Should I adopt a Male Pacific Parrotlet? Or adopt a Female Pacific Parrotlet?. Are Green Pacific Parrotlets smarter vs other Parrotlet Color Mutations? These sort of Pacific Parrotlet questions are often asked by a majority of customers for various reasons. Some customers have read information on this topic yet heard something completely opposite. You will find strong opinions to this question as Parrotlet owners/breeders who have had positive experience with males/females or a certain color will tell you “only buy an X or Y” or if they have had a bad experience will undoubtably tell you the opposite.
The way Parrotletbirds Aviary approaches these questions are relating them to human life.
For Example: You have 2 children, a son and a daughter. Your best friend who is expecting a new born ask you “Do you prefer a boy or girl? Which child has a better personality? Smarter? Friendlier?” One would imagine your answer wouldn’t be “a boy” or “a girl” – Each and every child (or in this case a Pacific Parrotlet) shares some similar characteristics, however, they are also each unique and different in many ways.
The owner, the environment, how much time you spend with your new Parrotlet companion AND how you socialize your Parrotlet are very important. Those seeking to adopt a baby Pacific Parrotlet often select a male because they are more colorful (Dark Blue coloring on rump, wings, eyelids). However, BOTH can be sweet and loving as well as ALL mutation colors. If you are looking for a parrotlet with a specific personality type, please contact us and we will let you know if we have a Parrotlet compatible with your family.
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Clipping the wings is a painless process and, in fact, a temporary one because the flight feathers will grow back with each successive molt. The objective of wing-clipping is to limit a parrotlets ability to generate upward lift but retain the ability to glide downward to prevent injury from a fall.
1) Pacific Parrotlets have a great lift and need more feathers clipped
2) Clip primary feathers on BOTH wings.
3) Primary coverts, secondary feathers and secondary coverts are NOT
4) Clip both wings to give Parrotlet proper balance.
5) Restrain head, both feet and the opposite wing.
6) Be careful NOT to restrict chest.
7) Hold wing at base of humerus.
8) Clip first four or five primaries at the base of the shaft, below feathered
9) Can leave the first two primaries for aesthetics and clip an additional
10) Do not clip feathers with blood shaft.
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
Parrotletbirds.com suggest limiting the amount of clutches each parrotlet breeding pair is allowed to produce in any given year. If proper care along with a hardy and healthy diet is given to your parrotlet breeding pair(s), We would venture to say most parrotlet pairs can produce fertile clutches along with healthy babies for at least 4-6 years.
There have been many cases where parrotlet breeding pairs continued to produce healthy clutches at a much older age, however, Parrotletbirds does not recommend breeding your parrotlets after an age of around 8 years. Everyone needs a break eventually!
~ Parrotletbirds are the proud owners of the following Pacific Parrotlet Breeding Pairs ~
Dilute Blue (M) w. Turquoise Split Yellow (F)
Yellow Split White (M) w/ Yellow Split White (F)
Dom. Green Split Blue Pied (F) w. Yellow Split Blue (M)
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