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Mini and Fullsize Parrot by Pickleweasel360 Mini and Fullsize Parrot by Pickleweasel360
This parrot is called a White Bellied Caique. I had never seen one of these before now. Here is a photo of a real one. [link] This was an order from Etsy by the same person who asked for Twisty the Llama.

They are based on a parrot named Paddle. Unfortunately she passed away and that's why she requested these to remember her by. I was lucky enough to get to see videos and photos of her to work on these. She was such a darling little bird.

The full size one is pretty close to the real height Paddle was. I tried something new for the beak. It seems a little large but I like the curve it gives on the end. The feet have heavy wire in them so that they can grip and hold onto a surface. It can balance by itself as you can see. The wings also lift up.

The mini one also had poseable feet, but they are pipe cleaners. They feet are bigger so that it can balance and grip things better. The wings on it also lift up.

I had a lot of fun making these. I tried to pay attention to the small details especially since this is in memory of her lost bird.

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EDIT: I forgot to add this. I started off using this pattern to make the large one. [link] After a few rows into the body I started making it up as I went. It was a good base to start off with. It does have some helpful techniques in it. A modified version of the wing is what I used for the mini one. There is a tutorial for wrapped wire feet also. Its not the one that I used but you could easily change it to make a variety of different fe
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Hikatsuke Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O great, this is really realistic!
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SN2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
sorry for your loss :( that happened to me too with my lovebirds (all 4 died mysteriously in 1 night :? and i couldn't find the cause of death)
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice work:clap:
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borysbrytva Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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CleverRose Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ..... I LOVE CAIQUESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...I HAVE ONE !!!!!!!!!:3
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful work! :clap: I love all the little details you put into these two. The feathers, poseable wings and feet, the colors, the eyes! I'm sure the new owner is proud! :D
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MCalhen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
What a beautiful job, particularly on the wings! I find them absolutely stunning! :D I always find your stuff so wonderful, I can't believe I didn't have you on my watch list. (I just had to check. o.o)

It's great that you have made her for the person to remember Paddle by. :3 Such an amazing dedication.
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kreepykim Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very well done!
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PatiLee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
The little one is cute with those strangely big feet. you said it's for balance, but still... Cute! :D
You did a great job with the two parrots!
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Bunnysfriend Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow you don't stop to amaze me xD
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YunisUnis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well aren't you just a talented little bugger. ;) Nicely done!
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JosieMT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so much detail ! nice work =3
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AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
These turned out fantastic! The amount of detailing in the feathers is just astounding.
Very awesomely done. I bet the owner will love them. :)
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
very pretty :)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thatīs so adorable!
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Chookums Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work with the details, especially the effort you put into the full sized Paddle with the individual feathers :)
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LittleRedToyota Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I love them!!! :la: Please please please sell this pattern!
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was a very altered version of this: [link] I used the head and part of the body for it. After that it was all free form. There is a cockatoo pattern that person has too, but it was WAY too large scale for me to use.
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LittleRedToyota Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thanks! :) I'm still new to crocheting, so I am not good at altering stuff yet. I'll get there, I hope... =D You're a big inspiration to me!
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Catpop Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! You should do a Rainbow Lorikeet, they have a similar body and beak and are all over the place in Australia ^^
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! It looks wonderful enough, but that its feet and wings are moveable really puts it over the top.
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Brookette Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Awesome! 
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:.......................:iconawesome-plz:
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SilverTwilight05 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
OMG these are adorable! You've done it again, amazing work.
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HookedonaGoodYarn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really impressive!
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MilesofCrochet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such beautiful work, and what a sweet cause. I love all of the detail! That's a really nice beak on the larger one, and the feathers are awesome. I love the detail in those wings (and I think the black felt underneath looks absolutely fine). So gorgeous!
Makes me want to try and make Ruby, our scarlet macaw. Except she's rather bratty and doesn't deserve it, lol. I think making realistic birds is intimidating, wings in general are a challenge to me, and your feathered wings and tail are so lovely. Fantastic job! :heart:
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queenbeira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
my boss has one as a pet her name is Nagie, they are fun little guys. They like doing tricks
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She had a video of this one that would roll over when you pointed at it and said Bang. Its was very cute.
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queenbeira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
awww too cute, my boss's puts a ball in a hoop
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww! That would be so cool to see :3
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queenbeira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
IT is cute I can ask if she can make a video
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