from new customers looking to buy their first Parrotlet from
1. How long have we been in business?
Little Tweet has been happily and exclusively breeding
1986. Little Tweet is family owned.
2. Why do some of the colors cost more?
People frequently ask why the colors other than Green are more
expensive. The answer is because Green is the natural color
and the other colors such as Blue,
Yellow, Lutino and Albino are mutations. They are rarer birds and therefore
3. Which are better pets: Males or Females?
You will find strong opinions to this questions
as Parrotlet owners who have had positive experience with
males/females or a certain color will tell you "buy
an XYZ " or if they have had a bad experience will
tell you the opposite. With purchasing a newly weened baby,
genetics can play a small factor but the more influencial
factor is YOU, the owner, the environment you create for
the Parrotlet, how much time you spend with your new little
pet AND how you socialize it. I will say the males learn
to speak sooner than females and many prefer them because
they are more colorful. However, BOTH can be sweet and
loving if properly socialized. If you are looking
for a specific personality type, please let us email us
and we will let you know if we have a Parrotlet compatible
with your family.
4. Which are better pets: Greens, Color mutations, or Green Rumps?
of these species make wonderful companions. Their differences lie in their
individual personality and temperament. Not to be underestimated, their current
and new environment greatly influence their personality and behavior - MEANING
SPEND QUALITY INTERACTIVE TIME WITH THEM! However, SLIGHT differences (only
SLIGHT if I may emphasize this again) can be made in regard to general characteristics
of these species. Here are the common stereo types:
Pacific - Feisty, Affectionate,
Inquisitive, Adaptable, Larger
Green-rumped - Gentle, Affectionate, Delicate, Timid, Smaller
However, there are those that will buck the norm. You will find shy Pacifics
and robust Green-rumpeds. It all lies within each bird AND their environment.
If buying a Parrotlet under 3 months for a pet, feel free to ask us about the
temperament, personality of the Parrotlet desired. We want your Parrotlet to
fit in well with your family.
5. Why Better in Pair?
Many are under the assumption that if they buy a pair, the Parrotlet
will not bond to them. This
will entirely depend on how much time you spend with your Parrotlet(s). We
have many customers buy in pairs and this is not a complaint. Parrotlets are
bird and will grow to love your companionship if cared for lovingly. If you
work full time and have a busy lifestyle, we strongly recommend a pair. This
keep him/her from getting overly lonely and feather plucking. Another advantage
is you can make extra cash or full time income breeding them. (It's also fun
and easy!) There is also a Parrotlet shortage in many states as many of you
out-of-Staters know as you can't find them in your local pet stores. And finally
is a stolen quote from where I can't remember) "Parrotlets are like Potato
Chips, you can't have just one!"
6. What is this going to cost me?
1) The cost of your Parrotlet(s) less discounts if more than one.
2) Nothing additional if you pick up. If you require shipping, the cost is
$90-100. This is not per bird, this is PER CARRIER. I can ship up to
at this rate via Delta's special fare for avian. (If Delta does not fly into
the airport close to you, there are other airlines that do, they are a little higher than $90-$100.) Email me the airport
closest to you and I give you your options. Many go in with a friend
to absorb this cost.
This is fine. 3) And finally, we charge a $25 for the airline approved shipping
container. Click here for more info on shipping or accepted
forms of payment.
7. Is shipping safe for the Parrotlet?
I ship Delta & Continental and they take
excellent care of the birds. I also ask for the most direct flights
so the Parrotlets are in their new homes as soon as possible. We ship
in airline safe containers with adequate food and a perch for safe, comfortable
more info on shipping or
to see our safe shipping carrier.
8. Will the Parrotlet like my other pets?
A newly weened Parrotlet is just like any other young animal, it can
easily form bonds with other animals and people. However, caution should be
excercised as your Parrotlet could be injured by a larger pet if not carefully
supervised. There is no way I can predict if the Parrotlet will be friends
with your Cocatiel or African Grey but I have had customers who have had success.
But again, the Parrotlet should be carefully supervised! After all he/she is
a just a baby.