What is an American parrotlet?

What is an American parrotlet?

Parrotlets are one of the smallest “true parrots”. Parrotlets come in a wide variety of color mutations. They can be a great starter bird for new bird owners. Don’t let their small size fool you, they have giant personalities and they are extremely intelligent. They are bold, sassy, sweet and affectionate.

Are white parrotlets rare?

1. Albino. Albino Parrotlets have one of the rarest color mutations and are exceedingly difficult to sex. They are characterized by a complete lack of color in their plumage and always have red eyes.

How much is a parrotlet worth?

$100 to $300
Parrotlets: $100 to $300. The average parrotlet can live up to 20 years or longer, provided it’s well cared for. Be prepared to make that kind of commitment to a pet before getting a parrotlet or any other variety of parrot.

Are parrotlets good beginner birds?

Parrotlets can be great as first birds for families with elementary school-aged or older children or for individuals wanting a pet bird. They are active but not overly loud or squawky, so they can be kept in apartments or in homes with noise-sensitive neighbors.

How long do parrotlets live as pets?

15 to 20 years
Highly intelligent creatures, they can often be taught tricks and learn to talk. Parrotlets have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Parrotlets kept as single birds make the best pets.

Do parrotlets like to be held?

Males and females can both be affectionate, playful companions. Both require daily handling to socialize and acclimate. They can be hand-tamed and are very interactive. In fact, many parrotlet owners will tell you that their birds enjoy hiding in their shirt pockets or scarves, or riding around on their shoulders.

Should I get a parrotlet or a budgie?

We suggest getting a Parrotlet for older children or individuals who have been around birds before. This species is feisty and may prove to be more of a challenge than the Budgie if you’re afraid of getting bit. On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with a Parakeet. These happy, friendly birds are a joy to own.

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