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Hi all I have just got my first parrot he has been with me for 3 days I would like to know more about the basics what food is good for him, how much to feed him, wether I should be covering him up at night, how to bond with him and gain his trust, what to expect from him, just basically anything anyone can tell me to give me some knowledge and understanding of my beautiful new parrot TIA xx


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Here is a thread I wrote on caring for red fronted kakarikis, hopefully it will help you https://www.talkparrots.com/showthread.php?t=13577

I'm a kakariki enthusiast, I wish more people owned them. They seem more popular here in the UK more than anywhere else but usually only as an aviary bird. They're so fun!

I have never covered mine at night but then I've never had to cover anybody except my orange winged Amazon and lesser sulphur crested cockatoo because they were screaming at stupid o'clock

Is he already tame?

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Oh kakarikis are so cute. I got the opportunity to play with one once and it was just such a comical little bird. Loved him.

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Kirsty, I have to say I haven't heard of this parrot but will look it up. looks cute!

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I fell in love watching two kakarikis in a pet shop once...but after I did some research it did seem like they were better suited for aviaries and if I recall correctly...not very fond of hands/cuddling? I could be wrong...they are extremely beautiful, comical and active! good luck!

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I fell in love watching two kakarikis in a pet shop once...but after I did some research it did seem like they were better suited for aviaries and if I recall correctly...not very fond of hands/cuddling? I could be wrong...they are extremely beautiful, comical and active! good luck!
Not so big on cuddling and hands, no, but they do love to interact with you. They're very fast so they can't be expected to sit still for long

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Yep I have read you have a very active and curious parrot, sounds like more so than others. A large cage, many toys, out time with you for many happy moments with your beautiful Kakariki. Let us know how it goes and yes PICTURES good luck and Congratulations too.

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Kakarikis are awesome little parrots.
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Thanks everyone :-) does anyone have any opinions on parrot beds? And any recommendations for online supplies there seems to be so much to choose from also bird baths the one I got George he just tips it up how long should I leave it in there for? Xx sorry for the randomness!


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Go on the site Scarlett's Parrot Essentials. They're a bit cheaper than Northern Parrots None of my kakarikis have ever liked having any of the tents or anything so I wouldn't bother with one

You can leave his bath in all of the time. I usually put a shallow dish of water on the cage/aviary floor so they can go down to it whenever

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Brilliant thanks I'll have a look, also anyone have any suggestions on what food to give him he's currently having cockateil mix and fruity parrot mix and fresh strawberry grapes celery carrots sweet corn and peas, I was thinking about mixing it around for him next week? Is there anything he can't have apart from lettuce and shelled nuts? TIA x


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Avocados are probably the most lethal food, followed by onions, chocolate, fruit pits etc. Here's a link of some safe and unsafe things http://www.avianweb.com/toxicfoods.html

Here's a list of some safe foods ~ http://www.cockatielcottage.net/tablefoods.html

When feeding him always provide him with a variety. Try and mix it up daily if you can My kakarikis absolutely love spinach and curly kale. Always save your fruits as a treat and get as many greens into them as you can. Oh and when it comes to carrots they seem to prefer them grated

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So it turns out I've been spoiling him rotten then! At least I don't have to worry he wasn't getting enough I've been feeding him way too much I will have a good look at the list and get him some new food tomorrow 🙊🙊🙊


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