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Posted 3/26/2008 4:34:58 PM


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I am think of buying another Parrotlet, COZMO died of loneliness. We are going to buy a pacific (blue) one at the pet store, then in a few months our neighbors are breeding theirs and we will buy one. I want to buy a male or female at the store then get the opposite gender from are neighbors. Can you tell me how to tell the gender?

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Posted 3/26/2008 4:50:24 PM


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K&T Dad.. The normal colored P.Parrotlets are green with the male having some blue on it's wings and a blue stripe across the eye & to the back of the head. On some of the male blue mutations this blue stripe is much darker than the blue on the rest of the body. If you have the Feb addition of birdtalk on the cover is a perfect photo of this. On some blues however it is hard to tell this and dna sexing may be the only way to determine the sex.


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Posted 3/26/2008 5:25:18 PM


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Generally speaking birds do not "die of loneliness". Usually there is some underlying cause, such as an illness. If a bird dies it's best to have a necropsy done to see why the bird passed on. Now, as far as sexing, hopefully these sites will help!

http://www.littletweet.com/parrotlets_green.html
http://www.littletweet.com/parrotlets_blue.html

If your going to get opposite genders of parrotlets, then you should ensure that they are all the same species of parrotlet.

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Posted 3/28/2008 5:29:18 PM


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It was with a bunch of other parrotlets and we only bought one so it was lonely and it starved itself.

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Posted 3/28/2008 5:36:19 PM


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How long did you have that one parrotlet? You could have brought the bird home sick, instead... if that were the case then you would need to ensure that everything you have for birds is cleaned, as well as ur house.

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Posted 3/28/2008 7:45:26 PM


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Pacific Parrotlets are easily determined because they are sexually dimorphic. The blue stripe coming from a males eyes is easily seen (The Napoleon Complex in my sig. is a perfect example) even on blue males. The under-wings are also a glorious blue colour. Be sure what you're getting into though. Parrotlets aren't to be taken lightly, they may be small but they hold they distinguished personalities of their larger cousins, the amazons. Honestly I think parrotlets should be classed in the subfamily of amazons. Be sure to quarantine them before introducing them to eachother. It is essential to get them checked out by an avian vet (ask your vet if they take in many birds, rather than if they care for birds) in this important time. If the young bird is sick it can pass on deadly viruses and diseases, or die.

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Posted 3/29/2008 12:47:32 PM


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We had it for a month or two tried it with the food it had and a couple of others but it would not eat.

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Posted 3/29/2008 4:58:09 PM


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K&T Dad.. Your first P.Parrotlet most definitely came home with something you were not aware of! I have not known one of these guys to refuse food for anything. I hope you don't and should not blame yourself. Things happen & hope you will not purchase from any of the places or place you did before. Great luck on your future plans!


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Posted 3/29/2008 5:07:03 PM


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My guess is that the bird was probably sick... if the bird refused to eat straight off then he/she would not have survived a week. I'm sorry.

You really should ensure that your entire home is clean and have all bird items cleaned... if wooden or rope you may need to replace those items. Then, buy from a reputable place (if you bought from a chain petstore, I urge you to seek a bird store or breeder instead).

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