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* If there is not a gender option listed for this bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic,’ which means we’re unable to determine gender without DNA testing. If no DNA testing is ordered, we are unable to guarantee a preferred gender, but will do our best if you note your preference in the comment section of your order. See our FAQs for more info.
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Description: Pet Pacific Parrotlets are the most commonly purchased and sought after pet Parrotlet, which is also known as the Celestial, or “Pocket Parrot”. In today’s market there are several Celestial Pacific Parrotlet color mutations available including: Green, Blue, American Yellow, American White, Lacewings, Dominant Fallow Pieds, Dilute Blue, Turquoise, Pastels, Dominant Pieds, Fallow, Albino, & Lutino. Parrotlets are one of the smallest parrot species. Pacific Parrotlet pets have stocky builds and short tails. In the wild, they travel in flocks in sizes of four to over a hundred birds and travel in flocks of five to forty. Pacific Parrotlet pets form lifelong bonds with their chosen mates. The Pacific Parrotlets’ natural habitat is arid lowland scrub, semi-open tropical deciduous woodland, gallery forest and secondary growth.
Geography: Mexico and Central and South America
Song / Call: Click to listen to Pacific Parrotlets
Size: 4 – 5.5″ (10 – 14 cm)
Lifespan: 15 to 20 Years
Sexing: Parrotlets are difficult to sex visually and we are unable to guarantee gender
Temperament: The sweet, lovable Pacific Parrotlets are playful, energetic and fearless. Pacific Parrotlet pets are highly intelligent, social creatures and can be taught to do tricks and talk. These little birds are delightful companions with big personalities. They often become moody and jealous, and can develop hormonal problems during the breeding season, however, with plenty of attention and training, these tendencies can be avoided. Pet Pacific Parrotlets love to be petted and scratched and are most happy riding around on a shoulder or in a pocket. Be sure to have plenty of toys for them to swing and hang from – you don’t want them to get bored. A parakeet-sized cage may possibly look appropriate for their size, but it is much better to take a step up to a lovebird or cockatiel size cage.
Breeding: A parrotlet’s nest is typically lain in any natural or artificial cavity such as holes in trees, on branches, fence posts or telephone poles. Pacific Parrotlets will nest in old mud nests and large stick nests built by other birds. 4 to 6 eggs are laid, sometimes more, with an incubation period of 17 days.
DNA Testing Note: If a DNA test is selected by a customer to determine gender of a bird, a charge of $99.00 is charged per test, and the results may take 3-6 plus weeks for results.