Length: 5 1/2 inches
Weight: 25-30 grams
Life span: 12-20 years
Age at Weaning: 7-8 weeks
Age at Maturity: 6-8 months
Country of Origin: Ecuador and Peru
Temperament: Though small birds, parrotlets are very bold and mischievious. They have no fear and may try to aggravate other animals. If not handled regularly, they may become very aggressive. They can also be very affectionate, especially if you offer to give them a head-rub. Though only about 1/20th the size, most people compare them to amazons!
Talking Ability: Good
Noise Level: Low
Cage Requirements: 18" x 18"; bar spacing 1/2"
Interesting Facts: The parrotlet family is by far the smallest parrot family in the world. They weigh about 3/4 the amount of a budgie, and 1/2 the amount of a lovebird.
The male and female Celestial parrotlets can be told apart as soon as feathers start growing in. The males have blue on their wings, back and around the backs of their heads. The females may have a light blue right behind their eyes, but are green otherwise.