaller type birds for now but I'm always tempted (sickness) whenever I see any birds anywhere in need of a decent home........Later Jill......
Btw, I myself did not know someone COULD NOT give the link to another board here. When I said what I did, I was just kidding as usual, you know me.......I personally think (not that anyone asked me) that it should be allowed as additional boards at our finger-tips makes for a better bird-keeper IMO and competiton keeps the board owners/operators on their toes a bit more always trying to stay one step ahead of the other guy/gal (MAYBE)...........JMHO
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