MUCH OF THE INFORMATION
ABOUT PARROTLETS AND THEIR CARE ARE ON WEBSITES OF THOSE WHO
BREED AND SELL PARROTLETS AND PRODUCTS FOR PARROTLETS. MY LINKS ARE FOR PARROTLET
INFORMATION ONLY AND WILL
OFTEN BE TO THE PAGE WITH THE INFORMATION RATHER THAN THE HOME
PAGE OF A SELLER. A LINK DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT I VOUCH
FOR THAT BREEDER, STORE, OR PRODUCT.
When I first thought
of getting a Parrotlet the first thing I did was to locate and
join several Yahoo Group e-mail lists. I will mention only those
lists I personally belong to. Each of these has members that
are very knowledgeable about Parrotlets and their breeding and
Parrotlets and Fun
SOME WEBSITES WITH PARROTLET
MANY OF THESE HAVE THEIR OWN LINKS SO I'M KEEPING MY LINK LIST
R Book 4U:
An online book that covers just about anything you may want to
know about Parrotlets, their care and feeding, problems, etc.
Parrotlet Basics: This page on The Parrotlet Ranch site provides
information on the various Parrotlet species along with book
recommendations. Other pages provide a more scientific classification,
speak about various problems (feather-picking, etc.), what to
do when you first bring a baby Parrotlet home, and more. There
is a lot of good information here.
Loro the Parrotlet: A great site with lots of good information
about Parrotlets. Included are how to find a breeder, diet, their
first weeks at home, and a "Starters Kit" page with
information about cages, toys, perches and other things the well-outfitted
Parrotlet may need for a happy start in your home.
Shady Pines Aviary: Very nice description of the personality of
these little guys, along with species and color mutation information
as well as mutation genetics.
This page has some wonderful photos, including a baby still in
pinfeathers. There is some information on caring for a pet Parrotlet
as well as information on the species.
There are many common household things that are dangerous to
Parrotlets (and all birds). Here is a page that lists and tells
about many of them.
There are many bird toys sold on websites and in pet stores that
are NOT safe for your birds. Check this page for information
on safe and unsafe toys. Follow the text links for photos of
some of the toys mentioned.
ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES
The International Parrotlet Society: "The purpose of the IPS is to
educate its members and promote interest in parrotlets, whether
for exhibition, reproduction, care, knowledge, conservation,
study, companion birds, or hobby; also to present to its members
information to increase the understanding of the various genera,
species and subspecies of parrotlets". If you own a Parrotlet
or dozen, this is a good organization to join.