Parrotlet ID needed/ needs a buddy

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Parrotlet ID needed/ needs a buddy

Post by Chanel 6 » Wed, 10 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Greetings,
I recently aquired a tiny Parrotlet but don't know what type he is,
he is per***ly on the underside & chest light green, slighlty
darker light green on his back, head and wings, beige beak & feet, under
his wings but on his back is a little light patch of blue
thats hardly noticable and he has a little blue near his eyes. His eyes
are yellow.
Also is there any way to sex him as he seems so lonely and picks his
wing feathers,
I do have him in a window where he can see other birds in a tree and
that seems to make him happier that just being up against a room wall in
the house. He is very chatty and cute, shy and not
handable really but I think I want to find him a buddy or girlfriend.
PLEASE email me .
Thanks
 
 
 

Parrotlet ID needed/ needs a buddy

Post by Somebody Els » Wed, 10 Feb 1999 04:00:00


This sounds like a male pacific parrotlet.

Does the blue extend through the eye as a stripe?  If so, this is an
indication that this is likely a male.  Most of the parrotlets are ***ly
dimorphic, although the differences are relatively small.

Parrotlets are somewhat prone to feather plucking in my (very limited)
experience, and our male plucked whereas the female didn't.

He may well appreciate the addition of a mate, but you may lose the pet
quality of the bird once he has a mate.  (They tend to bond to their mate,
and lose the human-bond that may be present), and parrotlets pack a BUNCH of
attitude in a very small bird.  Our*** would routinely whip the M2 when
presented with the opportunity.  He'd also run across the room for the
chance to bite my toes if he saw me barefoot (he loved my wife, and
absolutely HATED me).

They are super little birds, and behave more like 6 ft. tall amazon parrots,
IMO.  I don't know how they pack so much attitude and personality in such a
small package.

Unfortunately, feather plucking and some other health problems seem to be
fairly common in the breed.  Whether this is due to inbreeding or is simply
a facet of the species, I couldn't say.

Bob

Quote:

>Greetings,
>I recently aquired a tiny Parrotlet but don't know what type he is,
>he is per***ly on the underside & chest light green, slighlty
>darker light green on his back, head and wings, beige beak & feet, under
>his wings but on his back is a little light patch of blue
>thats hardly noticable and he has a little blue near his eyes. His eyes
>are yellow.
>Also is there any way to sex him as he seems so lonely and picks his
>wing feathers,
>I do have him in a window where he can see other birds in a tree and
>that seems to make him happier that just being up against a room wall in
>the house. He is very chatty and cute, shy and not
>handable really but I think I want to find him a buddy or girlfriend.
>PLEASE email me .
>Thanks