Animal Stories - Red-bellied Parrot

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   Red-Bellied Parrots are excellent talkers, extremely acrobatic and awesome looking!
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Peg - 2013-02-04
My male red-bellied is now tearing up everything on the bottom of his cage, as though he is trying to make a nest. In the cage next to him is a green-cheeked conure we have has for 10 years, who is 16 years old, and 'he' just started laying eggs! Is her egg-laying prompting our red-bellied to make nests? Do we have to keep them apart (they play outside the cage together) to keep them from mating? Could they even mate?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-02-06
    Sounds like he may be instinctively responding to the egg-laying of your Green-cheeked Conure, and it is moving into springtime. With these two birds being distinctively different and from totally different genus, they shouldn't be able to produce offspring, even if they did try to mate.
Linda - 2010-10-29
I am looking for a breeder or someone who has a redbelly parrot male would like a handtame if possible for my hen.
I looking for a RBP over the age of 3yrs. I have been looking for a year now with no luck. If anyone has one they want to sell(send me price) and pictures or trade pls let me know. I have a proven pair of sun conures 6yrs old I would be willing to trade for them. Looking for any information any one can send me or give me.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-11
    Vero Beach Humane Society has one, just turned over by breeder 12-8-10...check them out.
  • Shallon Ambriz - 2011-04-18
    We have 3 red bellied males. Call me 209-271-3205 We are really looking for a female if anyone has one let me know.
Randy - 2012-02-20
Looking to buy a African orange belly. If you have a baby one let me know I'm in El Cajon Ca, my number is 619-807-1976

Cobus - 2011-12-17
I have been given a baby African Red-Bellied parrot that must still be hand fed. He however spits out the bird porridge I got from the petshop. What can I give him to eat and not spit it out? Please advise me cause the petshop owners advice don't seem to work.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-19
    Usually they spit it out if it isn't warm enough. Should be between 100 and 105 degrees. A second reason is the hand feeder has changed and it might take the little one a couple of day (only a couple) to get used to the new feeder. One thing you can do is add baby food apricots or applesauce - a tablespoon - to the mixture. I prefer Zupreme or a least my birds do. One other is when the little guy has had enough - say you gave him 60 cc - he will spit out more if he doesn't want it. They sometimes get a little fussier during the weaning process.
Kathy Burtness - 2011-10-07
My red belly is a 3 year old female named Nefertiti. She has such a distinctive personality and she's absolutely the boss of my household. If she sees me eating without giving her something to eat at the same time, she has a temper tantrum. This tantrum consists of flapping her wings very fast and hard, squeaking at the top of her lungs and then leaning forward on one leg and scratching her rear end with the other leg. It's the craziest thing in the world to witness. I was wondering if anybody else has a red belly that leans over and scratches her rear for attention?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-08
    Parrots have a way of coming up with some contortion that will always make their human laugh or always make their human obey. They will go through a great many excercises/flipping,upside down - whatever is needed to get thri humans attention and convey what they want. My human hasn't seen that one though but I might try it.
sara - 2008-09-05
I've got a pet red belly hen which I call Sweetums, and I also have a breeder pair that have produced 2 chicks in 2 different clutches. The latest chick hatched in March, I named him Raz and I decided to keep him for a "boyfriend" for Sweetums. He is in a cage next to Sweetums' and he's been doing a mating dance and he's only a little more than 5 months old. I'm hoping that they will bond. He's really a cute little guy and I hope that when he's mature enough that Raz and Sweetums will bond and start producing babies. I just don't know when I should put them together. Should I wait until Raz is at least 2 years old, or should I put them together now. BTW, Sweetums is almost 4 years old. My breeder pair were already bonded when I got them.

