Have you been thinking of buying a bird for a pet?
Have you been recommended parrotlets but aren’t sure what they are or how to take care of them?
If so, this comprehensive guide is for you.
In this guide, we will give you a run down of the variety of parrotlet for sale, where you can buy them, and how to take care of these awesome birds.
What exactly is a parrotlet?
- Parrotlets are the smallest birds in the parrot family. They only grow to be about 5 inches tall making them the cutest bird companion there is.
- Parrotlets are native to Central and South America.
- Parrotlets can learn to mimic speech and talk.
Why should I choose Xtreem Parrotlets?
Here at Xtreem Parrotlets we have a variety of parrotlet for sale. We have been breeding parrotlets for seventeen years and we absolutely adore these little birds.
We are dedicated to matching you with a bird that will fit your interests. Furthermore, we ship to many countries around the world so don’t be discouraged if you’re not in the Tampa Bay area.
We breed Parrotlets by design and most of our Parrotlets have pedigree bloodlines and genetics that are top of the line.
We have one of the best avian veterinarians in Tampa, Susan Sattler, who attends to our birds and keeps them in the best health possible. This ensures the bird that is delivered to you is happy and healthy.
What variety of parrotlets for sale are there?
Our most popular bird here at Xtreem Parrotlets is our turquoise pied parrotlet.
We can’t seem to breed these beautiful birds fast enough.
The birds get their turquoise color because they have an incomplete blue color gene. This incomplete gene was bred specifically for us to have beautiful birds in all shades of turquoise.
We also have a variety of American parrotlets for sale. American parrotlets come in blue, white, green, yellow, and turquoise. These birds are bred together to get different colors.
For instance, if you breed a yellow and blue parrotlet, you will get a green parrotlet.
We also have baby parrotlets for sale here at Xtreem Parrotlets.
You can be assured that we take care of our birds from the second they are born and make sure they are well adjusted and before we sell them to you.
We do not sell any parrotlet until it is at least four months old. We socialize the baby parrotlets in cages with other birds until it is time for them to leave us.
We also offer pastel parrotlets that come in beautiful pale versions of all your favorite colors.
Do parrotlets make good pets?
Parrotlets make fantastic pets because they’re both small and playful.
Parrotlets are generally very friendly but can get territorial with anything entering their cages.
Parrotlets enjoy daily interaction with their owners so be prepared to have some fun parrotlet conversations.
If you have cats, you may need to separate your cat and your new parrotlet until you’re sure how your cat will react.
Cats are natural hunters and small birds are their natural prey. For this reason, it might be best to keep your parrotlet in a cage high above the ground or in a room where your cat can’t get to it.
That being said, you know your cat better than anyone. Some cats are more laid-back by nature and wouldn’t hurt a parrotlet. Just exhibit caution when mixing cats and birds.
If your parrotlet has been scratched or bitten by a cat, be sure to take it to a veterinarian immediately before any infection spreads.
How should I care for my parrotlet?
So you’ve chosen a parrotlet, ordered it from our website, and now you have it home in a cage and it’s staring straight at you.
You realize you don’t know exactly how to care for your new bird. But don’t worry, we’re here to give you some parrotlet care tips.
- Be sure to pick out a spacious cage. As we’ve mentioned before, parrotlets are very upbeat animals and will want plenty of room to flap their wings and play when they’re in their cages.
- Choose a room for your cage where your parrotlet can see the outside world. Your parrotlet enjoys sunshine and warmth as much as you do so don’t shut it in a back room.
- Look into buying your parrotlet some bird toys. Remember that parrotlets are small and their toys should be also. Buy your parrotlet a variety of toys so they don’t get bored in their cages all day. They need mental stimulation as much as any other animal.
- Keep their cages clean! Your parrotlet can’t do their own chores like your child can. Make sure to keep cages clean daily. A clean cage equals a healthy and happy parrotlet.
- Include chewable items in your bird’s cage. Parrotlets love to keep their mind and beak busy with chewing.
- Generally, birds enjoy bathing! You can bath your parrotlet in a small dish of water or mist it down with a water bottle. You will learn quickly which method your parrotlet prefers. Bathing also keeps your parrotlet from making your home smell bad.
- When it comes to food, we recommend you purchase our parrotlet food blend. We have been working with these birds for nearly 20 years and we have come up with a food blend that has exactly what your bird needs to stay healthy.
Find your dream bird today…
We hope this article convinced you to add a parrotlet to your lifestyle. We truly believe these birds are magical and that they can bring joy to anyone’s life.
Remember that we have a large variety of parrotlet for sale, and we can custom breed them to your specifications.
Check out our variety of parrotlet for sale here.
Be aware that parrotlets require love and care just like any pet. Please don’t think you can simply throw food in a cage once a day and the bird will be happy.
If you’re willing to give a parrotlet the love and affection it deserves, please contact us for more information.
We would love to match you with your dream bird!