International Parrotlet Society's
Recommended Minimum Standards For Care of Parrotlets
· Feed your parrotlet a healthy, varied
diet on a daily basis including pellets, vegetables, beans, grains, fruits, seeds and
· Clean water should always be available.
Change water at least once daily.
· Learn what foods should be avoided such
as salt, sugar, chocolate, avocados and alcohol.
· Secure the services of a veterinarian
certified in or experienced with avian clients.
· A well-bird examination and annual check
ups are highly recommended.
· Quarantine any new bird(s) coming into
your home for at least 45 days if another bird(s) is already present.
· Have nails, beaks and flight feathers
trimmed when needed.
· Keep your parrotlet away from smoke,
toxic plants and fumes.
· Give your parrotlet exercise
opportunities and time out of its cage daily.
· Never leave parrotlets unsupervised with
children or other pets.
· Never take parrotlets outside unless they
are in a cage. Even a parrotlet with clipped wings can still fly.
· When traveling with your bird in a car,
always make sure the seatbelt is securely fastened around the cage.
· Provide a cage large enough to contain
many toys and perches to allow your parrotlet ample room to exercise. A recommended
MINIMUM is 18" wide x 18" deep x 24" high. Maximum bar spacing is
· Provide enrichment items and rotate them
on a regular basis to alleviate boredom. Also, check them often to make sure they are not
damaged and are safe.
· Clean cage, perches and toys regularly
and change cage papers daily. Food and water dishes should also be cleaned daily.