Pacific Parrotlets are native to Mexico and Central and South America. They are about 5 inches in length and have a lifespan of about 5 to 10 years, but can live for as long as 20. Parrotlets are the world's smallest true parrot. They have the personality of a large bird in a small bird's body and are often compared to Amazon parrots, a family of parrots said to be their close cousins. They are feisty, affectionate, playful, and willful. They are not noisy birds but they can be very good talkers. They should have a diet of parrotlet seed [I use Volkman parrotlet seed) as well as fruits and vegetables such as corn, bananas, oranges, carrots, pears, apples, peas, celery, pomegranates, green beans, and kiwi. Cuttlebone in their cage is crucial.