If you love parrots and either have, or are thinking about buying one as a pet, there are some things you should know, particularly about the Turquoise Parrotlets
The Turquoise Parrotlets carry this name because of the rich, turquoise color of the feathers cover their entire body with the exception of their head. With this color of bird, the top of its head tends to have a green patch feathers, signifying that it is a true Turquoise Parrotlet. Also, as the species of this bird suggests, a parrotlet is a much smaller version of a regular sized parrot. These birds tend to grow only 3 to 5 ? inches tall. These adorable birds are much like their larger counterparts. They love to play and have the tendency to mimic sounds they hear every day. Whether the sounds they mimic are words or tunes, these little birds demonstrate their smart and playful behavior.
Before searching for that companion, it is important to make sure that you can properly take care of your bird. The first thing you require is a cage. If you do not have enough birds or space for an aviary, the recommended cage size is 24 by 18 by inches. This is because your parrotlet needs enough room for it to stretch its wings and move around to play. Another requirement for its enclosure is for the bird to have toys to pay with. A little swing is always a must, but other toys that allow this bird to chew, trim its nails, or encourage its playful behavior is also crucial to keeping your pet happy. While parrotlets are cute, they can also be very territorial. To prevent aggressive behavior, do not include any other birds within your parrotlet’s enclosure. It is also helpful to play with your bird on a daily basis for about fifteen minutes so that you and your pet can build a healthy relationship.
After you are prepared to house your new pet, you also need to ensure that you have the right food that will keep your parrotlet happy and healthy. It is suggested that they eat a combination of seed, pellets, fruits, and vegetables. The seed can be any brand of Cockatiel seed mix. When you feed them, you can give them a mix of about 90% seed and 10% pellets. You can also use Millet spray as a treat. When you feed them fruits or vegetables, make sure that they are cut into small pieces. Keep in mind that any fruits and vegetables you give them should not contain large amounts of sugar or salt. By putting them on this healthy diet, your Turquoise Parrotlet will have a healthy sheen to its feathers. Just make sure that if you are ever going to change their diet, that you do it slowly so they can get used to the change and so that you can be sure that they are still eating.
For the overall health of your Turquoise Parrotlet, be sure to take your pet to an avian veterinarian for its annual checkups. You want to make sure that your bird is always healthy so that it can be a happy companion for next twenty to thirty years.