The American White Pacific Parrotlets are white in coloring with tints of soft blue in feathers. Pet Parrotlets are one of the smallest parrot species. The American White Pacific Parrotlets have stocky builds and short tails. In the wild, they travel in flocks in sizes of four to over a hundred birds and travel in flocks of five to forty. Pacific Parrotlets form lifelong bonds with their chosen mates. The natural habitat of a Pacific Parrotlet is arid lowland scrub, semi-open tropical deciduous woodland, gallery forest and secondary growth.
Geography: Mexico and Central and South America
Song / Call: Click to listen to Pacific Parrotlets
Size: 4 – 5.5″ (10 – 14 cm)
Lifespan: 15 to 20 Years
Temperament: The sweet, lovable Pacific Parrotlets are playful, energetic and fearless. Pet Pacific Parrotlets are highly intelligent, social creatures and can be taught to do tricks and talk. These little birds are delightful companions with big personalities. Pacific Parrotlet pets often become moody and jealous, and can develop hormonal problems during the breeding season, however, with plenty of attention and training, these tendencies can be avoided. Pacific Parrotlet pets love to be petted and scratched and are most happy riding around on a shoulder or in a pocket. Be sure to have plenty of toys for them to swing and hang from – you don’t want them to get bored. A parakeet-sized cage may possibly look appropriate for their size, but it is much better to take a step up to a lovebird or cockatiel size cage.
Breeding: A parrotlet’s nest is typically lain in any natural or artificial cavity such as holes in trees, on branches, fence posts or telephone poles. Pacific Parrotlet pets will nest in old mud nests and large stick nests built by other birds. 4 to 6 eggs are laid, sometimes more, with an incubation period of 17 days.
Diet: Parakeet Seed, Australian Goldenfeast, Dried Egg Food, fresh fruits, vegetables, millet spray, cuttlefish bone