Parrotlets are highly intelligent, affectionate, and undeniably cute, these little birds have been diligently working their way into the homes and hearts of bird lovers around the world. They form strong bonds with their owners and make excellent pets when properly raised and tamed.
Parrotlets are one of the smallest “true parrots”. Parrotlets come in a wide variety of color mutations. They can be a great starter bird for new bird owners. Don’t let their small size fool you, they have giant personalities and they are extremely intelligent. They are bold, sassy, sweet and affectionate. Ideally, the minimum cage size for this bird would be 25’’ long, 21’’ wide and 29’’ high with ½’’ wire spacing.
Parrotlets can live for a very long time, if well taken care of lives for up to 20 years, but many have lived on even into their 30s. For this reason, it is essential that those who are interested in adopting a Parrotlet be sure that they are willing and able to commit a lot of time to care for them. These are pets that will be around for a very long time if things go well, so their owners should be prepared to care for them for many years.
Parrotlets have significant personalities and don’t let their size get in the way when it comes to playing and interacting with their owners and other birds. Those who keep pet Parrotlets often report that they have feisty, lively personalities that seem too big for their little bodies. Please note, Those who own Parrotlets must take the time to handle them every day and provide them with plenty of ways to entertain themselves. Otherwise, the birds may become bored and resort to destructive behaviors. Proper training from the very beginning will help to shape a Parrotlet into a loving and well-behaved pet.
Parrotlets are incredibly active birds in the wild, spending countless hours each day flying, foraging for food, and staying clear of predators. In captivity, their owners need to do what they can to give them as much exercise as they would receive if they were wild birds. While this sounds challenging, there are lots of creative ways to provide pet birds workout.