I need to know what kine of bird mine is..

When I originally lost my beloved pet, Love Bird Tangie, I started searching for a replacement on the internet. Thangie was a yellow lutino with the red face. After helplessly trying to find one that looked like Tangie, I decided to get a pair of green parrotlets. I simply do not understand these poor things. They are loveable, playful but do not let me touch them; they will byte. They have by nature a little bit of black color on the tip of their peak. They are both females, in the beginning I thought one was a male because one of them would do the mate dance for the other, the one playing along with the one dancing starting laying eggs. So I thought there would soon be baby birds. But to my surprise the other one, the one that danced, starting also laying eggs. Now both are nesting. I do not know what to do with them because when I leave them out they are playful but can be messy; they spray fluid as urine.

They seem to like foods that I eat, like corn bread, chicken, rice and other foods. I do not know if this is good for them. I still cannot train them to stand on my finger like I used to do with a parakette I had and the Love Bird Tangie. So I need help in understand my pair of green peach faced parrotlets. I do not know exactly what they are so I have included a picture.

Any help from you will help. I need to make them a happy pair.

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Dec 30, 2010
by: Anonymous

These are definitely lovebirds who by nature are very nippy. They are not the best birds to hand tame and even those that have been hand raised can and will draw blood when they bite!

Please do a lot more research on what to feed these guys as they should not be eating a lot of what you have mentioned.

Sep 27, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Hi. Your birds are beautiful.
I think the reason you are having a hard time hand training your birds is because they have already bonded to each other. I have pair of canary wings that are hands off. Mine are sweet and social, but want no part of sitting on my hand, and I just respect that and enjoy them for who they are. You could try seperating them, but at this point I consider this cruel as they will be heartbroken to lose their best friend at this point.
And please, think long and hard about babies in the future. If the parents reject, are you willing to hand feed every few hours? And why breed a bird ( or try to) that you are not even sure how to care for? And then will you be willing to screen new homes to ensure a good fit? Its a huge responsibility.
Look at the information area to the Left on this page. You will find care and feeding tips.
Good luck.

Sep 27, 2010
I need to know what kine of bird mine is..
by: Linda

They look more like Lovebirds to me, but the picture does not have anything so we can see size scale, so hard to say.

You evidently have not done your homework on how to take care of birds, and this is something that you must get on with immediately. You need to learn how to feed birds, how to cage them properly, and where an Avian Vet is located so you can take them in for exams at least once a year and more often if they are sick. The watery stool indictats there may be bacterial infections here, and all new birds are usually sick, especially if they come from pet stores. So, find an Avian Vet in your driving area and have both checked out for infections.

As for breeding birds, you are no where close to ready for that, so learn about your birds and how to care for them before bringing helpless and hopeless babies into the world as they are your total responsibility.

Do not feed ANY people or table food to birds as these foods are poison for them. They contain too much fat, salt and sugar all toxic for birds. Feed them ONLY a high quality organic pelleted diet, and several can be found here. Make sure you get the correct size grind for your size birds. Here is a link on how to change birds over from the all seed diet which kills more birds per year than anything besides neglect of their medical needs. It is written by an Avian Vet, and make sure birds have been checked out by an Avian Vet before beginning the change.

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Once they are given a clean bill of health or given medicines to treat any illness found, then you can begin the change from seeds to pellets. You can also then start learning how to train your birds, and there are some training materials on this site, and the internet is full of training information. Get a good book or two about your birds and about birds in general so you know how to properly care for them. Do not blame the birds for your incompetance as you are supposed to know everything you need to know before ever getting birds. The bird you had that died may be a very sad illustration of how little you have learned and how little interest you have in your birds. I hope not, and it is never too late to get busy learning, so just do it for your bird's sakes. They are not toys and were not put on this earth just for your entertainment, and they cannot be thrown in trash like yesterday's leftover food.

Please take your commitment to your birds seriously as their precious lives depend on it.


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