Cute Overload :D
OK the potatoes need to be peeled, the corn needs to be shucked and the peas need head scritchies.
Kerry M. served up sweet and tender parrotlets from Parrot Talk, always a spring treat.
D’awww… Parrotlets are always so dang adoreable. And they make great pets. If my big boi wouldn’t be offended at the mere suggestion of sharing me, I’d take all five.
Are they all friendly and pet-able like that, or do you have to get them used to it in babyhood? Just asking, for some day… :)
If you get them from a breeder they will be tamed already. The thing with parrots is that they choose you, not the other way around. You have to give them respect and allow them some space and they will come to you eventually. They are so sociable that they love to be petted but always on their own therms.
so they’re cats.
Ok, since that is *exactly* how I deal with my semi-feral and skittish cats, I will be totally ready – about elebenty-ten years from now, when I’m down to a “normal” number of cats, so that it would be fair to have a birdy in the house. Thanks Diana!
Shur sounds like cats’ behavior, to ME !!!!
If you want a bird with a personality more like a dog, find a hand-raised budgerigar and raise it in an environment with lots of people.
I used to have one raised like this, and he harrassed new people and made contact calls at any sound coming from the direction of the front door.
he sounds like an appliance salesperson.
There are tons of parrot rescues across the country. The myth that parrots only ‘bond’ when they’re young is completely ridiculous. My husband is 26 and our 22 year old rescue Eclectus sticks to him like glue, sings to him, cleans him etc. With thousands of parrots in rescues, GOOD birds usually abandoned for no reason other than ‘after 5 years I got tired of it’, it’s the better way to go. They’re established and sure of themselves, you know their fears and quirks. It’s not a big surprise like a baby bird is. You have a history from day one. I worked at / adopted my eclectus from http://www.featheredfriendsforever.org/
They’re the largest in the nation. Anyhow, just my $0.02 after 6 years of owning parrots =)
you deserve some kind of treat!
Just adding, for folks in PA/MD area, http://www.featheredsanctuaryrescue.org/ is a local bird rescue. :) I had a rescued Eclectus as well! I miss my little boy so much after he passed away. I wish my husband would let me get another, but he’s not used to birds. One day!
Most well-socialized parrotlets I have known have enjoyed gentle head skritches. When that “some day” arrives, see if you can find a reputable breeder in your area and get advice from them about the right time to buy. I have had great pet-able success with hand-reared young birds who were very socialized to humans from the time they were hatched, and I’ve had some frustrating exercises in patience when it comes to trying to train birds that were raised by their parent-birds. It’s a delicate issue with different schools of thought. And not every breed likes to be skritched and petted. My eclectus would prefer I not ruffle his feathers. He’s happy to hang out with me but if I move in for a skritch, I get a withering “MUST YOU???” look or a growl. A good breeder should listen to what you want and recommend a breed that suits your lifestyle!!!
Or – adopt from a bird rescue! http://www.avianwelfare.org/links/organizations.htm
What an adorable pod cast.
* golf clap *
Sure, they’re adorable, until the pooping starts.
but they only make leetle teeeensy poops!
I wasn’t exactly expecting “Jumbo sized ones ” !!!
That can be said about any bebehs, can’t it? I mean, everyone poops eventually, right?
Eyelash mites are all-but-microscopic parasites that live in the hair follicles of your eyelashes–and I do mean *your*, as they’re not just on people with poor hygiene. Before you freak out, they’re harmless. They’re really only parasites in the strictest sense, that they don’t actually benefit you in any way. They feed on the oils produced by the follicle, and they have digestive tracts so efficient that not only do they never poop, they don’t even have anuses.
There are, however, likely at least a few mites on you at this very moment that are having mite sex.
AND NOWWWWW YOU KNOWWWWWWW
Well, if some mite must feed on me, at least let it be the kind without an anus.
Can’t wait to tell this to my fourth graders next year! How did you even find this info? Google “animals that don’t poop”?! :-)
I found it on a forum somewhere in a thread entitled “tell the internet about your job.” It turns out that those mites move so slowly that they can really only be transmitted from person to person via prolonged contact, so you can actually study the intermingling of groups of people by tracking the genetic makeup of their mites. And it turns out that doing so is someone’s job.
8O No way!
Always learning something new along with the cute!
Hardly know how to handle this information. I will be haunted by
this all day. *stares at wall blankly*
“mite sex” ????
Officially Freaking Out, Anyhow …..*
(Although as an Official Research Nerd, I gotta give you Props, on yer Research Knowledge Stuff)
*ded* and I’m not even a bird person, but *ded*
They’re like huge seed pods!
They’re here already! You’re next! You’re next, You’re next…!
Hahaha! The center one blinks and yawns @ 1:36. Too cute!
THAT is when I melted!
So sweet! They must be fresh, and the sugar snap kind …
Peeps, there are vids galore of these pastel cuties!!
Looks like the “Chirpies Brigade ” !
Parrotlets rule! (Or at least they think they do, if my own parrotlet is any indication.)
Never seen Parrotlets before! WANT.
Me too! I had to look at my own hand to get an idea of how tiny these dude are!
I was giggling at the two little ones on both ends…first at the far right end who tried to nom the hand trying to give him/her skritches…and then I was laughing at the one at the far left who did NOT like the head skritches…I swear she was saying STOP! I won’t! I will not submit! …lol.
I know! And at the end, “Lefty” was all, “That’s IT! I’m outta heah!”
More like ~ HEY, your fingernail is about to stab me in the eye, STOP EET!
These birdies are making me melts!
BOIDS! (Just cuz no one else said it and it needed to be said)
not a big bird-brain fan, but these are simply preci-liscious!
Can anyone figure out what’s going on here, though? Is this a commercial breeder, or simply someone who owns birds that made more birds? Five seems like a lot all the same age. At one point she says “You all have good homes” and then another time she says “Someone will take you,” more like it’s a hope than a fact. Was this a sales video? Not that there’s anything WRONG with that — we’ve seen some very cute sales videos of miniature horses, if I remember right. But it perplexed me.
I watch a lot of her videos cause she has adorable boids :) , I don’t think she is a breeder.
She has 5 birds: two of which are a bonded pair of parrolets (the baby makers!), one of which is a baby from that bonded pair that she kept, and two other boids that are different species. Anyway, these 5 are babies from the bonded pair she owns, so I think she is selling them to avoid having 10 birds.
Seems like she just made the video to show off how cute those lil guys are! Maybe if the video maker is out there somewhere she can let me know if I am providing correct information…
OMG do they look like Peeps or what?
Love the yawning and blinking. I thought yawning was a strictly mammalian behavior, but I guess it applies to all social creatures. What about insects? Do bees yawn?
My snake yawns. It’s bizarre.
only when the queens stories go on and on and on.
I love parrots. My little cute parrot lived with me for 21 years. I will never forget him. He was my best friend. =)
I understand your loss Diana. Ihave lost animal friends over the years too and cannot forget any of them … ; (
Oh, feathery globules of pastel delight! I am enjoying the other vids, too.
And for good measure….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n24B-IhH5xg
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