Mexican Parrotlet: Traits, History, Food & Care (with Pictures)


These tiny parrots hail from Mexico, but you probably already knew that. The Mexican parrotlet is sometimes mistaken for a green parakeet, but these birds are actually smaller than the parakeet and have different personalities. The Mexican parrotlet is also called the blue-rumped and the turquoise-rumped parrotlet and is part of Mexico’s illegal bird trade industry – as many as 8,000 are caught illegally every year. So, if you’re interested in learning more about this beautiful pint-sized parrot, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for more information about this pint-sized parrot. Species Overview Common Names: Mexican parrotlet, blue-rumped …

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Blue-and-Gold Macaw: Traits, History, & Care (with Pictures)

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The Blue-and-Gold Macaw is also known as the Blue-and-Yellow Macaw and is one of the most popular of the larger parrots. They are instantly recognizable with their vivid blue and yellow (or gold) feathers and loud and outgoing personalities. These parrots are amongst the most commonly owned Macaws in North America, so they’re not hard to find and won’t cost you as much as some of the other parrots out there. If you’re interested in learning more about the Blue-and-Gold Macaw, please read on, and you might learn something new about these gorgeous birds! Species Overview Image Credit: khairicherus, Pixabay …

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Camelot Macaw: Traits, History, Food & Care (with Pictures)

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The Camelot macaw is a hybrid between the Scarlet and Golden-blue macaw. Since these birds are hybrids, they do not have a scientific name. Camelot macaws are brightly colored and attractive. This is a captive-bred macaw that is not naturally found in the wild. They are a relatively new color mutation of the first-generation macaw. Macaws are highly intelligent and interactive. They enjoy learning new words and sounds to add to their vocabulary. The Camelot macaw is more readily available than most color mutations of the macaw bird. This article will provide you with all the information you need to …

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What Other Birds Can Parrotlets Live Together With?

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Parrotlets are adorable tiny parrots with huge personalities! If you’re thinking about bringing a companion home for your parrotlet but aren’t sure what birds will make a good companion for him, we’ll go over the ins and outs and possible solutions. You definitely want your parrotlet to be comfortable, and we’re sure the last thing you want to do is stress your birds out, so we hope this article will help you make the right decision for you and your parrotlet. The Single Bird Many species of birds do appreciate living with other birds. If you’re unable to spend as …

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Scarlet Macaw: Traits, History, Food & Care (with Pictures)

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Native to the South and Central Americas, the Scarlet macaw will enthrall you with its vibrant personality and beauty! This large parrot is both intelligent and affectionate that makes a great companion for you and your family. Here, we discuss the Scarlet macaw in detail to see if this is the right parrot for you! Species Overview Image Credit: AshrafChemban, Pixabay Common Names: Scarlet macaw Scientific Name: Ara macao (two subspecies: Ara macao cyanoptera in Central America, Ara macao macao in South America) Adult Size: Approximately 89cm (35 inches) Life Expectancy: Approximately 50 years or more Origin and History Native …

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