We only sale Pacific Parrotlets.
Little Booger Parrotlets is owned by Jessica and Michael Horton and is located in Conyers, GA.
In late 2011 I decided I wanted a pet bird. After much research I discovered Parrotlets. The more I read about them, the more I liked them. So, in 2012 I made the decision to add one to my family. The search began. And not much later I acquired my first Pacific Parrotlet, a green male named Petie. Petie quickly worked his way into my heart. He soon learned to talk and currently has a vocabulary of about 20 words and phrases. He uses the words and phrases in context, and even taught himself to call water "yummy yummy". He also does a few tricks, like high five, turn around, fetch, etc. Needless to say, he is quite entertaining.
Early in 2014 I acquired a turquoise female, Sadie, as a companion for Petie. They immediately bonded and a few months later (August 2014) had their first clutch of three babies.
I am not a conventional breeder AT ALL. When Sadie began laying eggs, I began to think about how to raise the babies. Every thing I read talked about hand-feeding them starting at 10-12 days old. I didn't really like the idea of taking them from their parents, but I wanted to make sure they would be tame. I kept reading and researching and came across some info relating to "coparenting". This is what it's called when you allow the parents to raise the babies, but you handle them each day to make sure they are used to people and are tame. This method ensures that the babies receive all the good bacteria/enzymes from the parents. There's no risk of handfeeding problems this way, either. I decided to give this a try. I acquired everything I would need just in case I would need to take the babies from the nest and hand feed them. But, neither Petie nor Sadie were bothered by my handling the babies, because they are both very tame themselves. I've coparented every clutch so far, and will continue to coparent unless a baby is rejected by the parents. Starting when each baby is 12 days old, I interact with him/her several times each day, cuddling with it. As each baby gets older, I spend more and more time with each one, letting them hang out with me while I'm doing stuff around the house (as long as it's safe), watching T.V., etc. I make sure each baby is used to me spreading it wings out, turning him/her over on its back, playing with its toes, etc. so that they aren't afraid of hands.
So my babies are NOT handfed. But, they ARE tame, well-socialized Parrotlets. According to people who have gotten babies from me, they are cuddlebugs. And, the parent-raised babies I've kept are sweet and loving as well.
Each pair lives in their own cage, with lots of toys and lots of perches inside the cage. But, whenever I am home the cage doors are open and they are allowed to play on the tops of their cages, where there are additional perches, toys, and food and water. They often interact with each other, visiting each others cages to hang out together. And they are all my pets who enjoy time hanging out with me. I spend individual time with EVERY little booger every day. They each have their cuddle time. And, they hang out with me while I'm doing household chores. The only time they don't get individual attention from me is when a female is laying, sitting on eggs, or has babies that are under 2 weeks old. Then I don't bother that particular one unless she asks for time with me.
The parents are fed a wide variety of foods, including a seed-based mixture, a pelleted food, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, rice, pasta, beans, etc. The babies are weaned on the same varied diet as the parents so that they will be accustomed to trying new foods. For complete information on my Parrotlets' diet, as well as a list of the foods I feed, check out the Parrotlet Care Guide page.
I weigh each of my adult birds several times a week. I start weighing the babies at the 12 day old mark. I weigh each baby regularly until it goes to its new home. I record the weights in the notebook that I use for all my bird records. This allows me to make sure each adult bird is staying within the normal range and each baby bird is growing properly.
My birds are pets first and breeders second. Because they are in my home, I do NOT allow people to come here to "pick out a bird" or to pick up their baby. Besides, Parrotlets tend to be shy and probably wouldn't want to interact with someone they don't know anyway. I am more than happy to email or text pictures and/or videos to you. I also post plenty of pictures and videos on the Facebook page called Little Booger Parrotlets.
I meet buyers at a public location to deliver their baby to them, unless the baby is being shipped. For more details on prices and purchasing, check out the Prices page and/or the Purchasing/Shipping page.
.Little Booger Parrotlets
Conyers, GA 30012
Conyers, GA 30012