He is so gorgeous!! I just love his coloring
Is he a Pacific parrotlet? I don't know too much about the different breeds of parrotlets, but they are the cutest little things
Does he behave with Cozette and Mina? I would love to get one some day but don't know how one would interact with my current flock.
Yes, Oliver is a American Yellow (aka Dilute) Pacific Parrotlet.
He gets along fine with Cozette because she isn't in your face or high energy but they weren't really friends persay-I think they could have been if I hadn't gotten Mina. Cozette prefers Mina to Oliver, and Oliver just prefers doing his own thing or hanging out with me. Oliver is petrified of Mina because she is very in your face with him and I don't think she likes him at all. Mina is also very high energy and Oliver is a perch potato. Mina is more assertive than Oliver, but she isn't territory aggressive as much as he is.
I know of a lot of people that have cockatiels, budgies, and parrotlets. These species seem to do fairly well together often enough. Parrotlets seem to be able to get along with milder tempered birds and just depending on the individual birds' personalities. I think parrotlets are very adaptable and so especially if they were raised around other birds, they would just go with it. For example, if the breeder was also handfeeding baby cockatiels alongside the parrotlets, etc. Although, they almost never do well being housed with other birds (even other parrotlets). I say almost because I do know some parrotlets that get alone extremely well with a budgie friend, a gcc friend, etc.-both have fairly mild temperaments and those people have housed them together after having them be bonded for months or years beforehand. But it is definitely not the norm.
From my experience, Parrotlets are more like a very independent, loyal, and loving chihuahua whose owner understands them and they understand their owner-in a very intimate way. My other two birds are more like cats with very easy going personalities. They love the occasional attention, but also like playing or doing their own thing more often. I say this because parrotlets tend to connect to humans in a different way than my other too. They are very interactive with humans and pay very close attention to the things you do rather than running around to investigate/play, which is what my other two like to do. They also bond strongly to humans like larger parrots, but are much more independent as long as they have a structured environment. However, like any animal, if you carry them around all of the time they can become very dependent. But if they have a structured environment, they make great pets.
I love parrotlets. I also love linnies and budgies. It is nice to have different personalities. For me-the owner- it is refreshing and balances things out. But parrotlets are basically what their name implies, they are true parrots and act the same as larger parrots in their temperaments but with all of the pros that come along with their compact size (not as noisy, not as needy, not as expensive, make less of a mess, bite won't rip a finger off, etc.).