The Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus) is amongst the smallest of all parrotlets. They are inquisitive, curious and intelligent with a lot of attitude. They are well-liked because of being quiet, yet they can learn many words and they whistle very well too. They learn behavior cues such as “Step Up/Down” and “Kiss kiss,” and some can even learn how to play dead. They are affectionate and love spending time with their owners, yet are happy and independent enough to play contentedly with their toys while their owner is away.
Spectacled Parrotlets for sale feature rich green feathering of green on their bodies and rosey beaks and feet. Distinct facial details include light blue circles around the eyes and on the wing and tail feather tips. The belly is slightly lighter green than the rest of the body.
Life Span: Average lifespan of a Spectacled Parrotlet is 20 to 30 years.
Size: Spectacled parrotlet truly fits the popular description of pocket parrots. With the adults reaching an average length of just 5 inches (12 centimeters) and weighing just 1 ounce (30 grams), these are truly tiny birds, and actually the smallest parrotlet that exists today.
Behavior: Regular natural calls are cartoonish tweets and chirps. They are fairly smart, perhaps a little mischievous at times, but full of fun and will quickly learn to do some simple tricks. Social and affectionate, spectaled parrotlet birds are notorious for cuddling and burrowing behaviors, yet playful.
Diet: Parakeet Seed, Australian Goldenfeast, Dried Egg Food, fresh fruits, vegetables, millet spray, cuttlefish bone
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.