Meet Quito! He’s a social, silly, and curious Parrotlet (the smallest breed in the parrot family) and he’s looking for his forever home.
Quito is is a big bird in a tiny body! He’s highly intelligent, affectionate, and definitely cute! He is just 3 years young. With a life expectancy of 20 years, he definitely needs a home committed to his long term care. He is finger trained and enjoys his humans company. He needs a nice roomy cage (absolute minimum of 18 x 20 inches) with different levels and perches as well as toys and a cuttlebone to keep his beak trimmed. He will need plenty of parrotlet pellets supplemented with a regularly offered variety of species-appropriate fruit and veggies, such as small amounts of berries, banana, bell pepper, and dark greens.
Quito is very social and is used to 3+ hours of handling a day. Potential adopters should be prepared to handle their parrotlet daily without fail. Parrotlets can be mimics and some even pick up some speech, but in general, they are among the quietest parrot varieties. Quito has lived with children and wouldn’t mind doing so again, although the adult family member(s) will need to be his primary caretaker.
If you are interested in meeting Quito, please complete an adoption application and contact the shelter today!