Animal Stories - Meyer's Parrot

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  The Meyer's Parrot, or Brown Parrot, is a small parrot that is very attractive and entertaining!
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Martha - 2009-08-28
Thank You for sharing pictures and information about precious.
We have a Meyer's Parrot, named Luki. My husbands baby. He loves him, as for me, well I was good for cleaning the cage getting him water and letting him play in it.
but for some reason he has put the fear in me, after he bit my neck and pulled my hair.
I have a couple of questions. Can these little guys get sun stroke?
What kind of branch is good for his feet?
What is good for him to chew on?
He wants to chew my table and my hutch, when I said no! He became extremely angry and fluffed up his feathers, spread his wings and walked like he was ready for a fight.
If anyone could help me here, I would really appreciate it.
Thank You

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  • JAZMINE - 2011-11-23
  • ma jan - 2012-01-02
    We also have a Meyers Parrot, Buddy, he was adopted and put into my care. He's quirky too. He loves me but it has taken him 6 yrs to like my husband that was after many gifts of seed fresh fruit and fresh wood to chew and play with. I have found interacting with him verbally in the cage or out helped a lot. He does use a language of sorts us so I use my poor version of it to respond to him. It's a limited conversation but it pleases him. Buddy will bite those he doesn't want to be around at the moment. Also when he is not greeted slowly. His version of a Knock on door before entering or being familiar. A gentle one finger soft stroking on his head with soft talking before he will usually do the trick. He will pull hair when he feels ignored, and attention getter. We all have been seriously bit a time or two. Meyers are definitely Cocks of the Walk when they feel offended or disciplined. Yes they can get sun stroke. Keep them in locations that have half shade and half morning sun with a good view of the world around home for them. We have a smaller outdoor transport cage for suspending in our maple tree. He loves warm spring and summer days while we are outside working. He also has great mimicry ability. Ours does a great Blue amazon and a grey cockatiel (previous owners), my personal favorites is meowing like my cats and imitating my call for the cats also imitating the starlings, sparrows and the mocking birds outdoors. My advise - love the stinker as he is and get a nice 12 - 15 inch cleaned apple or maple stick to let him mount till he wants to get close to you. It will protect your hand and give you a moment to get him safely put in his home. Good luck and have fun.
JAZMINE - 2011-11-23
I love my meyer parrot he is just plan funny when i got him he never got along with the other birds but now he does wierd my parrot loves justin bieber songs he gets fluffy a lot and he loves dancing gotta love dancing also he only loves me nobody else but me

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Parrots love music and I don't know how but they keep perfect beat. Love to watch them dance.
Kevin - 2011-12-04
My Meyer's loves to come out of his cage, but when I try to put him back in he bites, sometimes hard enough to draw blood. Any suggestions?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    Another though. Is the cage and cage door too small for your little guy? Is there enough room for him to spread and flap his wings? Toys? Some of these safe places have really small opening and birds are 'afriad' more than they are being feisty.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    I am not trying to be funny. Easy solution is birds really only bite with the bottom part of their beak. The top part stays in place and used for climbing. Parrots bite with the bottom. If you just hold the bottom beak up against the top beak your parrot will not be able to bite. Sounds funny but true. I would yell a strong 'NO' or 'NO HURT' also. Sometimes parrots can be really difficult when they don't want to go back to their safe place. You can also try and place a treat in the cage for him but keep the bottom beak inplace while you do it.
Norman Moss - 2012-04-04
Can anyone please tell me the best seed mixture for my Meyers. I have tried Parrot mix but he sorts out what he wants and the rest goes to the bottom of the cage.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-04
    Some seed mixes are much better than others. But regardless of the one you purchase, your little guy will like certain seeds or items better than others and the rest will be on the floor - floor of the cage or the floor itself. I have had many birds over a bunch of years and love them all and for the past 15 - 20 years have always used Goldenfeast as my seed. Most of the better quality parrot stores carry this mix but you can email or call Goldenfeast to find the location or place to order for yourself. If you read the ingredients in Goldenfeast mixes and the ingredients in the mixes you normally see on pet chain shelves, you will be amazed. Yes your little guy will still throw some stuff on the floor but not nearly as much. Many manufacturers use cheap seed that birds don't like or that isn't very nutricious to weight the bag so you get less for your money. Look at the menus and contents and I think you will see a drastic difference. They also have pellets - Granobles. Goldenfeast
Buy cheap OEM software - 2011-11-05
B8BToQ Strange but true. Your resource is expensive. At least it could be sold for good money on its auction!....

