The Pacific parrotlet is sometimes known as the pocket parrot likely because of its small size, growing to around 8 to 11 cm in height these natives from Peru and Ecuador are perfect birds to have as an indoor pet especially to those living in apartments. They can be vocal that they are not especially noisy and not prone to screaming like some species of parrot and most cockatoos
Pacific parrots are dimorphic meaning males can be distinguished from females by colour. The males and females are mostly green the males however have splashes of bright blue behind our eyes as well is on their backs. They can come in other colour varieties such as blue, lutino and even albino.
Parrotlets can be feisty little devils often becoming unruly unless they have had proper handling. They do best flying Solo as they are prone to displays of aggression towards other birds. A hand-fed parrotlet without other birds to compete with can make for a delightfully sweet and lovable companion. Individuals that were brought up and socialised together should be fine to be kept together.
Exercise and Health
Parrotlets are high energy go go go birds. They need ample room to play and plenty of things to play with. Always ensure that they have a multitude of toys inside and outside the cage – outside the cage, they will also undoubtedly select many of your belongings as the toys.
The need out of cage time of no less than one hour per day preferably longer to exercise their wings stretch their legs and to ensure good muscle tone and bone density.
They generally healthy birds and despite their small size they can live for up to 30 years
understandably in such a highly active bird Pacific power outlets have voracious appetites fuelling an extremely high metabolism. Your local pet shop should be other supplying a parrotlet style feed which should be supplemented with fruits and vegetables as well is high protein sources such as cooked meat and eggs.