Facts About Parrotlets


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Do parrotlets like to be petted?

Small birds have always been popular as pets, but in recent years one specific type has seen an astronomical rise in popularity.

We are, of course, talking about the charming and captivating Parrotlet. Highly intelligent, loving, and undeniably cute, these little birds have worked diligently in the homes and hearts of bird lovers around the world.

They form strong bonds with their owners and make excellent pets when properly raised and domesticated.

Check out the information below for some key facts about these adorable birds; You may decide that you are interested in welcoming a parrot of your choice into your family.

Some may learn to speak

Although they are very small birds, some parrots can learn to speak and some develop quite impressive vocabularies for a bird of their size.

While that's not a guarantee that a Parrotlet will do anything other than chirp or howl, it never hurts to try to teach them. A word of caution though: the only way to make sure you have a talking bird is to adopt a talking bird, so don't be too quick to adopt a parrot in hopes that it is a little talkative.

They are the smallest birds in the parrot family.

It is right; these little birds are actually parrots; in fact, parrots are the smallest birds in the parrot family, even smaller than parakeets! It may come as a surprise to many, but the parrot's closest relative is actually the large and impressive Amazon parrot, which can explain many of the behavioral traits of these tiny birds.

They also look a lot like their older cousins ​​in the appearance department, which is why many people affectionately call them "Pocket Parrots."

They have a long life

They may be small birds, but parrots can live a long time. On average, a well-cared-for parrot lives to be 20 years old, but many have survived even into their thirties.

For this reason, it is very important that those who are interested in adopting a Parrotlet make sure that they are willing and able to spend a lot of time taking care of themselves. They are pets that will stay a long time if things go well, so their owners must be prepared to take care of them for many years.

They have great personalities

Parrots have great personalities and they don't let their size get in the way when it comes to playing and interacting with their owners and other birds.

Those who keep parrots as pets often report that they have fiery and daring personalities that appear too big for their small bodies.

It is important that those who own parrots take the time to handle them every day and provide them with many ways to entertain themselves.

Otherwise, the birds can get bored and resort to destructive behaviors. Proper training early on will help turn a parrot into a loving and well-behaved animal.

They are extremely active

Parrots are extremely active birds in the wild, spending countless hours each day flying, foraging for food, and staying away from predators. In captivity, their owners should do their best to give them as much exercise as they would if they were wild birds.

Although it sounds difficult, there are many creative ways to exercise pet birds. Additionally, in order to exercise, parrots need a lot of social interaction with their owners to thrive in captivity, so those who wish to adopt one should ensure that they are able to dedicate 3-4 hours a day to spend time playing with their bird.


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