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  • Terry Case - 2010-08-16
    Hi I am interested in buying one of your parrots please email me.
  • Linda - 2010-10-29
    Hi Sara
    I have a hen that is 3yrs old now. I am looking for cock the same age or older if possible proven. Do you have one or know of anyone who does.
    You mentioned you have a breeder pair did you purchase them as a pair or did you pair them up yourself. If so would you pls forward me a name or breeder that I might call or get intouch with. I appreciate any information
    you can give me. I have been looking for a year now, no results as of yet.I have a proven pair of sun conures I am looking to either sell or trade for a redbellyparrot cock or pair. Just though I mention it to you in case you know of someone looking.
Joanne - 2008-11-25
I have an eleven year old Red Bellied aptly named Sinbad. He is very attached to me and when I have to leave home for any length of time he is my road buddy. I'm wondering if anyone knows what the life-span of these guys is. I'm working with several family members to address his attachment issue. Also, Sinbad has a genetic color mutation and has developed some beautiful yellow and orange feathering on his back and an orange collar. His clutch mate, a female, was completely yellow during her first moult. He is definitely my little companion bird and certainly nothing like the Pionius parrot he lives with!

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  • Sandy - 2010-06-01
    I have a 21 yr old Red Bellied Parrot. I've had Razzmann "Razzy" since he was a baby. They can live 25-35 yrs. My Avian vet Dr. Speer calls my guy a senior bird. I want to address the yellow feathers--
    I once remember a few yellow feathers mixed in with his orange feather and a couple mixed in with the green on his wing (very few). I was concerned and brought him to the vet for a check up and blood work. Apparently if I remember he had too much fat in his blood. The Vet called it fatty liver--even thought my guy is on Harrison's pellets, good fruits, vegies and nuts--he also love people food. We cut out some foods and he is back to beautiful color--yellow gone. Something you might want to watch or get checked. Dr. Speer is one of the best in avian medicine and has help me so much with my guys diet for a long healthy life. Razzy's favs are chicken leg bone, scrabbled eggs, cottage cheese, cream of wheat with toast, cherrios and lots of greens. They are prone for lacking vitamin A--eggs are really good for them. Sorry for so much rambling but I just love these little guys. Best of luck with your Sinbad. Sandy, Razzy and my congo grey Baby girl.
Christine Miller - 2009-01-13
I have learned not to have my little female Red Bellied parrot, I call Bert, on my shoulder when I answer the door anymore. I have learned she loves to greet them by saying things she has made up or heard sometime in the past. In July I opened the door to a couple of nice looking door to door Mormon men with Bert on my shoulder. The minute she saw them out pops... "Merry Christmas, Shit head." I had know idea she could say any of those words and it was nowhere near Christmas being it was in the middle of July. So be beware of these little devils and what may come out their beaks.

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  • Chris - 2010-04-21
    Is your redbelly for sale? We would love to take care of her here.....
    We are in Ma. YOU?
bill - 2008-09-01
Nicholas is my six-year old redbelly. I got him as a companion to my Meyer's, Dax, but she is imprinted on humans and will not tolerate his advances. Nonetheless, I think they may enjoy just being around each other while I'm out of the house.

Nicky is a great talker and has mastered about 75 words. He says, "Good morning!" each morning, "Goodnight, sleep well!" when I put him to bed, "Don't eat the glasses!" as he runs up my shoulder to try to grab them, and "Bye bye" or "I won't be gone long" or "I'll be right back," when I leave the house. He just seems to pick phrases up without any effort on my part.

I worked and worked to no avail trying to teach Dax, my Meyer's, to talk, but she is a wonderfully sweet parrot, who loves all humans. Nicholas is more of a one-person bird. The two of them are great company for me, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Jaye Lyn - 2008-07-20
Wondering if anyone knows anything about mixed species. I have a Senegal/Red bellied mix named Rain and she is beautiful. I just hope that she is a she, considering the specified colors are oppostite with red bellies and senegals. She says full sentences at a little over a year old and when you say something that she knows to be true she says "I know". And when not getting attention will scream "Hey, come here." or "Let me out, please." Can also say "I love you", but won't be coaxed to say anything, she picks things up at her own speed and decides on her own the best time to say them. She is my beautiful girl, I just want to find out more about her and especially the mixing part, and her sex *need to know!! So if anyone knows please let me know. JayeLyn