Conflicting Info on Parrotlets
Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:48 PM
My experience with parrotlets is that they are nippy (probably due to their diminutive size); however, if you find a sweety, they are great birds. Make sure it is hand-fed and only recently weaned. They can quickly lose tameness is not handled daily.
Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:57 PM
Second, as far as parrotlets go, when young or untrained tend to be nippy or bity. As they learn not to bite, they can be very loving creatures. Smaller birds tend to be more nippy than the larger birds (as a smaller dog tends to yap more than a larger dog). Try to find a breeder who will handraise a baby for you.
Otherwise, it sounds great and if you are really interested in a parrotlet, I'd say go for it!
Posted 19 May 2005 - 11:29 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 11:59 PM
This is an image of a lovebird and a parrotlet. The lovebird is on the right (and looks to be a masked lovebird, if not a hybrid) and the parrotlet is the green bird next to the lovebird.
Here is a rather large photo of a blue budgie and a parrotlet...
Simply put, just imagin an amazon in a petite body, and that's just about what a parrotlet is! They are the smallest parrots kept in captivity, are usually VERY hyper and usually love to play, if not cuddle.
Posted 20 May 2005 - 03:41 AM
...a wild bird can move out of any wind it finds unpleasant...a caged bird placed in the way of a draft cannot...eventually the draft may take it's toll on the bird...
...just use some common sense when moving the bird outside or in front of windows...if it's uncomfortable for you, it's likely uncomfortable for the bird...if you're enjoying the breeze for a while, likely your bird will too...:-D
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