Animal Stories - Red-bellied Parrot

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   Red-Bellied Parrots are excellent talkers, extremely acrobatic and awesome looking!
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Janice - 2012-07-05
I have 2 male red bellied parrots for sale. One is a former pet, 4 yrs old. Talks a bit but does not like to pet handled anymore. The other is an untamed male 5-6 yrs of age. Neither one has been bred. Asking $300 each. Sorry, no shipping. Can possibly meet partway in Florida. email if interested:

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  • Guadalupe Mendozalike - 2013-06-06
    Do you have any african red bellied birds. I'm very much interested. On buying these birds. Thank you for you prompt response. Guadalupe LM
  • karen - 2014-11-08
    i am interested in your birds.thxs
Ashley - 2011-01-22
Just reading this thread... Where are you all from? I am a keeper of Many poicephauls parrots and I am keen to gain contact with other keepers and breeders.. I am based in the north of the united Kingdom, I bet you are all American knowing my luck.

Please email me

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  • Lisa - 2013-04-23
    I have a new baby I just got 7 days ago and not sure when I or how I should start training. He was scared so I havent bother him alot other than talk to him. He did fly from Austin to Missouri where I picked him up so I thought I should give him time to settle in. Thanks for any help!!
  • Anonymous - 2013-05-03
    I thought I was replying to Lisa. I'm sure I have a brother of your red-bellied if that is what you got and I assume you got it from Scott at Old World. Did you get the female with the missing toes? I've had mine home for three or four weeks now and he sttill isn't stepping up or coming to my hand but I am not rushing him. He has started to come over and visit me but he still likes to bite. I just don't think he knows any better yet. All in all, for 7 months old he is a beautiful and quite enjoyable little guy. I've had amazons in the past so this is a whole new world for me.
Jayashree Manoharan - 2013-02-04
Hi, my 7 weeks old Alexandria is not eating properly. He takes very little bit of almonds and other grains but he likes to take variety of humans regular food. He likes to take non-veg. Is it ok? Can I proceed to feed him human foods? Please suggest to me some good and healthy foods which he likes to take.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-02-06
    He's very young, barely just weaned I would guess.  I am guessing his tendency to want human foods is probably because he's  mimicing what you are eating. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it sounds like its setting up a bad habit. I would offer bird seed and pelleted food, and some fruits and veggies as treats. I would avoid other types of human foods, at least until he is more established with regular bird food, to avoid feeding problems throughout his life.
  • Sandy - 2013-03-03
    Scrabbled eggs, cottage cheese (just a little) oatmeal, cream of wheat with toast. Calcium is important. I have a male red bellied parrot (Razzy) He will be 23 in April. I've had him since he was a baby. I have a good avian vet so I got excellent advice when he was young. He has been on Harrison bird pellets but prefers human food. He gets chicken almost every night he loves to eat the bone marrow right out of the leg. For breakfast I feed him a good quality bread (orowheats winter wheats best) it's full of nuts and seeds I put a thin thin layer of adams salt free peanut butter 1/2 pc and a little apple, banana. For dinner his chicken (boiled) and mixed veggies (frozen kind) peas, corn, green beans and lima beans (heated) for dinner and he loves it. He always has a bowl of pellets and raw nuts. I only give him a parrot safflower seed mix on special occasions it's like candy. Razzy is a very healthy beautiful boy. He comes out of his cage everyday and eats and plays on a tree. Parrots thrive on ROUTINE ROUTINE they need to know when they will eat, get attention etc, etc. Hope this helps...
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.
Granny - 2012-04-14
I have 2 African Red Bellies for sale. They are clutchmates and are 4 months old. 1 male and 1 female. They were not handfed so would make good breeders. $350 each. Will ship at buyers expense.

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  • Luis de la Torre - 2012-04-26
    I've been desperately looking for a male red bellied parrot that is of breeding age. Do you have any older single males for sale?
  • scarlet - 2012-05-13
    I am very interested in purchasing your female red belly parrot. I have a male who is named Monet. He really needs a little friend. I can be reached at 817-888-2220. Please respond ASAP.
    Thank you,
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.