HELP! I have two Parrotlets!

Teagan_

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I have two Parrotlets that are brothers. I bought them together in the shop and they've been in a cage together ever since (they come out together too).
The thing is they still are extremely timid around me. I've had the pair for two months now, and while I know parrot taming can take time, I know it can take that much longer while they're in pairs.
I've progressed leaps and bounds with my pair of Green Cheek Conures, taking food out of my hand and almost touching them (and sometimes succeeding!).
I would love some advice to make them less timid of me evey time I approach the cage or go in to change their food/water.
 

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Michael Reynolds

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Hello and welcome, I have my green cheek whom gets on best with my parrolett, my advice when you are training two birds is try to work with the most calm bird first, nervous birds should always be approached slowly and you should always sound your approach so they do not get startled by your sudden appearance. always try to keep your hands below where they sit,
 

CaptainHowdy

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Have you tried reading to them?
If they are still quite nervous of you is approach slowly give them a millet spray in the cage and sit next to the cage but not looking at them and just read or talk to them for 10 minutes a time to get them used to you.

When you do look at then never stare at them, blink and wink frequently as predators would stare so this could be unsettling them.

It's hard to tell from the picture but is the cage in a corner? If not have you got a way to make it appear that it's in a corner? This will make them feel safer as to them you can only approach from the 2 directions rather than 3.

It's mainly about patience which you know. Once they are happy with you sitting near them you can progress to having your hand in the cage whilst you read. Then holding the millet etc.

However not all birds become tame.. some simply prefer there own company. I have a parrotlet now and we have an understanding
He isn't tame I can't get him to step up. But I can feed him clean him out do his water etc and for the most part he now just sits and watches rather than freaks out.
 

Teagan_

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Have you tried reading to them?
If they are still quite nervous of you is approach slowly give them a millet spray in the cage and sit next to the cage but not looking at them and just read or talk to them for 10 minutes a time to get them used to you.

When you do look at then never stare at them, blink and wink frequently as predators would stare so this could be unsettling them.

It's hard to tell from the picture but is the cage in a corner? If not have you got a way to make it appear that it's in a corner? This will make them feel safer as to them you can only approach from the 2 directions rather than 3.

It's mainly about patience which you know. Once they are happy with you sitting near them you can progress to having your hand in the cage whilst you read. Then holding the millet etc.

However not all birds become tame.. some simply prefer there own company. I have a parrotlet now and we have an understanding
He isn't tame I can't get him to step up. But I can feed him clean him out do his water etc and for the most part he now just sits and watches rather than freaks out.
Thank you. This was beyond helpful. I'll find an less open space to put the cage and take the steps suggested 😊.
 

Teagan_

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Hello and welcome, I have my green cheek whom gets on best with my parrolett, my advice when you are training two birds is try to work with the most calm bird first, nervous birds should always be approached slowly and you should always sound your approach so they do not get startled by your sudden appearance. always try to keep your hands below where they sit,
Thank you, I'm thinking of getting them individual cages so I can interact with them bettrr individually.
 
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