Parrotlet or Celestial Parrotlet (Forpus Coelestis) is the most
popular specie of the Parrotlets. Pacific Parrotlets are easy to
identify. These Parrotlets are just about 5 inch. in height and weighs
approx. 30 grams. Pacific Parrotlets have been known to live 20
or more years.
How long do Pacific Parrotlets live?
While baby Celestial Pacific Parrotlets are so adorable when little, their life expectancy can be enjoyed for 20+ years.
How to sex Parrotlets? Do Parrotlets need DNA testing to determine sex?
Sexing Parrotlets is rather easy. All males 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.
solid yellow color (no blue markings) is a female. A Parrotlet with royal cobalt blue markings located on the rump, eyes,
wings would absolutely be a male Parrotlet. The only Parrotlet which requires DNA sexing and can’t be done visually are the Albino Pacific Parrotlets (bright white w/ red eyes).
Can Parrotlets talk?
as soon as your Parrotlet is hand-tamed,
start considering speech lessons. If your Pacific 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 molt? Do they have mood swings during this period?
Yes. Pacific Parrotlets can become very
aggressive and at times stressed during this stage, however, it should only last for a temporary period.
At what age do Pacific Parrotlets usually molt?
Pacific Parrotlets usually begin the first molting around 4-5 months old.
How much sleep do Parrotlets require?
We suggest giving your Parrotlet at least 10 hours of
sleep. If your Parrotlet is located in a busy area. For Example your
kitchen or living room, then we suggest you place a towel or blanket
over the cage to reduce the amount of visual traffic.
How often should a Parrotlet wings be clipped?
We suggest to clip the wings of your Parrotlet companion at least once
every 3 weeks. If your Parrotlet grows his or her flight feathers back
quickly then additional grooming might be necessary. We have heard many
stories about Parrotlets escaping and flying away.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae Species: F. coelestis