A Pacific Parrotlet Breeder Specializing in Quality Hand-Fed Baby Pacific Parrotlets

   

      

Pacific Parrotlet: General Questions


1.

What is a Pacific Parrotlet?

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.


2.

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.


3.

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.

Parrotlet with solid yellow color (no blue markings) is a female. A Parrotlet with royal cobalt blue markings located on the rump, eyes, and 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).


4.

Can Parrotlets talk?

Yes, 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.


5.

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.


6.

At what age do Pacific Parrotlets usually molt?

Pacific Parrotlets usually begin the first molting around 4-5 months old.


7.

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.


8.

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

        Genus: Forpus