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Old October 23rd 05, 07:23 AM
Addie Otto
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Last week, we bought a pet parrotlet (think miniature parrot) and he has
finally become comfortable enough around us to climb on us and fly around
us. Except, I can't figure out if he loves or hates needlework! He thinks
gold French knots are seeds and tries to eat them and chews on the
background fabric!! He's really cute though... Here are some pics:
http://community.webshots.com/album/483427057OTTpQi


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Old October 23rd 05, 09:36 AM
Helena Bennett
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Several years ago I had one of these - normally called a lovebird here. He
loved to sit on the end of a needle while I was knitting. Knitting with a
bird on one needle is not the easiest thing to do.
Helena


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Last week, we bought a pet parrotlet (think miniature parrot) and he has
finally become comfortable enough around us to climb on us and fly around
us. Except, I can't figure out if he loves or hates needlework! He
thinks gold French knots are seeds and tries to eat them and chews on the
background fabric!! He's really cute though... Here are some pics:
http://community.webshots.com/album/483427057OTTpQi



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Old October 23rd 05, 11:41 AM
Mirjam Bruck-Cohen
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Thank youHelena for this anecdote , i just can imagine it,knitting
with a bird :::::
mirjam

Several years ago I had one of these - normally called a lovebird here. He
loved to sit on the end of a needle while I was knitting. Knitting with a
bird on one needle is not the easiest thing to do.
Helena

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Old October 23rd 05, 04:17 PM
Addie Otto
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I can just imagine that that would be difficult. It was difficult enough
trying to eat with him pecking at my earring and my pizza, not to mention
trying to stitch with him eating my 'seeds'.

Lovebirds and parrotlets are different creatures. Lovebirds are African,
while parrotlets are south and central American. They do look very similar
and have many of the same characteristics though.

Addie


"Helena Bennett" wrote in message
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Several years ago I had one of these - normally called a lovebird here.
He loved to sit on the end of a needle while I was knitting. Knitting
with a bird on one needle is not the easiest thing to do.
Helena


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Last week, we bought a pet parrotlet (think miniature parrot) and he has
finally become comfortable enough around us to climb on us and fly around
us. Except, I can't figure out if he loves or hates needlework! He
thinks gold French knots are seeds and tries to eat them and chews on the
background fabric!! He's really cute though... Here are some pics:
http://community.webshots.com/album/483427057OTTpQi





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Old October 23rd 05, 04:57 PM
Pat P
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I can just imagine that that would be difficult. It was difficult enough
trying to eat with him pecking at my earring and my pizza, not to mention
trying to stitch with him eating my 'seeds'.

Lovebirds and parrotlets are different creatures. Lovebirds are African,
while parrotlets are south and central American. They do look very
similar and have many of the same characteristics though.

Addie


Are they as NOISY as lovebirds? I had a pair indoors, but they were SO
noisy I moved them to an outside aviary!

Pat P


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Old October 23rd 05, 06:30 PM
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i do hope you plan to live at least another 50-60 years!

cause that's how long a small parrot will survive.....

fix your will to bequeath
him to someone-just in case...


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Old October 23rd 05, 06:31 PM
Addie Otto
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I can just imagine that that would be difficult. It was difficult enough
trying to eat with him pecking at my earring and my pizza, not to mention
trying to stitch with him eating my 'seeds'.

Lovebirds and parrotlets are different creatures. Lovebirds are African,
while parrotlets are south and central American. They do look very
similar and have many of the same characteristics though.

Addie


Are they as NOISY as lovebirds? I had a pair indoors, but they were SO
noisy I moved them to an outside aviary!

Pat P


Pat,

I only have one and he can be noisy, but usually he isn't. He does like to
be in the same room as his humans and will let us know if we need to come
back. I am trying to teach him to talk, but he is very young still and I
know it will probably take a while. He is described in many places as a BIG
parrot in a little body.

I got him to sit on my shoulder this morning. But I haven't had any
stitching out today. I will probably pull out the quilt I am working on, so
he will be right into it, I'm sure...

Addie


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Old October 23rd 05, 06:51 PM
Addie Otto
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Wow, I hadn't seen any estimates that long, but given that I'm 30 with
longevity in the family, I may outlive him if he makes it that long. The
estimates I've seen all suggest less than 30 years. Generally, the larger
the big, the longer the life span. He'll only be about 5" at full size -
quite small!

Addie


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i do hope you plan to live at least another 50-60 years!

cause that's how long a small parrot will survive.....

fix your will to bequeath
him to someone-just in case...




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Old October 23rd 05, 09:01 PM
Pat P
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"Lucretia Borgia" wrote in message
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On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 15:57:21 GMT, "Pat P"
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"Addie Otto" wrote in message
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I can just imagine that that would be difficult. It was difficult enough
trying to eat with him pecking at my earring and my pizza, not to mention
trying to stitch with him eating my 'seeds'.

Lovebirds and parrotlets are different creatures. Lovebirds are
African,
while parrotlets are south and central American. They do look very
similar and have many of the same characteristics though.

Addie


Are they as NOISY as lovebirds? I had a pair indoors, but they were SO
noisy I moved them to an outside aviary!

Pat P

I see, too noisy for you so drive your neighbours dotty !


We didn`t HAVE any neighbours then, you old moo!!!

Pat P


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Old October 25th 05, 09:13 PM
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(delurking) Hi Addie. Your new little buddy looks a lot like my Kiwi.
I've had him for six months now and he's a sweetheart. A parrotlet
can live fifteen to twenty years with good care and a good diet.

Right now Kiwi is sitting on the right side piece of my glasses
watching me type. This is his favorite place to snuggle and keep me
company.

He also is curious about my stitching. He keeps trying to catch the
thread I'm working with and chew on it. It's gotten to the point I
have to put him on his stand while I'm stitching. I don't want any
"deposits" to land on my needlework.

Good luck with your little "fid" (feathered kid)

Sheila B.

 




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