Having a Parrotlet as a Pet Bird
The parrotlet is a big personality in the parrot body. Their bodies measure averagely five to six inches. The weight of an average bodied parrotlet is around 28 grams. Parrots are kept as pet birds by many people. Humans have seen the importance of rearing parrotlets in their homes. Many people like them because of their friendly nature and also the fact that one can train the parrot on various issues. They easily notify a person when there is a visitor in the compound. Those who have never had a chance to interact with them ask themselves various questions about the parrotlets.
Parrots are very beautiful bird, and they transfer the beauty to the environment. They are available in a variety of colors which are very easy to distinguish. The difference in color is brought about by the difference in the species. Some of the species of the parrots are expensive and rare to find. The Pacific parrot is the most available species of the parrotlets. Other colors include the Green rump, the yellow face and the blue wing. Yellow faced parrotlets are very hard to find and where they are found they are very much expensive to buy.
Parrotlets have a big appetite which fuels it’s antique and the playful nature. Since parrots are nutcrackers they love nuts which helps them exercise their beaks and make them strong. They like breaking the nuts and opening them to eat what is inside. Natural supplements derived from vegetables are effective for feeding the parrotlets. Mature parrots feed less as they require little amount of energy as compared to the young parrotlets which require quite some energy for growth. An food that has very high amount of sugar content should not be given to the parrots. Parrotlets should be fed with food that contains less amount of sugar content.
Its good to always to attend to the pet birds. Parrotlets, however, can grow up with little attention as it is capable of amusing a playing with itself. Fully grown parrots require around ten minutes attention from the owner for training. Parrotlets will feel comfortable in a cage with toys and other playful material provided there is enough space for play. Parrotlets don’t need company from other birds as they don’t bond well. Parrots are a territorial bird which only requires the attention of their owners and the attention of fellow parrots. Parrot cages should be made far from disturbance of other pets.
Parrotlets are aggressive to anything that seems to interfere with their personal space. They should be separated from the other pets to avoid fights that can occur. Little kids should be kept far from them to avoid disturbing them and getting injured. However the birds are friendly depending on the kind of interaction one has with them.