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Rupa Sutton The Crew... . 🐕 Freya, Finn, Rocco, Pippa 🐎 Eva, Luca 🕊 Winter, Sprig, River, Willow 🐈 Everest 🌸 @blooms.everafter ©️Freya Ever After Prints ⤵️ https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreyaEverAfter
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I thought i would try to answer some questions about how i created a bond with my birds...
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willow was just the cutest little blue ball of fluff as a baby 😍 she’s about 2 months old in this throwback. she was so sweet and would cuddle up in my hair. now it’s a bit different of a relationship between us. once she paired up with sprig, she really didn’t want anything to do with me. she’s also gone through a hormonal time as she grows up. i can see her starting to come out of it now and calming down some though she is a busy body by nature. i get many questions about how i train my birds to like me. honestly, my approach is just to spend time with them without asking too much from them. eventually their curiosity wins out and they come over. i talk and sing to them as they love sound. stand close by when they eat and maybe eat something also (be a member of the flock). it can take a lot of time and patience. it took sprig over a year but he’s now letting me pet him. i didn’t think that would ever happen. at the moment, he’s the only one who will let me do that. also, the best way to bond (with parrotlets in any case) is to only bring in one at a time to your family. it’s much harder to have them bond with you when they are first bonded to another bird. create your bond first, then think about another. and if you do get a second, do a 30 day quarantine from your other bird for it’s safety. use that time to bond with your new bird. offer treats but don’t force it. i would spend 30 mins (or until my arm got tired) with my palm outstretched with a treat on it waiting to let the bird come to it. it may take a week or weeks for them to come to it. patience is key. don’t grab the bird or force it. eventually it will happen and it’ll be their choice and with a positive outcome so they will want to repeat it. also, let me just mention that there is no guarantee that if you get more than one parrotlet that they will like each other. they are aggressive little birds and can be a handful at times.

birds are different from dogs and cats. it may take much more to gain their trust, but when you do, it is so rewarding! hope this helps. take your time and good luck

comment 153 star 10,512 16 hours ago

It’s an oldie this morning cause i am battling with my computer again. those who talk to me regularly know that technology absolutely hates me 😩 i’ve had 4 new computers in 10 years. is that normal? i would think they should last longer than 2-3 years? ugh. hope i can get this thing working right soon🤞🏼
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comment 207 star 10,047 Yesterday

This picture of river and rain is part of the 5 print set special that’s in my shop. many thanks to everyone who’s purchased it. these are some of my most treasured pictures. the set will be available until tomorrow night if you were thinking of picking it up but haven’t yet (link to my shop in bio) 💙

ps i did a pretty good job being productive yesterday despite my distractions 🐥🐶🐱🐴 and got some things scratched off my list 🙌🏼
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comment 178 star 12,319 2 days ago

Hi monday. we’re ready. let’s do this 👊🏼
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happy new week everyone! i’ve gotta get my act together and get busy this week. i’m making a list today and getting productive. going to do my best to focus despite all the adorable distractions 🐥🐶🐱🐴 around me. it’s so hard!! wish me luck 😅🤞🏼
#butfirstcoffee .
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comment 205 star 12,992 3 days ago

Eva and luca enjoying a beautiful snowy sunset a couple of years back ❄️🖤
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i have to tell you guys a story real quick cause i think it was so cute. i’ve been obsessed with the song “sunflower” by @postmalone and have it on my playlist. the floofs love music but get especially drawn to certain songs. they love dancing queen by @abbaofficial and i noticed they liked sunflower too. so while i was out running errands the other day, i put the song on for them on repeat. that night after the floofs went to bed (they put themselves up in their open cages once the sun sets and i cover with a blanket), i sat down to edit and put on my playlist. the birds, once in bed, don’t make a sound all night. well tonight when sunflower came on, i heard the softest chirping. then it started getting a little louder. sprig was singing to the song ☺️ he sang until it ended and then was quiet again. it was just the most adorable thing. that’s all. just wanted to share cause i can’t believe i have a bird who loves a post malone song enough to sing to it while half asleep 😂
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comment 315 star 13,343 5 days ago

I think this is the first heart i’ve captured of sprig and willow 💙

in case you were wondering who the naughty one was from a couple of posts back...it isn’t pippa with her perpetually worried look! it is without a doubt rocco 🐒 he lifts his leg on everything and right in front of your face, then turns around and gives you his “ok, now let’s play!!!” face 🤦🏻‍♀️ he also barks his head off while playing or when he wants to be tucked in...and yeah for real, he demands to be tucked in 😳 he tricks the other dogs out of the cozy places by pretending to want to play with them. then when they get up to play he goes and steals their spot 😆 the little guy owns his naughtiness without a shred of guilt. go look at his face again. you can totally see it there 🤨 but he is also the sweetest cuddle buddy. he avoids conflict but will always protect pippa and ever from the big guys if he thinks it’s needed. if finn gets hyper focused on ever, rocco immediately starts barking to let me know and positions himself between them. he loves everyone he meets and will give you lovely licks that go straight up your nose 😝
so... as naughty as he is, all is quickly forgiven and of course he makes it onto the nice list every time...just barely 🐒❤️
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comment 314 star 17,733 6 days ago

👋🏼🙊💦
we are so excited about our @instagram feature last night! just wanted to say “hello” 👋🏼 to our new followers and give a little intro to our crew. our fur and feather family consists of 4 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat and 4 birds (pacific parrotlets that i often refer to as the floofs). things can be kinda crazy at our house but also lots of fun. i share a lot of “real life” in my stories as pictures don’t show the mess and destruction that comes with having so many animals... not that i would change a single thing. they’re worth it all and so much more ❤️❤️
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comment 298 star 15,213 1 weeks ago

Naughty or nice? one of these three skirts the naughty list every year 🙊 who could it be?
(from left to right...freya, pippa and rocco) 😇😈🤔
#waybackwednesday .
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comment 549 star 20,124 2 weeks ago

River aka blue dino 🦕
this guy. he flirts with winter. he flirts with willow. he flirts with me 🤦🏻‍♀️ he is such a charmer. can you see it in his eye? 😏🥰😂
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comment 169 star 12,851 2 weeks ago

We’re hiding from monday. sshhhh 🤫

have a great week everyone! 😂
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comment 299 star 14,814 2 weeks ago

I feel like i should be sharing bright cheery holiday themed photos but instead my editing is drawn to a darker and moodier feel these days. i’ve learned over the years that fighting it only ends in frustration so i hope you won’t mind 🖤

i took this last month and you can see the last of the bleached summer hair around luca’s eye still hanging on. it’s gone now and black once again but he still has the red highlights in his mane 😍

comment 251 star 9,435 2 weeks ago

Layers upon layers of perfection. each feather, a work of art in itself but together, they’re like a beautiful, flowing melody 🧡
happy 1st of december!
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comment 310 star 15,853 2 weeks ago