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Mr. Bean (or Beanie as I prefer to call him) has been at my house now for two days. He is settling in alright, but I can see he misses his previous family a lot. I've never had to deal with a "pre-loved" parrot. I've only ever taken in birds from a neglectful, abusive or ignorant home where they didn't receive love at all.

So this is all new to me and it breaks my heart to see Beanie looking for his previous owners. :(

Any tips on how I can make his adjustment better would be greatly appreciated!

So, without further ado, here is Beanie!



















I was told Beanie is a Musk Lorikeet, but on further inspection I think he has too much yellow barring on his chest. He looks more like a Musk x Scaly-breasted Lorikeet hybrid. :)

He's a cutie though, isn't he? :p
 

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He is lovely!!! Just love him lots!!!:)
 

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What a gorgeous boy! Like everyone has said, the only real thing that can be done is to love him and give him what you can. He's got to learn that his previous owners aren't coming back, he's going to mourn and pout for a bit, then he'll come to find he has a place in a new flock and embrace it :thumbsup:
 

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He is a beauty!
 

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He looks a real sweetie Kelsey. As others have said you can only give him love and help him adjust. When he meets Dende it will also help as he will have someone who understands his language. I believe birds have a universal language and can understand each other. I had an Alex and a Cockatiel who used to have wonderful conversations with each other.

He looks to be a normal Musk to me. Like all Lorikeets they have varying amounts of markings on them. Rainbows have varying amounts of yellow in their breasts ranging from nearly no yellow and all red to nearly pure yellow breasts. The same with Scaleys, some have nearly no scallops to birds with heaps. He does look like he is going through a pretty good moult at the moment too. His head colouring looks a bit patchy at the moment.
 

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Wow what a bird just love his colours so bright.
With lots of love and time he will be just fine.
Good luck :)
 
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He's beautiful!! WOW as for tips, he'll settle down eventually in your home. Good luck.
Thank you! :) I think he's pretty gorgeous myself. ;)

He is lovely!!! Just love him lots!!!:)
Thanks! I will. :D

He is lovely. Give him as much love and time as you have. He may get nippy for bit. He will do ok though. Lots of love!
Beanie is actually very good in that regard. He has never bitten any of us. Poor guy is going through a heavy moult now so he is begging for head scritches all the time. :D

He is a beautiful bird! Love those eyes.
Thanks! His eyes are so unusual! Light brown on the outside with a light blue near the pupil. :lovehearts:

What a gorgeous boy! Like everyone has said, the only real thing that can be done is to love him and give him what you can. He's got to learn that his previous owners aren't coming back, he's going to mourn and pout for a bit, then he'll come to find he has a place in a new flock and embrace it :thumbsup:
I can't wait for that day to come! :D I feel extra bad for the guy though because he used to eat whatever his previous owners ate... and I can;t do that for him when I know it's unhealthy! So I've been trying to find some substitutes for him; e.g. apple baby food instead of honey, birdy bread instead of toasted cheese...

Hopefully meeting Dende will help.
Hopefully! I'm hoping to get Beanie and appointment at my vet for this Friday so that he can be checked for any problems.

He is a beauty!
Thank you! :D

He looks a real sweetie Kelsey. As others have said you can only give him love and help him adjust. When he meets Dende it will also help as he will have someone who understands his language. I believe birds have a universal language and can understand each other. I had an Alex and a Cockatiel who used to have wonderful conversations with each other.

He looks to be a normal Musk to me. Like all Lorikeets they have varying amounts of markings on them. Rainbows have varying amounts of yellow in their breasts ranging from nearly no yellow and all red to nearly pure yellow breasts. The same with Scaleys, some have nearly no scallops to birds with heaps. He does look like he is going through a pretty good moult at the moment too. His head colouring looks a bit patchy at the moment.
I think you're right, it will be a lot easier for Beanie when he meets Dende. :) I personally don't like keeping single birds for just that reason. I think they enjoy each others company too much and I feel bad not giving them that opportunity.

Beanie has recently started a good moult so that would explain his patchy appearance! :p

What a gorgeous bird! He looks like he's enjoying being part of the family already :)
Thanks! I hope he is! :eek:

:yikes: He's stunning!! He already looks like he's very comfortable with you. :biggrin5:
Thank you! :D

He is so cute!! I love the name too!
Thanks! I can't take credit for his name though. :p

Wow what a bird just love his colours so bright.
With lots of love and time he will be just fine.
Good luck :)
Thank you! :D
 

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Oh yes how adorable! Love those colours.
I have wild rainbow lorikeets in my backyard :)
Sad to hear he's looking for his last owners.
You will just have to be patient & let him settle in,
I think he will realise your just as loving etc :)
I took my "dog" a little while to settle in.

 
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