||One year old|
||Berlin, Maryland, USA|
Jackie and Joey, our darling Parrotlets! Parrotlets are charming little
birds with big personalities and these babies were no exception. We found them
at the pet store where I had gotten my Betta fish a few months earlier. They
were such personable little guys that we had to bring them home.
They are voracious eaters and greedily dive into their food bowls every
morning. When my husband sits at the computer nearby their cages, they have
to fly over and check out what he's doing. One will perch on the monitor and
the other will inspect the mouse.
Of the two, Joey is the one most likely to "cuddle" with you. He is more laid
back than Jackie; he will sit quietly in the palm of your hand and let you
stroke him gently. Jackie is far more hyper and would rather play! She is the
more gregarious of them. She love to "play ball" with a small plastic ball
with a bell in it. If you put it on top of the cage, she will grab it with
her beak, shake it like mad and then drop it off the edge of the cage for you
to catch (or pick up from the floor!)
This picture shows Jackie in the food dish enjoying her fruits! They are a joy
to have and watch. They are less than a year old, so we have many more years
to share with these gregarious little creatures! They are our little sweethearts!
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