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    Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    What are the differences in personality? Are males more likely to speak than females of that species? How about moodiness?
    A local breeder is selling 2 females, hand tamed for $80 each...I guess I'd always kind of thought I'd get a male, but thought I'd find out if there's a difference first. Thanks all!

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    Re: Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    To what I have been told by other owners and breeders, the females will stay bonded to you easier (they are ok for a few days to a week without a lot of one-on-one time) while the males need constant bonding reinforcement. Also, the males tend to be more talkers than the females. Remember too that every bird is different.
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    Re: Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    Males can talk, but you never know, just like all birds.

    I have a female, Chipper. She is sweet, funny, loves her toys and flying and a quite bird.

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    Re: Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    How are parrotlets in with other birds? ie cockatiels? Anybody know??

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    Re: Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    This all depends on each personality because each bird is individual. However I can tell you what I have noticed the difference between personalities;

    Just remember this is not all true for every bird, just my experience

    (males)
    - better speakers
    - less shy/more outgoing
    - messier
    - “can” be more aggressive
    - tendency to bite
    - tendency to scream

    (females)
    - chattier
    - more bonded to their owners
    - more loving
    - gentle
    - more needy
    - softer chirping


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    Re: Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    Quote Originally Posted by princessmessy View Post
    How are parrotlets in with other birds? ie cockatiels? Anybody know??
    It depends on the bird. Parrotlets are related to Amazons, so they can be very stubborn and aggressive towards other birds. My Parrotlets are not afraid to attack a larger bird. But I know some who are great with Lovebirds (given the fact that they are very similar in personality).
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    Re: Male vs. Female Parrotlet

    The biggest difference, is with males you don't have to worry about eggs & their problems. Since I have no intention of ever breeding, I now have only males. I lost a beautiful & loving female tiel to her incessant need to lay eggs.

    My male p'let is a constant motion machine, talks, laughs, gives kisses, and just in general, a constant joy.
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