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Parrotlet Information

What are Parrotlets?

Parrotlets are among the smallest amazon Parrots in the world. Most people referred to them as "Pocket Parrots". Because they are so small, they can fit into your pockets. There are diferent species of Parrotlets.

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The most commonly bred Parrotlets in Captivity is called the Pacific or Celestial Parrotlets. The Pacific or Celstial Parrotlets are also the most popular Parrotlets kept as pets. There are many different mutations in the Pacific or Celestial Parrotlets as well.

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parrotlets as pets

Being one of the smallest Parrots in the world, they can make great pets. However, Parrotlets can be quite nippy. So, before getting one as pet, please do as much research as possible.

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Pellets or Seed Diet for your Parrotlets

I know that lots of Avian Vets recommended that Parrotlets and most birds should be converted to pellets. However, I do doubt that pellets are a complete source of foods for them. At my aviary, I feed a mix of different seeds, dried fruits, dried vegetables, and mix of pellets. We live in Southern California and all that are fresh cannot stay in the cage long. However, you can make up your own decision on what you want to feed your Parrotlets.

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Parrotlets common diseases and behaviors

To own a Parrotlet or any bird, you also need to be awared that there are a lot of diseases that they can get. And there are many different disorders they can have as well. And knowing the diseases and the disorders as well the symptoms associated with them, you will be able to intervene early and get the proper treatment for them.

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Breeding Parrotlets

Parrotlets are not the easiest bird to breed. However, you do need to know the basic if you want to start breeding Parrotlets.

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Breeding Basics

Regardless what kind of birds you are interested in breeding or breeding currently, there are basic breeding habits that you should be practicing. For most breeders, the first thing is never breed red eyes to red eyes. A lot of breeders know this but most may know how devasting it can be to their breeding program. Want to know more?.

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Why eggs don't hatch?

When breeding any bird, we expect all fertile eggs to hatch. However, a lot of those fertile eggs do not hatch. Why?

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Parrotlet Mutations

There are different species of Parrotlets. However, the only one with the most mutations is the Pacific or Celestial Parrolets. There so many Pacific Parrolet mutations and that is why they are so popular among Parrotlet breeders.

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Household Products that are dangerous to parrotlets

There are a lot of things that can be dangerous to Parrotlets.

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Foods that are dangerous to Parrotlets

We know if it's not good for us, it's probably not good for Parrotlets. However, not all common foods are that are safe to us are safe for Parrotlets. In fact, there are a few things that Parrotlets should not be eating.

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Grits

Grits are not necessary for Parrotlets. In fact, grits can be dangerous to all members of the Parrot family.

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Taming Parrotlets

Many people have their own ways to tame birds. And there are a lot of information out there. You can start by going to YouTube and do a search. However, if you want to see how I tame my birds, you are welcome to visit my YouTube Channel.

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Cuttlebone

All birds can eat cuttlebone. It's a great supplement that provide birds with calcium.

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Oyster Shells

While normal grits can be dangerous for Parrotlets, crushed oyster shells can be a great way to add more calcium to your Parrotlets.

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Vitamins and mineral supplements

To keep your pet Parrotlets in top conditon and health, vitamins and mineral supplements are necesarry for that.

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housing

Whatever birds you are keeping as pets, knowing and having the right cage is important. Parrotlets are small parrots. Therefore, the bar spacing should be small as well.

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Feeding Parrotlets

Don't just feed them seeds or just pellets. It's always good to provide as many different varieties of foods for you Parrotlets as possible.

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Clipping their wings

There are debates on both sides of the spectrum. Some owners like to clip the birds wings and some do not. You can listen to the expert.

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unsafe bird toys

There are a lot of unsafe bird toys out in the market. Though, some toy makers may not know, but as bird owner, you need to know as much as you can. See what toys are not safe.

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Need help?

If you need general help with the birds you got from me, there are a lot of resources available Facebook.  There are a lot of forums that are dedicated to certain species of birds.  You can join these forums and it will help you on some of your questions.  Whether you want to know if htere are breeders in your area or breeding, there are other breeders in there that can help you.  You can get different opinions on different subjects.   These forums can get you started.  Here is a list of the forums on Parrotlets you can join :

 

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