They are a protected species from Malaysia and export is prohibited of Blue Rumps. They are a little bigger then lovebirds, about 7 inches. Look at those huge eyes. They have a very limited talking ability are kept more as a singing bird pet. They can e handtame but don't truely bond with humans. They are most active at dawn and dusk which may be the reason for the large eyes.
Hanging parrots are very tiny, like a parrotlet. About 5 inches.Also like fig parrots, hanging parrots are sometimes difficult to keep in captivity. They are also from Malaysia and Thailand. Their diet is very close to the lory diet. They are very susceptible to fungal infections. They can be hand tame be tend to be flighty. They have a very shrill voice.
The blue rump is the only member of the genus Psittinus family.(psittinus cyanurus)
Edited by Greycloud, 01 July 2010 - 02:38 PM.