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Has anyone owned a Green Rumped Parrotlet?

Not a green pacific!!!

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Old 03-22-2020, 09:28 PM   #1
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Has anyone owned a Green Rumped Parrotlet?

On my quest to narrow down birds I think I may go with what David said and look into a green rumped parrotlet. I actually found someone that sells them but still have no idea when the next clutch is coming in.

However it seems like they aren't that common so its been hard for me to find any actual posts about these.

So I was just looking to see on anyones experience on having them? One thing that really got me into looking into them is that the information I found said that Green rumps are typically more laid back and gentle than the pacific.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:14 PM   #2
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Green rump

Yes, I have two. A male and a female and they are just the sweetest little things ever. I got them both as hand raised babies. I cannot say enough good about them. Neither have ever bitten me. Like all parrolets they are sassy with their toys when they play and just so cute as can be. I definitely would recommend them. I keep them in separate cages and they do get upset if the other flies on the others cage. I love them both but if I had it to do over I probably would only have bought one. They are jealous of each other. You will love a green rump, they are well worth the wait to get one.. Good luck
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:41 PM   #3
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Nice! But are they still babies or a few years old? I think if i do get a parrotlet then this is what I will get unless people prereserve them .
Are they afraid of your hands or skittish?

Besides the behavior are they exactly the same as pacifics in regard to noise or how they sound?
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:01 AM   #4
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Green rump

No, they are not skittish or flighty at all. They were hatched last Spring out of different clutches. I believe they are quieter than the Pacific. I had a green rump years ago for 14 yrs till she passed. These little ones seem to have the same temperament as she did. They are very friendly with me but get very quiet when someone they do not know comes in. I have never had them screem after me when I put them back in their cages but then all birds are different, some may but these have not. Hope this helps you.
Anxious to hear about yours if you get one,
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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Ok thanks for that info!

It will still be a while , they just sold their babies so now I have to wait till the next clutch comes in so I don't really have a timeframe on when that will be.

But with this virus going on , travel ban and safety precautions I know it will be a while until I get a bird anyways.

I'm surprised more people aren't out there breeding these green-rump parrotlets.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:07 PM   #6
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Green rumps

I have never understood why the breeders are not breeding more of these sweet little green rumps either. I looked for years before I was able to find mine.
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There are less green rump parrotlets in general in the US, meaning that there is a smaller potential pool to breed from. Although it is a general concern with parrotlet breeding, you need to be concerned with genetics and there is a much smaller gene pool of potential candidates for green rumps to choose from. With any new bird, it is important to have an emergency fund save for any unanticipated expenses.
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There are less green rump parrotlets in general in the US, meaning that there is a smaller potential pool to breed from. Although it is a general concern with parrotlet breeding, you need to be concerned with genetics and there is a much smaller gene pool of potential candidates for green rumps to choose from. With any new bird, it is important to have an emergency fund save for any unanticipated expenses.
In addition to what Jackie said they are also harder to raise and breed. I know one person who breeds them and I have a friend who has one. She's really little and her personality it definitely more reserved than the Pacific's. Not skittish but maybe shy or timid is a better word.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:38 PM   #9
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Don't forget to check out rescues! I got my Pacific from a rescue and he is wonderful. He's sweet, funny, gentle, and my constant companion. The rescue from which I adopted had 4 parrotlets of varying breeds. My Charlie was 1-2 years old and we're going on 3 years together. The rescue has hundreds of birds looking for homes. You can get amazing birds through rescues. 😁
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:45 PM   #10
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On my quest to narrow down birds I think I may go with what David said and look into a green rumped parrotlet. I actually found someone that sells them but still have no idea when the next clutch is coming in.

However it seems like they aren't that common so its been hard for me to find any actual posts about these.

So I was just looking to see on anyones experience on having them? One thing that really got me into looking into them is that the information I found said that Green rumps are typically more laid back and gentle than the pacific.
My Cowboy is a 7 year old Green Rump Parrotlet who I got from a breeder in Pennsylvania. He was a baby but a total rescue and intervention. From the beginning, he had sever genetic defects including overgrown beak disease. COWBOY HAS PLUCKED NAKED AND BITES HIS SKIN TO BLEEDING SINCE HE WAS 6 MONTHS OLD.

Cowboy made Kai look like a fully feathered bird. Not joking. I have spend thousand on vet bills; every remedy known to avian science and every healthy food imaginable and nothing changes. Green Rumps are PROLIFIC pluckers. He just got over a 6 month bout of Aspergillus and he pulled through. I love Cowboy and I am used to his totally naked state but I never get used to him biting into his own flesh.

I know that you had a hard time handling Kai's plucking so if you don't want to live through the same heartache, I would recommend that you to AVOID getting a green rump. THere are no new clutches (too early) and just do your research and wait until the right time and the right companion. Maybe not even a caged bird. Perhaps try a parakeet or a budgie. They don't pluck and are very smart and cute.
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