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Hi I'm new here and I just signed up today, I have had budgies all my life and I currently have 4 Zazu, Rafiki, Elise, & Bebe. Just yesturday I adopted a Quaker parrot named Ollie from the animal shelter who has stunted growth syndrome and is 6 years old.
If anyone has any tips and tricks for taming my budgies or my parrot please tell me. Also anything about health and what I should feed them because I'm pretty new with having a parrot.
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Hello and welcome to the forum! We love photos, just saying

I have never heard of a parrot having stunted growth at an older age, do you have any photos of him? Quakers are quite small as it is!

What would you like to know about your birds/taming? What point are you at with them?

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Hello and Welcome to Talk Parrots! I'm with catalinadee and would love to see some pics of your flock we all love pics here. It would be interesting to see what Ollie looks like being stunted.





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Here's Ollie, I have a question he doesn't seem to be eating (and he isn't I'll since he saw a vet yesturday) is it because of stress? I'm feeding him pellets and a seed mix
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Bebe is blue and white, Rafiki's turquoise and yellow, Zazu is green (he doesn't like pictures), and Elise is yellow.
Elise lets me pet her, Bebe lets me pet her but bites after a while and I can have my hand next to Rafiki and Zazu but they run away if I try to touch them.
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Also Ollie was said to be a biter who isn't tame coming from a possible abusive home (the shelter said he came in in really bad shape). I can however get close to Ollie without him biting or running away.
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Your quaker is actually perfect, I don't see any stunting They're gorgeous

Try offering a variety of food including fruit, he may see something he enjoys. It can be hard with a bird who is newly adopted

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Ok thanks so much:relaxed:
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Here's Ollie, I have a question he doesn't seem to be eating (and he isn't I'll since he saw a vet yesturday) is it because of stress? I'm feeding him pellets and a seed mix
I wouldn't worry too much about Ollie not eating right away as all birds are a little nervous when in a new environment so they don't look like they are eating. Make sure you have a radio or the tv playing in the background in the room he's in so he hears noise, having it too quiet in the environment might make him more nervous. Don't stare at him too much as this can make him nervous too.

If Ollie's never had pellets before I would remove them from his cage. Anything new in a birds cage can spook them and make them nervous and not want to go near the new "whatever."

Make sure the seed and water dish are where he can easily see and find them. Perhaps put a seed treat stick in the cage so he has something else to see he can nibble on, he can eat a budgie treat stick. You can also give him a strand of millet so you'll soon find husks of seeds all over the cage floor.

I take it Ollie is in a new cage now not the one he was in when you saw him in the shelter? A new cage always makes a bird a little bit out of sorts and it can take some time for them to explore and look for their food and water.










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I took the liberty of lighting up your photo of Ollie because I wanted to see how beautiful he is, I don't see any stunted growth and think he looks like he's in good condition. He's very cute!


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Ok thanks so much for the help I'm going to go hang some millet up now.
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Cute birds! As for taming, just go slow win their trust by offering their favorite treats by hand or placing them near you and have lots of patience and they'll come around! Welcome to the forum


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Ollie is such a cutie!!!!

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Oh wow what a Doll!! He's adorable!
I second the treat stick and the Millet. It will be like a comfort food. When I bring a new bird home, I put food and water in multiple places and all over millet to be sure they find it. You deffinatetly want to be sure he is eating and drinking.
You could try holding out some millet in your hand also.
Your budgies are so cute. Good luck with Ollie! I just got a bird from a pet store that was neglected so I'm doing the "go slow" too. It's hard for me to be patient!!
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