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Oliver's 1st Official Photo OP

So due to Oliver's cage aggression, I have changed his schedule and have been keeping him in different cages the last few days. Tonight he is sleeping in a different room and cage. I feel so bad , but it is for his own good. We had pretty much cured it and then I got him a new cage and he just regressed fast and horribly. Anyway, after careful consideration, I am thinking of having him permanently sleep in a different cage in a different room than where his main cage is and then go back to the main cage during the day. I just hate that I know how hard change is on him and it makes me feel bad. On the up side, it allowed for some one on one time and you all know what that means, lol- Oliver's 1st Official Photo OP. I can't get enough of his cuteness! I love him so much.







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Aw I love the head scritching photo and the last one! So cute is he being aggressive towards other birds or yourself?


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Wow what is he, looks like a love bird but he's a very interesting colour? :-)
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He is just SO CUTE.

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I think he is a parrotlet. He will probably always be cage aggressive. I have a blue headed pionus that is 10 years old and cage aggressive. Away from his cage he is sweet. I put a towel over my hand and he steps up on that to come out. He sometimes bites the towel but that is ok.
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He is aggressive to anyone near his main cage and it is very hard to get him out. Once out, sweet as can be. Any other cage, comes right out.

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Wow what is he, looks like a love bird but he's a very interesting colour? :-)
He is an American Yellow (aka dilute) Pacific Parrotlet.

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He's a beautiful boy!

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Beautiful plet!!! Great pictures. No two birds will behave the same so we have to do what works to get the best results for a happy relationship. As they say for kids it's "tough love"

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With the new schedule, the lighting was just perfect so I had to take advantage of it lol. Thank you all for your compliments of my beautiful boy. I can't take credit for that, but I can appreciate it .

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He is so adorable! I love the pictures of him scratching his head!



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Oliver is such a cute parrotlet!
How did you cure his cage aggression earlier?
Does he bite immediately when you put your hand into the cage or does he open his beak and spread his wings first?

I don't know much about parrotlets, but I think that linnies are easier to educate.
Whenever I see Paulchen's open beak it's enough to say "Noooooo biting!" and nothing will happen.

We press all thumbs and claws that Oliver will calm down soon and can stay in his new cage.
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Oliver is such a cute parrotlet!
How did you cure his cage aggression earlier?
Does he bite immediately when you put your hand into the cage or does he open his beak and spread his wings first?

I don't know much about parrotlets, but I think that linnies are easier to educate.
Whenever I see Paulchen's open beak it's enough to say "Noooooo biting!" and nothing will happen.

We press all thumbs and claws that Oliver will calm down soon and can stay in his new cage.
Thank you! Plet vs linnies is like a tiger vs a bunny in personality lol. If you've tamed a plet, you've truly tamed a beast nothing scares you after that. Except maybe a macaw, lol. Oliver doesn't do warning bites, he just goes in for the kill right off. Nothing calms him in his cage. When he's out he rarely bites and is a cuddly sweetheart that is actually quite the little chicken. ...so yeah completely opposite.

His old cage was easier to work in because it had a swing out door. Large door opening. I would do sessions of desensitizing him to my hands in his cage. Touching everything and letting him attack me or lightly pushing him back and saying no biting in a stern voice. The session would be as long as it took for him not to charge me. Usually 10 mins or so. When he wasn't charging (even if he was verbally complaining) I would give him a bite of millet and then praise him.

He stays in his main cage in the day, and a different cage to sleep. So far it has been going ok. It actually allows me to spend some quality time with him first thing in the morning while i prepare everyones breakfast. We'll see if after maybe a month it helps.

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4theBirds - I think that you have hit on a great solution! My linnies sleep in a different cage than their flight cage and I know other parrot owners who put their little guys to bed in "sleep cages." Bravo for your creativity!

I've got one of those rare "parrotlet" linnies. When Viv is unhappy about anything, she bites whomever, whatever she can. This has been going on since linnie puberty. Actually, I think Vivian Linnie is more aggressive than my old parrotlet Lilly Peepers. Setting up the environment to avoid "pressing her buttons" is the best way to deal with her. That's why I like your solution for Oliver's "cage rage problem."


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If I didn't know y'all I would tell anyone who asked that linnies were incapable of biting and screaming. My male was hand raised, my female was aviary raised. Both are extremely quiet and never even attempt to bite when I have to grab them, which is once a day. I let them out to play and they never want to go back in the cage.

On the other hand every plet I've met has been a miniature zon with plenty of attitude.

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If I didn't know y'all I would tell anyone who asked that linnies were incapable of biting and screaming. My male was hand raised, my female was aviary raised. Both are extremely quiet and never even attempt to bite when I have to grab them, which is once a day. I let them out to play and they never want to go back in the cage.

On the other hand every plet I've met has been a miniature zon with plenty of attitude.

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That sounds about how I describe linnies and parrotlets too! But I will say that my plet is the most cuddly and lovey dovey with me of all my birds, you can tell he loves me with his whole little soul when he looks at me and his body language just speaks love (except in his cage where he obviously would rather have me dead, lol). I am hoping over time Mina (linnie) will want me to love on her more. My budgie (Cozette) doesn't like stritches but boy does she love her some kisses! She runs to me when I say, 'come gimme kiss' and then leans her head toward my face...it is the cutest thing ever and boy does it just melt your heart! She is such a sweet little girl. I am very blesed. Her attachment to me became more pronounced after about four months of having her so I am hoping with more time Mina will develop her own ways of showing her love to me.

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4theBirds - I think that you have hit on a great solution! My linnies sleep in a different cage than their flight cage and I know other parrot owners who put their little guys to bed in "sleep cages." Bravo for your creativity!

I've got one of those rare "parrotlet" linnies. When Viv is unhappy about anything, she bites whomever, whatever she can. This has been going on since linnie puberty. Actually, I think Vivian Linnie is more aggressive than my old parrotlet Lilly Peepers. Setting up the environment to avoid "pressing her buttons" is the best way to deal with her. That's why I like your solution for Oliver's "cage rage problem."
What was your reasoning behind having a sleep cage?

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Awwww, what a gorgeous little bird!
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