Before You Buy
We offer a seven-day health guarantee on our handfed birds. A mandatory educational care sheet will be gone over at time of purchase. You must provide your bird with suitable shelter, food, water, vitamins and minerals from time of purchase.
We suggest that within three days (72 hours) of purchase, you bring your bird to an avian vet for a complete examination. This is at the cost of the pet owner. Should any health problem occur or be discovered, inform us IMMEDIATELY, with a written report otherwise the health guarantee is void. Any veterinary fees at this point need to be cleared by Exotic Wings & Pet Things Inc.
The health guarantee does not apply if there is another bird in your home that was not purchased from Exotic Wings & Pet Things Inc. or if the bird leaves the store unclipped.
We cannot guarantee the gender or temperament of your bird. Our handfed birds are tame but may take some time to adjust to their new surroundings. The more time is spent socializing with your pet bird after they have settled into your household, the better your relationship with your pet will be. After the seven day period any warranty will be at the discretion of Exotic Wings & Pet Things Inc.
|Common Name||Pacific Parrotlet|
|Latin Name||Forpus coelestis|
|Average Lifespan||15 Years|
|Average Length||5.5 Inches|
|Average Weight||35 grams|
Noise Level & Talking Ability
Pacific Parrotlets are generally regarded as quieter birds. They can be quite vocal, but aren't capable of producing overly loud noises relative to many other parrots. The sounds are most often short chirps, but they can chitter and "squeal" as well. While they are regarded as quiet in a volume sense, parrotlets are quite vocal and like to voice their opinion. Parrotlets are somewhat capable of mimicking speech, but it is not something they're known for being particularly good at.
Many people will say parrotlets are the smallest parrots when talking about pacific parrotlets. This is partly true, the smallest parrot is a parrotlet, but not a pacific parrotlet. That said, these li'l guys are certainly still VERY small. The naturally occurring colour form is a lightish green, with males having a greyish-green back and wings, often giving the light-green face a mask-like appearance. The beak and feet are both light pink. Both males and females can have blue "eyeliner", as well as a blue coloured rump. These traits do tend to be more prominent in males, though. Pacific parrotlets are dimorphic and male VS female can be determined by looking at the flight feathers. In this region, males will have very noticeable royal blue feathers, whereas hens will lack the blue. Pacific parrotlets are bred in many colour mutations, and birds which are green, blue, white, and yellow can be found - sometimes even all four colours on one individual! They have a fairly typical "parrot" form; short wedge-like tail, hooked beak, zygodactyl toes, proportionately fitting wings, and a fairly round body.
Must have strong discipline to maintain good pet quality. Not recommended to be the first choice of pet bird for young children. 10 lbs of personality in a 30g bag! A good description of their personality is "New Yorker with feathers".
Parrotlets are fun, little pocket-sized, intelligent, and full of spunk. They are one of the smallest species of parrots, and one of the most demanding. They require a lot of attention and make good pets! Okay with children but have to have proper discipline.
Need lots of interaction on a day-to-day basis. Parrotlets are tiny birds but will make use of the whole cage. They are very busy and will need to play and interact with lots of toys. Since they have such a strong personality they will often think they are the “biggest bird” in any room. It’s best to provide limited shoulder time with these birds unless they are very well trained and behaved.
Offer seeds daily with pellets made always available in the cage. It’s recommended not to leave the seeds in the cage full time, just offer them daily. Pellets should remain the main diet. Fresh vegetables, sprouts, and some grains should be offered as frequently as possible, with some fruit on occasion.
Please note: if you are just taking a new bird home it is best practice to always leave their desired food in the cage full time. Water should always be available.
Parrotlets are one of the few species of parrots that need a small amount of seeds every day. They eat almost constantly. Their metabolism is very high to support such a tiny body.
Although parrotlets are small, they do appreciate a little extra space. These energetic parrots will use just about every inch you give them. It is very important that parrotlets have plenty of toys, and a good variety of perches, They particularly benefit from foraging toys, where they can release a little extra steam searching for the tasty treats hidden inside.
|Age of Maturity||8 Months|
|Average Clutch Size||4 Eggs|
|Nest Box||6 x 6 x 6 Inches|
|Breeding Life||8 Years|