99% Sure on the Parrotlet, breeder & color mutation ???'s..
Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:36 AM
Well while researching I decided to take a quick look around to see if their were any Parrotlet breeders in my area I found one just an hour away that has a few Parrotlet babies that will be weaned in early august. I wasn't expecting to really JUMP IN this quickly, but I do believe they are the right bird for us.
But this breeder is selling the babies for $50..She said they are Visual Green Split to blue?
I haven't learned all of the different colors & mutations Parrotlet's come in, So can someone shed some light on exactly what this baby would look like?
She said this is what the males would look like, She said she would get me pics but I have yet to receive an email back from her again...So I'm curious.
Color doesn't matter to me at all, I just know I want a male and I want a Parrotlet lol..
I haven't commited to this breeder as of yet, She did say the babies would be close banded, They are being handfed & are handled and played with often & will be hand tame upon pick up. She said once they are weaned they are ready to go. But the $50 threw me off, I had to ask twice..i realize that the Greens go for less anyway, but I still thought it would be more.
Anyone want to add anything else of the PROS? & CONS? of the Parrotlet Before we add one to our home?! I definitely don't feel like an Expert, But I feel like having a Sun Conure for 2years and then helping my father with him for another 2 I'm READY! lol Friday "Sun Conure" is SUCH a HANDFUL!!
Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:31 AM
About Parrotlet, Parrotlets for Sale
Little Tweet Parrotlet Breeders | Predicting Single Color Mutations
Little Tweet Parrotlet Breeders | Predicting Color Mutations
Little Tweet Parrotlet Breeders | Why Color Mutations Cost More
And photos at:
Little Tweet Parrotlet Breeders | Sexing Parrotlets
In Canada a pacific parrotlet is $100 or so - so I don't think I can comment on the $50 price tag...
The only thing I can add to what I've said before is that some parrotlets (my experience is the male) will pluck - as with all parrots - but there seems to be a slightly higher incidence of plucking with parrotlets... Otherwise they are a great, entertaining and enjoyable parrot to have in the home!
Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:41 AM
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:52 AM
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:17 AM
Like for instance I was thinking that Parrotlet's would nee more parakeet sized toys, but I learned that their beaks are actually much stronger than that of a Parakeets so soft wood toys like you would buy for a Parakeet aren't a must for the Parrotlet.
From all the youtube videos I have watched and what I have read lol they are little characters and seem to make a toy out of anything.
Teresa - These babies are Pacific Parrotlets. From what I have read and the videos and pictures I have seen they are around 4 1/2inches long, around the size of a lovebird..I've seen lovebirds in person but not Parrotlets, so that is just what I am expecting.
SailorKelly - Thank you for that website, I am willing to drive through ky, oh or wv possibly southern IN..so I was able to find 2 breeders I am going to contact. I would love to find one locally though and an hour is nothing! But I have yet to hear from them again, so we will see. I have more questions before committing to a baby just yet. I will definitely ask for references!
Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:31 PM
Edited by Amaranita, 07 July 2010 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:38 PM
Really, I have been reading lovebirds are 4"s-61/2 inches depending on color & I thought that they would be a good comparison size wise. I know the lovebirds in our local pet store I have seen are tiny I would definitely guess around 4-4 1/2"s.
And Thank you for the website, off to check it out!
Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:51 AM
Parrotlets that are well-socialized can be wonderful pets! They typically are a bit beaky/nippy even when very tame. If not adequately socialized, they can be little piranhas! They will also go wild pretty quick if not handled after weaning, so be prepared to give lots of daily attention/handling to keep a parrotlet a friendly tame pet! They have a ton of personality in a tiny package, and they have no idea they are small!
For as little as they are, parrotlets have incredibly strong beaks! They LOVE shredder type toys (wickers, grasses etc). My recent clutch of 4 babies completely destroyed a shredder toy bigger than all 4 babies put together, in only a few days! My babies also loved shredding huge pieces of broccoli! Parrotlets also generally love bells. They are very active birds, and really need big cages for their size, they make use of every bit of the space! (I recommend at least 30" long - the flight cages like HQ and A&E make are perfect!). I wean my babies in 18x18x30 breeder cages
$50 sounds low to me, but prices can range a lot in different areas. Where I live $125-160 is what a handraised green baby goes for...I have recently seen adults here as low as $50 though. Is this a newer breeder that maybe is pricing them on the low side just to know that they can find homes? Or does the breeder maybe have an over-abundance of babies, so has them on sale a bit cheaper to sell them faster?
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