Size: 10 - 14 cm / 4 - 5 ½ inches
Life Expectancy: 12 - 20 years
About Pacific Parrotlet
The Pacific Parrotlets are some of the most pernicious and spunky creatures in the Parrot Family. The Pacific Parrotlet, like most Parrotlets, is full of undying energy. You will always see it swinging on its perch or eating seeds or nibbling at the toys. But you will hardly see it sitting still.
The male Pacific Parrotlet has a cobalt blue streak of feathers extending backward from the eye as well as cobalt blue on the back, rump and wings. The females sometimes have an eye streak but it is usually light turquoise or emerald green. The Pacific Parrotlet has a dark green back and wings with light green feathers on the face.
Origin of Pacific Parrotlet
Originating from western Equador to north-western Peru, the Pacific Parrotlets have melted more than a million hearts. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.
Highly intelligent, social creatures, the other features of Pacific Parrotlets are:
- Like all parrots, Pacific Parrotlets are very smart.
- They can be taught to do tricks and to talk.
- Pacific Parrotlets can be delightful companions with big personalities while not requiring a huge cage and not taking a chunk out of your hand while he learns who's head of the flock.
- Can mimic, but the voice is very small and sometimes it is difficult to recognize words.
- Their curious playfulness will keep you entertained and they will be devoted companions for years to come.
The Pacific Parrotlets are sweet, playful little animals. The pacific Parrotlet is known for its fearlessness nature. They, however, often become moody and jealous, and develop hormonal problems during the breeding season. A well-trained Pacific Parrotlet will not undergo such major mood swings. Most pet Pacific Parrotlets are very sweet and lovable. They like it of you pet them as and when you get a chance and scratch their tiny little heads.
Pacific Parrotlet As A Pet
A single Parrotlet makes the best pet. Keeping two in the same cage usually results in aggression and jealousy. Pacific Parrotlets can be strong-willed. They will test their limits with you and need to be taught that you are head of the flock. Since Parrotlets are so small and active it is important to be very careful with them when they are out of their cage. Keep their wings clipped and don't let them walk on the floor.
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