While parrotlets are active and clownish, green-rumped parrotlet are little more reserved than other parrotlets and may need additional socialization. Similar in personality to Amazon parrots, green-rumped parrotlets are intelligent and affectionate pet birds. The small, but active green-rumped parrotlet likes to swing and play with toys. They also require a cage large enough to accommodate their activities.
Green-rumped parrotlets can be aggressive. It is recommended that green-rumped parrotlets remain separate from other birds. They are curious, so watch out for accidents. Green-rumped parrotlets have voracious appetites and often require more food than a similarly-sized parrot, such as a lovebird.