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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone. Was hoping someone could answer a question for me. I have a parrotlet that is just over a year old and sweet as can be. I also have a four month old canary winged parakeet who I've had for a month and a half. My canary winged is very friendly but she never holds still! My parrotlet will sit on my shoulder for hours. I'm curious, how much of this behavior is personality? Or is it like a puppy or kitten who will mellow more with age?
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i think it could just be your birds temprement

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Yeah it could possibly be the temperament of the bird. My green cheek, although hand reared, barely lets you touch her, steps up occasionally but is very skittish. My parent raised green cheek x maroon bellied conure hybrid was aviary bred and is tamer than her! All birds are different

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It is your birds temperment for sure. Although some types of birds are more active and skittish than others, so of those same skittish birds can turn out to be a great shoulder bird. I have never had the luck with a parottlet to sit for hours for me like yours does.
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Thank you. I guess I won't get my hopes up too much that she'll settle down. She's very tame and friendly but she's not cuddly often and she's always on the move. I love that they are both so different from each other, I just wish my canary winged would stay still once in awhile. :-)
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I'm sure she will have moments where she will enjoy some cuddles , my indian ringneck is not a cuddle but infact he doesn't like it much at all be we have rare moment where he will let me hug him and tickel him or he will rub himself in my neck and stuff like that

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