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RE: Weaning Baby Parrotlet

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Sat Oct 10 23:05:14 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

I would definitely guess that she is challenging you. As with many things it will just depend on her whether she will grow out of it. Many people try to group whole species of birds together and say this type acts like this, that type acts like that and so on but to every type there is an exception. With care and patience she should grow out of it. More than likely it will take a lot more nips and nos before she does though.

Bringing in acceptable chew things for her to "fight" with but also to distract her from the nips to you should help at least some but again it may take work.

And yes if she is still begging for feedings I would still give them to her. I wasn't sure if it was her wanting the feedings or if you were just feeding her to make sure she was getting plenty. Some people don't realize when their baby is trying to refuse to be handfed and is growing up and will keep forcing them to be handfed others try to wean too early so I am never sure without all the facts LOL!

Good luck. Be patient and yes a distraction from the nips may help. Once she starts to get a little more mature gets a little more sure of herself, her surroundings and you the nips will hopefully calm down more. Some parrotlets do tend to be more nippy even as an adult because they are a smaller bird and feel the need to prove or defend themselves against any perceived threat or intruder, but again this is a generalization which may not be in any way how your bird will act.


   

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