Parrotlet Mimics the Rain

Parrotlets can actually mimic and talk incredibly well, which people tend not to expect out of small birds. This is just a quick post today, but I wanted to share Ptak's adorable 'trickling faucet' noise. It does sound rather like a running tap. He has recently applied this noise to any water, including rain, whether that... Continue Reading →

Difference Between a Parrotlet and a Budgie (or Parakeet).

There is a big difference between parrotlets and parakeets - more commonly known as Budgerigars, or budgies. First, it's important to note that 'parakeet' refers to a wide range of parrots from around the world. The word itself means simply, 'long tail.' There are many types of parakeets, and yes, budgies are one species of... Continue Reading →

Parrotlets Are the Smartest Parrots.*

*According to my personal opinion highly in-depth research. Cough. Actually, I stumbled across an article called Problem Solving Parrots, which begins to suggest that parrotlets are highly intelligent (though owners don't need scientists to tell us that). Certainly they more than held their ground against cockatoos, lorikeets, and green-winged macaws. Indeed, the spectacled parrotlets of the study were... Continue Reading →

Fun and Terrifying Things – to a Bird.

I like making lists. It's one of my favourite things to help me pretend to be organised. I even make lists for the birds. Most recently, I've made one of birdie loves and hates. Mishka and Ptak tend to find things TERRIFYING, FUN, or EDIBLE (or both of the latter two). When something falls into one... Continue Reading →

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