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Sunday, August 4, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Parrotletbirds YouTube Milestone
This week, Parrotletbirds Aviary achieved a milestone on YouTube. Parrotletbirds Aviary achieved 1,000,000 video views and counting.. From everyone at Parrotletbirds Aviary we would like to give a special and sincere "Thank You" to all those who made this possible!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
"Parrotletbirds Photo Collages"
Parrotletbirds has created a series of "Parrotletbirds Collages". We have made these "Parrotletbirds Collages" for Parrotlet lovers and to show everyone examples of the Pacific Parrotlets we have raised over the past 10 years.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
A Green Split Blue Parrotlet - Why do you refer to some color mutations as “split”. What does "Split" mean? The term "Split" means that the Parrotlet is visually green, but it has the gene of a color mutation. So Green "split to blue" is visually green but has a green gene and a blue gene. When bred with a blue Parrotlet (having 2 blue genes), half of the offspring will be blue (a blue gene from the split to blue parent and a blue gene from the blue parent), the other half will be visually green split to blue (a green gene from the split to blue parent and a blue gene from the blue parent). Thus the color mutations are recessive, requiring both genes to be that color for the Parrotlet to have that color visually. The 3 Parrotlet Photos (below) are of the Blue Parrotlet Mutation. All 3 Blue's are Female Pacific Parrotlets. Just by looking at the different pictures-one would assume they are just "Blue Parrotlets"
Blue Pacific Parrotlet (F)
Blue Split Yellow Pacific Parrotlet (F)
Blue Split Fallow Pacific Parrotlet (F)
Friday, March 1, 2013
Clipping the wings is a painless process and, in fact, a temporary one because the flight feathers will grow back with each successive molt. The objective of wing-clipping is to limit a parrotlets ability to generate upward lift but retain the ability to glide downward to prevent injury from a fall. 1) Pacific Parrotlets have a great lift and need more feathers clipped. 2) Clip primary feathers on BOTH wings. 3) Primary coverts, secondary feathers and secondary coverts are NOT clipped. 4) Clip both wings to give Parrotlet proper balance. 5) Restrain head, both feet and the opposite wing. 6) Be careful NOT to restrict chest. 7) Hold wing at base of humerus. 8) Clip first four or five primaries at the base of the shaft, below feathered area. 9) Can leave the first two primaries for aesthetics and clip an additional primary. 10) Do not clip feathers with blood shaft.