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Parrotlet Questions

Three frequently asked questions about parrotlets.

By Jessica Pineda

In the September 2009 issue of BIRD TALK Magazine, you got answers for the top 8 parrotlet questions. Now get answers to more parrotlet questions.

Should I get one or two?
Getting two parrotlets means there is a chance they will bond with each other, than with you. But if you continuously socialize with them, they will bond with you as well. Some experts recommend keeping only one parrotlet, as the dominant bird might boss the other parrotlet around. If you do get two parrotlets, monitor them and if there are any signs of aggression, separate them.

What types of foods should I get them? (Pellets wise should I get the parakeets sized food/small bird sized food)
Experts recommend feeding parrotlets a cockatiel-sized pellets, with cockatiel-sized seed and plenty of fresh vegetables, legumes, grains and some fruit, according to Sandee Molenda's experience.

What bar size/cage size should I get for a parrotlet?
A good cage size is 24 by 18 by 18, but the bigger the better, with the cage bar spacing around ½ inch.

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