JAZMINE - 2011-11-23

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Glad you enjoy him. They are fun.
LaBrenda - 2011-10-31
I raised Peachface Love birds for many years. Was in the hospital and my parents came to take care of my son(special needs),but ended up taking the Love birds to the S.P.C.A.. When out of the hospital went to stay with them for two weeks. My mom took me down to a bird store in their area and bought a Myers Parrot for me. It has been a few months and it is a lot different in care of Miss. Jewels then the Love birds. She is like having a new baby around. Can't be in a different room for very long or she calls out for me. Loves to be on the shoulder when I am up moving around and on my neck under a towel or just my hand. Have taken her every were I went for the first few weeks,but can't take her to work now and she stays home. As soon as the car pulls in the drive way,I can here her calling. Try to open her cage as soon as I get in.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-01
    Yes, completely different - right. Love birds make wonderful pets but they do attach to other lovebirds. Also raising lovebirds is different than having a pet. Parrots are just about as human as you can get. I find them totally amazing. Of course I would - cuz I think I am one.
T - 2008-07-21
I have a Meyers and for the last year she has been very loving to me, she didn't realy like anyone else though. About 3 weeks ago she started acting very aggresive. Now I can't even put my hand in the cage, she goes crazy and if my hand is close I get bit. The only time she will come to the edge of the cage is if I have food for her. I wonder if anyone has any idea what whould cause her to go crazy. No one in the house was mean to her, she just lost her mind. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks

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  • Randy - 2011-10-30
    Have you gave her sunflower seeds if so dont it is the only seed that is not good for her. I was told when i got my Meyers that it is the same as if you was doing acid and she will be aggresive crazy and mean.
  • WILNA PRETORIUS - 2011-10-31
    Please can you assist me with where I can buy DVD, VIDEOS to help me train my birds. I have a Ringneck as well a baby Meyer bird.
Kelly - 2009-04-05
I have a 19 year old Meyers Parrot named Jasper and he is so sweet! I got him as a Christmas gift when I was in 7th grade and he has been with me through a lot. When Jasper first met my husband he would bite the crap out of him--finger, forehead, whatever--now I think he loves him even more than me (sometimes I get jealous!!)
He loves to eat and tears up newspapers like crazy. He seems to look forward to my children's nap times when he will also take a nap and make all his tiny little cute noises. The rest of the time he is very noisy (living in apartments was tough--all the neighbors hated his early morning chirping) He also loves to chew on the furniture!! "Jappy" is an amazing part of our family!!!

kerry Lampkin - 2009-03-05
So, I really wanted a parrot.
I did all the reserch a person should do when thinking about getting an animal.
I kept seeing Myers parrot, in descriptions of mellow, sweet birds.
I was very intrigued.
One thing led to another and brought Sophie into my life.
She had been in the middle of a divorce and was living in a cage with no human interaction. She was two years old when I first met her.
I'd raised pigions and cockatiels, but never a parrot.
I was hoping this was a good fit for the both of us.
Time has passed and Sophie is about four.
What a hoot she is, I just love her.
We definitely are a family. I have her, two cats, and a fish.
She is affectionate, she cuddles under my chin for warmth.
She loves apples, carrots, and red vines.
Don't get angry, I do not give her red vines anymore because they turn her poop red. And of course it's not good for her. But, man she'll do anything to get to that red vine, if I am eating one.
She holds her own with my two cats, who are afraid of her.
She says; give me a kiss, Meow, I'm right here, and she laughs out loud.
Plus, all her really cute noises.
Sophie lets me know when someone is comming up my path, by a loud high pitched whistle.
She has her own perch in the bathroom, and likes to spend the night in there.
I have two outdoor cages for her, one in the front yard, and one in the back.
I found some old paperback childrens books and a thrift store and put them in her cage. She chews the heck out of them and it turns out to be good enrichment.
And its much better then when she trys to chew my books.
I try to give her a lot to do when I'm home.
Sophie loves music and loves to sing and dance.
I'm telling you she's the best!
If you are thinking about a Myers Parrot, you will love them.
Sophie is my little darling, and I'm glad she's on my shoulder right now.