I have another little baby girl I am handfeeding. She is blue split to yellow. She comes from Turquoise and Dilute Blue parents. She is so darn sweet. I think these last 2 girls have been especially friendly because they have each been raised alone. She waits on the bars of the cage, chirping when she sees me or hears me hoping I will let her out. She is not afraid of anything, but when something does startle her, she runs to me. So cute. She also likes to climb in my shirt and cuddle and preen herself.
This little handfed baby Dilute Blue Parrotlet girl has been such a joy to raise. She is by far the friendliest bird I have ever handfed. A bird like this only comes around once in a rare time. You can see by the photos how alert and curious she is about everything. She loves being out and ruling her world. She looks the camera right in the eye! She will be on her way to a very lucky new family in Denver, Colorado tomorrow! I will miss her so much, I don’t want to think about it, but I know she will get all the attention she deserves!
Head on over to my “Available” page to see what new parrotlets I have for sale.
Misty’s little girl is now about 4 1/2 weeks old. She is the cutest and sweetest baby I have ever raised. I think it has a lot to do with her being raised a lone. The baby loves me and will cry for me until I go and get her. She is so trusting and will let me do anything to her. Her favorite place is still at the front of my shirt, snuggling against my chest and chirping and singing, and playing with my necklace. What a doll.
You walk into a pet store and there you see the most adorable, tiny, colorful parrot. It is so small…you just gotta have it. And oh, the color! It is just the most gorgeous splash of vibrant colors you have ever seen packed into such a small parrot. While you’re at it, you think, hmmm, so tiny I can have 2 or 3 of them.
Parrotlets are indeed one of the smallest parrots on the planet. They are smart, inquisitive, somewhat quiet compared to their larger counterparts and have some of the most beautiful coloring you will ever see. Don’t let their tiny size fool you. They are adorable little clowns but they can sometimes exhibit that “Napoleon” complex you hear so much about in tiny dogs. They have no idea they are tiny and will often confront birds 100x bigger then themselves, as well as humans.
But come on, who can resist these tiny creatures? As long as you know what you are getting into then by all means definitely consider bringing one of these beauties into your life. You can find more information about parrotlets on my blog here Parrotlet Info.
I am sad to report that Chico, my long time parrotlet buddy and first parrotlet pet ever has passed away. He was about 9 1/2 – 10 years old. he was such a sweet boy and taught all of my other parrotlets how to talk. he was not sick. I think he just passed away from old age. He was tired and acting funny the night before Easter. He was eating and had food in his crop. His droppings were normal as was his weight. I played with him a bit and cuddled him.
I knew in my heart I was losing him and he would go soon. On Easter he passed away. I will always remember his funny personality and I will miss him terribly!