Færslur: 2007 Desember

06.12.2007 15:59

Pacific Parrotlet ,Lesson's Parrotlet, Celestial Parrotlet

Jæja komin einn fugl í viðbót,voðalega fallegur en ægilega hræddur. Mun taka myndir af honum á næstu dögum og setja inn á síðuna.Hann gengur undir ýmsum nöfnum en ég hef notað Pacific Parrotlet. Hér koma smá uppl. um þennan fugl.

 Pacific Color Mutation Parrotlets
Species - Forpus coelestis lucida

baby blue male pacific parrotletPersonality of Blue Parrotlet
Pacific or Celestial Parrotlets are the most popular of the pet Parrotlets and for good reason. They are the most parrot-like in personality. They are also some of the most beautiful. Hand-fed babies make wonderful pets when placed in a home right after weaning and quickly become beloved members of the household. Blue Parrotlet mutations have an exceptionally sweet, calm personality both as a pet and with other Parrotlets.

History
The Blue Pacific Parrotlets arose in Belgium 1986 in the aviary of the breeder Frans Coppeiters. This beautiful Parrotlet mutation spread rapidly throughout Europe and later to the rest of the world. Blue Parrotlets have been bred for quite some time in Europe and were one of the first color mutation Parrotlet imports into the United States.

Distinguishing Blue Males from Females

Blue Mutation Parrotlets are beautiful colored birds. The male blue Parrotlets have beautiful bright blue markings on wings and lower back. In the lucida sub-species the gray coloring on the back and wings on the males adds a beautiful contrast to the soft blue. Female blue Parrotlets do not have these markings. Both male and female blue Parrotlets have blue coloring that can differ between birds but is a soft sky blue color.
blue male pacific parrotlet wings blue female pacific parrotlet
Male Blue Pacific Parrotlet
Female Blue Pacific Parrotlet

Pacific parrotlets
(forpus ceolestis)

At less than 6-inches in length and weighing only 28 grams, Pacific arrotlets are animated, free spirited little creatures that are packed full of personality and popular pets.

Although tiny, they should be cared for like any other large parrot.

The most commonly seen parrotlet in the pet bird trade is the Pacific parrotlet, also known as the ?celestial.? These birds originated in Ecuador and Peru.

Color

The Pacific parrotlets are olive green with pink beaks. The males are dark blue in the wings, backs, and rumps, and females are various shades of green. Parrotlets are one of the few sexually dimorphic birds.

They also come in a variety of color mutations, including yellow, blue, albino and lutinos.

Pacific parrotlets are fairly good breeders although it is highly recommended to wait until they are fully mature (12 months) before breeding. They can lay between 5-7 eggs in a clutch.

Pacific parrotlets can learn to speak (males usually have a larger vocabulary). They can be taught a variety of cute little tricks. Since these birds can live 15-20 years it is very important that they are taught basic manners!

Care and Diet

Parrotlets should be housed in cages that are longer than tall with a maximum bar spacing of 1/2? to 5/8?. The cage should also be equipped with a variety of perches, durable toys, and a swing.

Parrotlets should be fed pellets, nutri-berries, a variety of vegetables, greens, and hardboiled eggs. These little birds have a voracious appetite so should be offered a large amount of food daily.

Fresh water and cuttlebones should also be made available.


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