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November 16, 2021

When do male pacific/celestial parrotlets get their markings?


Hi, I have a parrotlet that is about 7months old now and I’m not sure on it’s gender yet, It has a sort of blue streak on it’s wings and a darkish blue patch on its back but no eye mark. Is it a female or will it’s mark come through in time


Answer:

Hi Quinn,

The adult colors usually show when the bird has the first adult molt. This can be anytime from 6 – 12 months old. So it’s hard to say on yours, unless it already had the first adult molt. This is usually a fairly heavy molt that you would notice.

Thank you for asking Lafeber.

Brenda

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