Letty's Paws and Feather's

Home of your "Yorkies" & "Parrots"

FAQ for YORKSIRE TERRIER 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Q: What type of Breeder are you ?

A: I am a small hobby breeder that only raises 2 to 3 litters per year so that I can give each puppy the full attention they deserve. I do not have hired help and do this all on my own, I feel that as a mother I would not like for anothet person raising my children therefore I raise my puppies with my own two hands and of course with mommy's help too.

Q: How are yorkies around children ?

A: Yorkies make excellent pets for children. They are playful, graceful and, peaceful pets. They are affectionate and loyal.

Q: What are the command health problems on a Yorkshire Terrier "yorkie" ?

A: Patellar, Luxation, Collapsing Trachea, Portosystemic shunts "PSS" and Intervertebral disc disease

Q: What type of puppy food do you feed your yorkies ?

A: Eukanuba small breed, its small and makes it better for them to bite and not choke

Q: How are yorkies with allergies ?

A: Yorkies are one of the best breeds for allergy sufferers

Q: Why does one pup cost more than another ?

A: Size, weight, and features determine the price

FAQ for PARROTS

                                                    

Q: Where do they come from ?

A: Conures originate in South and Central Amera. They are forest dwellers for the most part, are strong, swift flyers, gregarious and sometimes quite rauous. Their wild diet consist of seeds, fruits, nuts, beries some insects and their larvae.

Q. What is their life span ?

A: A life span of 25 to 35 years for most species of conures is possivle; however, in captivity, it is usually much less due to primarily hazards in the environment 

Q: What's their personality like ?

A: The conure is a big bird in a little body, typically outgoing and adventuresome, curious and playful, unmindful that they may be tackling a much larger creature that they are. They are territorial and will not hesitate to try to run a larger bird(or dog or cat) out of their territory! They are usually very tacy=tile, craving bodily contact from their favorite person. Conures can be excellent companions, affectionate (and demanding), quite and noisy, and entertainting to watch, as they acrobat around a cage or home, dangle upside down and "attact" a toy. As with other parrot species, a handfed conure that has properly socialized can be a devoted and wonderful companion and they need to have daily contact with their "flock", be it one person or a family

Q: Do they talk ? Are they Loud ?

A: Conures very expressive of their emotions with their own body language and vocalizations.  Their main forte is their personality.  Some do talk, but most say only a few words. The Aratinga conures are louder than the Pyrrhuras and certain of the Aratingas can be particularly loud (e.g., mitred, blue crown and sun

Q: What are potential behavior problems ?

A: Similar to ALL parrots, conures can develop negative behaviors such as excessive screaming, manic activities, biting and (rarely) feather-picking. Biting, as a consequence of not having the interaction rules established, is the most common problem encountered with a companion conure. Since they are territorial, they may resent other humans or pets and appropriate behavior modifications need to be made

Q: What do they eat ?

A: Most conures love fruit and vegetables and should have them regular. A good maintenance pellet, high quality seeds and if possible, sprouted seeds, will provide the rest of the diet. cooked rice/bean mixes are also desirable.  Healthy table food in moderation is fine, but no caffeine (coffee, chocolate, very salty or sweet foods, or avocados). A cuttlebone or mineral block is suggested for additional calcium.  Fresh water daily is a must