Pacific Parrotlets

Turquoise Marbled Pastel Parrotlets for sale in Texas

General Information

Pacific Celestial Parrotlets (Forpus coelestis)  are very cute and playful parrots with a large personality in a small  package...about 5 1/2 inches long with a short tail. They originate in  South and Central America. Parrotlets are one of the smallest parrots in  America and also known as a "pocket parrot" due to their abilty to do  just that...fit in your pocket. They have similar traits as larger  parrots but in mini form and even think they are bigger than what they  are. Some will hide in your hair or want to always be on your shoulder  and play. We even keep a hamster wheel in the cage so they can run on it  and they love it! Parrotlets, usually males if they do, can also learn  to speak some words while others will whistle tunes and mimic noises  they hear everyday. For those with allergies to other animals, these may be an option for you since they use an oil gland for cleaning their feathers. Unlike some that are a powder so pareotlets could be an option for those that suffer from allergies of cats or dogs. There are many colors of these beautiful and cute  birds... green, blue, yellow, white, pied, turquoise, fallow,  pastel, albino, lutino and counting. The Parrotlet's average lifespan is  15+ years if fed and taken care of correctly and given daily happiness!  

Training

Anyone  who has owned a Parrotlet knows that they can sometimes be stubborn  individuals and can be harder to train and actually keep "hand tame".  There is also a difference when someone sells a "hand-fed" versus actual  "hand-tame" baby. Socialization at the right stage of development is  the "key".This is why more recently and after years of customer feedback, we have found a way to train each baby Parrotlet to be a social and a well behaved member  of your family. We developed a training program that is introduced from the time they are pulled from the nest, to help alleviate stress for the new owners and their new baby. So far we have had success of handing over a sweet, little Parrotlet that knows  how to "Step Up", give some kisses and fly to their new owner, not away from them.  At about 8 weeks old, the baby will be ready for their new home.

Cage & Toys

A cage  of about 18" x 18" and larger is recommended with a couple perches,  cuttlebone for beak trimming and calcium pedicure or cuttlebone perch of  at least 1/2" for nail/beak trimming, and a chewable toy(s) and swing  is what I keep in every cage. The bar spacing should be 1/2" or  less. They are very acrobatic little birds and are fun to just watch  sometimes. My little ones love to chew on the rope toys! Even play with  the little cat jingle balls that have the holes for gripping. Hamster  exercise wheels attached to the cage are also tons of fun for some of  the babies. Prefer to not have mirrors in cages as they may think it's  another bird. Fleece tents are also best for only little babies  or limited to colder seasons as you may get a female thinking it is a  nest.  I also recommend that one Parrotlet is best to have or keep in separate  cages from another bird . If they are caged together for too long, they  may grow attached to one another.

Food

These babies will be weaned primarily on Roudybush Adult Maintenance pellets (crumble) and Higgins Vita Seed Cockatiel seed mixture. We will give you a starter bag you can mix with the food your going to be using and is 75% pellets to 25% seed.  If you can get seed with minimal sunflower or safflower instead, this is preferred to limit high fat content from sunflower seeds.  Millet spray treats are their "comfort food" and recommend they have a small piece in their cage daily for first couple days upon arrival to their new home. We also use Nutri-Berries for treats.

Parrotlets also will eat fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, apples, bananas, peeled kiwi, mango, cranberries, oranges, grapes, grapefruit, broccoli, peas, carrots, green beans, kale and many others. Fresh, thawed frozen veggies, and dried are all acceptable. Sprouted seeds are also high in nutritional value. A separate dish just for fresh foods is preferred so it can be removed after a few hours to prevent spoiling of what is left over. Water bottles to hang on the cage are good for always having fresh water. Dishes are also good to have in case your little guy or gal wants to take a bath, too. 

Male or Female

Pacific Parrotlets males or females can be distinguished by their markings. The males have blue eye streaks, royal blue wing  tips and rump, while the females have no royal blue markings at all. 

On Lutino varieties the males will have white where the dark blue would be. The Albino if looking under certain lighting you can see the darker blue of a male if held under an angle. The females will lack the darker blue and may have a slight light blue tint. 

Females in general can have some blue or turquoise on their rump, but is not as dark and is usually darker on marbled (previously pastel) varieties. Looking under under the wing for the darker blue in this mutation is the determining factor.

Colors & Prices

Green (Normal)

Female $200 Male $250

(Male Pictured)

Blue

Female $200 Male $250

(Female Picture)

Turquoise

Female $250 Male $275

(Female Pictured)

Yellow (American)

Female $200 Male $250

(Both Pictured)

Dilute Blue (American White)

Female $200 Male $250

(Female Pictured)

Dilute Turquoise (Am. Turquoise)

Female $250 Male $300

Pied $250+

(Female Pictured)

Green Pastel (Marbled)

Female $275 Male $300


Blue Pastel (Marbled)

New lower price! $250 male or female 

(female on left, male on right)

Turquoise Pastel (Marbled)

$300-$400

(Both male & female pictured but color varies)

Green Pied

Priced according to markings. $200+ 

(Female Pictured)

Blue Pied

Priced according to markings. $200+ 

(Female Pictured)

Turquoise Pied

Priced according to markings. $250+
(Male Pictured)

Green Fallow

Female $200 Male $250

Blue Fallow

Female $200 Male $250

(Male Pictured)

Turquoise Fallow

Female $250 Male $300

Lutino

Female $275 Male $300

Albino

Female $275 Male $300


Grey

$400

Parrotlet Deposit

$100.00

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Deposits for any mutation of Parrotlet. Please contact us to see if we have an available baby for you! First deposit gets first selection, etc. Deposits are non-refundable.