Can Pacific Parrotlets talk?

Yes, Parrotlets have the ability to talk and learn a variety of words and sounds.  As soon as your Pacific Parrotlets is hand-tamed, start considering speech lessons. If your parrotlet has been raised by hand, directly from the nest, taming and training, as well as learning certain words is possible. Teaching your Parrotlet words is fairly easy as long as the trainer works with patience.

Do Parrotlets need DNA testing to determine sex?

Determining the sex of a Pacific Parrotlet is rather easy and can be done without going through the process of having the Parrotlet DNA sexed. All male Parrotlets have a royal-cobalt blue coloring located on the rump (back), above the eyes, and on their wings. The female Parrotlets are solid in color. The only Parrotlet which requires DNA lab sexing and can’t be done visually are the Albino Parrotlets.

For Example: A Green Pacific Parrotlet that is solid green in color with no royal cobalt blue markings is a female (second parrotlet picture below). A Green Pacific Parrotlet with royal cobalt blue markings located on the rump, eyes, and wings would absolutely be a male Parrotlet (first parrotlet picture below).

Pacific Parrotlet: Green Male
Pacific Parrotlet: Green Female

Pacific Parrotlet: Demeanor & Temper

Celestial Pacific Parrotlets can at times be feisty little buggers. One should never purchase a Parrotlet just because you find them cool in coloring or because they are small. Before purchasing any bird including a Parrotlet, the new owner should dedicate time researching a Parrotlets personality and characteristics, along with asking questions to qualified breeds and/or avian vet.

Parrotlets should not be overlooked in favor of more widely known types of birds; any bird owner, including Parrotlet owners will tell you that all birds possess all the intelligence and attitude of the largest of macaws. Pacific Parrotlets are fairly quiet companions, making them ideal for families who live in apts. or condos. Many of our satisfied customers come from the East Coast States & confirmed this claim.

Hand-Fed American Yellow Parrotlet