Does anyone else have parrotlets?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Luvs chickens, May 22, 2011.

  1. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone else has parrotlets? I bought 2 as sisters but, I believe them to be a pair due to their behaviors.......[​IMG] . I was hoping to get them friendly enough to be handled. Is this possible? They are so cute and fun to watch. [​IMG]
     
  2. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must be the only person in the world with parrotlets. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Rollerman

    Rollerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be difficult if not impossible to hand tame if you have two caged together. Even then I am not for sure how tame they will be. I have heard of very tame ones but most I jave seen are not as friendly.But they are very fun even if not hand tame. And if you have a pair thtas great,you can raise some. That is a fun project!
     
  4. Callducknut14

    Callducknut14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of Pacific Parrotlets. They are great little birds,smart and alot of fun! [​IMG]
     
  5. Luvs chickens

    Luvs chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you bred them and if so . what type of a nest box did you use? [​IMG]
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  6. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, we have a single Pacific green Parrotlet female. She was purchased to be my son's bird - but guess who she decided to love? Argh! Why me?!

    She's now about 3 1/2yrs old. Hoping she'll have a good long life with us - her picture below, she was 'doin the dance' or head wriggle, as she was SO happy! She especially does it when we give her plain cheerios.

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    If you have a pair, please be aware that they will NOT bond to you. The male Parrotlet has dark blue markings on their wings. Do a quick google search for pictures from breeders and you'll be able to spot the difference pretty quickly.

    Please look into possibility of selling any offspring prior to starting to breed. You can 'thwart' some mating if you limit their hours of sunlight. Just as chickens require a certain number of hours of light in order to produce eggs - so do Parrotlets. If ours is 'up' more than 12hrs she gets REALLY cranky! We've had her now just about 2yrs, and she's never laid an egg because of limiting light (we get her up at 8am, she goes to bed at 8pm).

    They're really wonderful little birds! Enjoy yours!
     
  7. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I realize this post is a bit old,but I thought I'd kick it in the butt. The nest box should be outside the cage. When the bird is looking out the nest box hole, they should only see the inside of there cage(Not other birds, TV or Window) Breeding Parrotlet's should not be allowed to see other parrotlet's. Some times the male will kill the female if he can see others. I have an extra female I'd like to find a male for. If any one has 1 for sale or trade in my area.
     
  8. beowulf1877

    beowulf1877 Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife breeds them as well. You can put the box at the bottom of a large cage. Worked just fine as long as they can't see any other birds. My wife did this until she upgraded to breeder cages and expanded her operation. She started with one breeding pair, now she has six.
     
  9. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Life is Good, That is a boy! The males have the blue stripe by the eye's.
     
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  10. LSBuckOE

    LSBuckOE Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a green male. 6 months old & about 10 words in his vocabulary already! :) <3
     

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