Hideaway Farms ~ North Augusta, SC ~ (803) 593-9500 ~ email@example.com
All Parrotlets pictured here were hatched at Hideaway Farms Aviary except where noted. We are proud of the quality of Parrotlets that we breed. We do our best to keep the species pure and to produce healthy babies
I began researching Pacifics in February 1994 with a call to Earl Cort and Mickey Spranza. I bought my first pair of Parrotlets in 1994 from a friend who was very successful at Love Birds and also with Pacifics. I bought the pair for $200.00 took them home set them up and had babies within three months. I began buying pairs every time I saw them. At that time they were not as easily found as they are today. Everybody seems to have a pair now. I read an article by Dr. Reiner Erhart on the American Yellow Mutation Pacific and purchased a Yellow hen and a pair of splits from him in September of 1995.
Pictured here are two female Pacifics, a yellow mutation (visual) and a normal. I favor the Celestial Parrotlets ( forpus coelestis) I feel it is the most beautiful and personable of the miniature or dwarf parrots.
This is a tiny little bird that will fit in the palm of your hand and can win hearts very easily. If kept as a single bird they make great pets and because they are small they make a good beginner bird for children and because their song is quiet they can live very nicely in the apartment complexes.
Feather coloration, in the normal Pacific Parrotlet, is a variety of shades of green and some appear to have a light yellowish tone in the down feathers. Being sexually dimorphic the male is easily distinguished from the female. He carries a vivid blue on the wings and rump and a lighter blue over his eyes. Some males have a dusting of blue on the back of the neck and over the back and top of the wings.
Some females of a subspecies have a dark blue rump a slight blue on the wings and some blue on the head and neck. Some females have a deep turquoise rump with some shades of blue. But it is always very easy to tell the difference between males and females
They have some talking ability but for the most part they do not speak. Parrotlets are playful and love attention. They are hardy eaters with appetites bigger than their size. They eat millet, hemp and oats and love veggies, beans and rice. They will consume sunflower seeds and cuttlebone and lots of fresh water. They seldom bathe but love to roll in wet grass. They will chew wood so they need some toys to satisfy that urge
In recent years several color mutations have occurred in Pacific Parrotlets. The American yellow in this photo is a bright canary yellow bird with dark eyes. The males have lighter blue on the wings, rump and head when compared to the normal green type. The name is given the "American" distinction since it differs greatly with the yellow type being bred in Europe, which is not as bright and clear. Pictured here are two females at four months of age.
There are also Blue, Lutino, Albino, Fallow and White mutations being bred .
These are male Pacific's with the blue on the head and on the back underneath the wings. They are considered Lucida type due to the vivid blue colorationon the rump and the blue overlay on the top side of the wings
Yellow Male Pacific
This five week old baby is still being hand fed. He will fledge at six weeks and become more vivid in his coloration with each molt.
Yellow Male Pacific Parrotlet
This photo shows the intense coloration of the wings and rump of this five week old baby.
Female Blue Pacific Parrotlet
This is a juvenile female blue parrotlet. We purchased this female from Parrotlet Ranch
Female Lucida color
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