Their Temprament, health, Origin, and more.

   Size: 10 - 14 cm / 4 - 5 ½ inches 

Green Hen


Two of our stunning Green male Pacific Celestial Parrotlets

Life Expectancy: 12 - 20 years, often longer

About Parrotlets

Parrotlets are bold and inquisitive birds who bond with their owners quite easily. The seven species of Parrotlets are Pacifics or Celestials, Blue Wings, Green Rumps, Mexicans, Sclater's, Spectacles and Yellow Face. Contrary to their smaller size, Parrotlets can be energetic and docile. With adequate training and care they can become amazing pets. The most common among Parrotlets are Celestial and Green Rump Parrotlets.


Male Parrotlets are olive green with a grayish wash over their backs and chests. They have a striking deep cobalt blue rump, blue eye streaks that curve back and down from their eyes, and deep blue primary and secondary wing feathers. The females may have some blue on them, similar to the males except for the wings, but their coloring won't be as deep and pronounced. Or they may be entirely green. Both have pink legs and beaks. They have a stocky, almost pear-shaped build, and weigh from 28-32g.

Types of Parrotlets

The most popular type of Parrotlet is:

 Pacific Celestial Parrotlet

Originating from western Equador to north-western Peru, the Pacific Parrotlets have melted more than a million hearts. The Pacific Parrotlet has a dark green back and wings with light green feathers on the face.


Green Male

Origin of the Parrotlet

Originating from western Equador to north-western Peru, the Parrotlets have melted more than a million hearts. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

Special Characteristics

Parrotlets often have a feisty, courageous nature that belies their tiny size.
They frequently learn to talk. They have limited talking ability, but with patience.
and practice, can learn to say several words, short phrases, and many sounds and whistles. Their voices are small in proportion to their size and sometimes it is hard to recognize words. Their natural sounds are very pleasant chirps. The lack of noise makes them ideal for apartment or condominium dwellers.
Training is good for your Parrotlet and a definite boon to you.
Many Parrotlets can be hilarious, happy and mischievous.
Training can remove behavioral problems and make your pet freindly and affectionate.


The Parrotlets does not scream. A fun to look at, they will constantly entertain you with their antics. In fact, sometimes they can be quite mischievous. Since they love activities it is necessary to provide them with a lot of toys. Their cage should be spacious enough to give them room to play and exercise comfortably. Taming them is not a hard work. Skillful training accompanied by patience and concentration would produce wonderful results. .

Parrotlets as pets

As pets Parrotlets are often cute and cuddly, and at times, quite moody and fierce. Parrotlets have bigger personalities in even smaller packages. They can win you over simply by their size and amenable disposition. Parrotlets are amazing, intelligent, adaptable, and energetic. These tiny little birds make wonderful pets with proper care and training.


The cage shape is also very important for a Parrotlet. Square or rectangular cages are more appropriate for them. Before buying your cage, if you are not getting one from us, please check with us first to make sure its suitable.

The cage should be placed in a location that is out of direct sunlight and drafts. Put the cage in the room where the family spends most of its time. Your bird will enjoy interacting with everyone. Be sure lighting is adequate,please read  (UV Full spectrum lighting on our home page).

Cage size should be:

Parrotlets need no less than approximately: 24" W x 24" H x 24" D (Bigger if you have the room) Even though Parrotlets are tiny in size, they prefer to be house in spacious cages just like larger Parrots, only with smaller bar spaces. Contact us about this subject and we will advise the more suitable cages. 

Bar spacing: 1/2"


Since commercial food does not meet your bird's nutritional needs, a Parrotlet strives best on grains, fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds, pellets and meats.

Small hookbill seeds
Small or mini pellets Pulses/cooked
Fresh vegetables
In the while they eat fruit and berries, so these can be a nice addition to the diet.
Some whole grains such as cooked quinoa, sprouted bread, and millet on occasion.
Vitamin and calcium supplements should be added in their diet from time to time.
Remember, your pet's diet will improve its health and will keep it content.

Health Issues

Although hardy birds, but the Parrotlets are prone to accidents owing to their small size. Usually active, energetic and healthy, Parrotlet can suffer from common diseases like any other Parrots. These health issues are:

Puffed up, eyes closed, sitting on cage floor (Often raising the tempreture by placing cage next to a radiator and covering over with a towel, works a treat) We have may customers who ring us about these symptoms. Its a simple chill, in very young Parrotlets which have not yet adapted to the tempreture change. Following these simple steps is usually 98% successful. If this does not work, please contact us.

loss of appetite

weight loss
feather plucking
beak swelling
wheezing or coughing
favoring one foot
eye or nasal discharge
red or swollen eyes


(PLEASE NOTE, we are not vets, but often a quick call to us at the early stages of the symptom,can often save you a very costly Avian vet bill. On the other hand sometimes an Avian vet is the only option, and we will advise this if we feel this is the case.


We would like to make people aware that in no way shape or form, will parent reared/hand tamed Parrotlets match Parrotlets that have be hand reared and are human imprinted (The truth is Any bird that has been hand reared, will be imprinted in such a way, that they actually see themselves more human than bird, and often dont even like their own kind. Parrots especially become so bonded through human imprinting, that often they see us as their life partners. Hand rearing will always be the best way for companion Parrots to be raised, and for those who disagree i can only state the facts....ALL birds that are hand reared as pets have much better lives, get much better foods, and live far far longer than their wild cousins.

I rest my case!!!