Parrotlets refer to a number of species which encompass the genera of Forpus, Nannopsittaca, and Touit.
Parrotlets are often thought of as the smallest parrots in the world when in fact they are the second smallest parrots in the world. Parrotlets are usullay between 4.5 inches and 5.5 inches in length. Parrotlets may be seen in a wide variety of colors and may even have patches of different colors depending on the species and the mutations of the specific bird.
In the wild parrotlets eat seeds, vegetables, grains, and fruit.
Parrotlets are native to South America and Central America.
The biggest health risk to a parrotlet is being accidently stepped on due to it's small size. You may also want to pay some extra atenttion to it's diet since there really aren't too many feed mixes on the market designed specifically for parrotlets.
Parrotlets are popular pets due to their size and cuteness. Some people call them mini Amazons due to the likeness of their appearance. Parrotlets often like to keep to themselves and don't make too much noise.It's highly recommended to have more than one parrotlet kept together because a single parrotlet will likely get lonely. When young, parrotlets may be a little nippy but can be taught not to bite by the age of ten weeks.
The pacific parrotlet is the most common pet species. The pacific parrotlet is also called the lesson's parrotlet and the celestial parrotlet. This is the most common species of parrotlet kept as pets. Pacifc parrotlets may be seen in shades of green, blue, yellow and white.
Blue-winged parrotlets do exist in captivity but they are rare to come by.
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Spectacled parrotlets have not historically been a common pet but in recent years have become popular. Two subspecies exist.
Mexian parrotlets are a species of parrotlets which are commonly kept as pets.
Green rumped parrotlets are bred in aviculture and kept as pets but are not as common as Pacific Parrotlets. Green rumped parrotlets do make attractive pets because they are little more calm and less active than the Pacific Parrotlet.
The yellow faced parrotlet is the largest parrot in the Fornus genus. It is rare in both, captivity and in the wild.
The dusky-billed parrotlet is also called Schlater's parrotlet. Dusky-billed parrotlets are rare in aviculture.
Lilac-Tailed parrotlets are almost never kept as pets. The reason is because these birds are rarely ever seen in captivity.
Brown-backed parrotlets are extremely rare. In their native habitat of the southeast coast of Brazil, they are rarely seen.