Animal Stories - Meyer's Parrot

Animal-World Information about: Meyer's Parrot

  The Meyer's Parrot, or Brown Parrot, is a small parrot that is very attractive and entertaining!
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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.

Anonymous - 2009-02-10
Hi my name is Jay and I have a 2 and a half year old meyers parrot named "Oscar". He is so funny because he will only go with me if I'm wearing a hooded sweater. He will sit right on the edge of the hood and will stay there all day. Even if I'm driving he will stay on the hood. He doesn't like sitting on shoulders. I pretty much take him almost everywhere I go as long as it's not too hot to wear a hooded sweatshirt.

Dave - 2008-08-09
It all started when I bought a bronze-winged Pionus parrot from a breeder; a little rambunctious parrot who got more unruly as time went on; I tried everything, but the bird just drove me crazy. I tried to sell him; no takers, but a guy who rescues parrots contacted me and said he had a little Meyers Parrot that he'd trade me. Don't get me wrong; I loved the little Pi, but after a while, I couldn't stand to be in the same room with him. A true 'type-A personality' Pionus.

The little female Meyers I got, 'Jill', is 5 years old. She doesn't really like to be head-scratched a lot (which is just as well; big ol' me is afraid of accidentally hurting her)...she can ride on my shoulder all day; she likes to preen my lower lip when she's on my shoulder, she loves mixed veggies, especially carrots, and I now have full bird-food dishes in 3 different locations here in my small house. Jill sat on my shoulder almost the entire way during the 100-miles of highway I drove to get her home.

Before I got her, Jill was paired with another Meyers named 'Jack'...Jill made herself available to him, but Jack didn't have a clue; later on, the pet-rescue guy adopted Jack out, leaving Jill alone in a big room full of birds. I think that Jill almost sees me as her mate...she'll look at me, bow down, and extend her wings, driven by the forces of nature, and I feel sad for then I'll put her on my shoulder and stroke her back gently, try to make her feel loved...and she'll emit little chirps when I do that.

Compared to the Pionus I had, Little Jill is fastidious, almost dainty. The Pi could screech loudly, but all Jill does is emit little chirps and the occasional high-pitched whistle if she's wondering where I'm at. And even her whistle is delicate and sweet. Jill doesn't throw seeds and other food around with reckless abandon; she's very demure, ladylike, and really is just a sweetheart. She doesn't talk; I don't care about that...I just want her to be happy.

I bought the Pionus because I'd heard Pi's were mellow. But Jill is everything I thot the Pionus would be. If you've ever seen a picture of a Pionus, you'll marvel at their large eyes...I fell hard for those Pi-eyes. In contrast, there's nothing flashy about Little Jill...dark-grayish in the front, little yellow spots on her head and wing-shoulders. But, she's stealing my heart. She's really a dear. We're getting to know each other, and she's a very enjoyable little creature.

I can take her for walks around the neighborhood...I took her inside a little grocery store and she calmly sat on my shoulder as I made the rounds; the clerks and other customers didn't startle her at all. I find it amazing that little creatures such as this tiny bird can trust us big, huge humans. That's pretty amazing.