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The International Parrotlet Society is no longer in operation. We are no longer taking applications or renewals.
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The International Parrotlet Society's (IPS) purpose was to educate its members and promote interest in parrotlets, whether for exhibition, reproduction, care, knowledge, conservation, study, companion birds, or hobby; also to present to its members information to increase the understanding of the various genera, species and subspecies of parrotlets.
About the logo: The International Parrotlet Society supports all genera of parrotlets. There are only three genera of parrotlets, not all of, which are available as breeders to all avian enthusiasts worldwide. The IPS encourages the active breeding of all three genera of our delightful companions. The three genera of parrotlets are Nannopsittaca (Nannopsittaca panychlora, Tepui Parrotlet, in background), Touit (Touit stictoptera, Spotwinged Parrotlet, in foreground) and Forpus (Forpus coelestis, Pacific Parrotlet, in middle).
UPDATE MARCH 6, 2013
It is with sad news that I must announced that after 21 years,
the International Parrotlet Society is closing its door
IPS did a lot of wonderful things during its tenure – we
raised money for conservation and veterinary research, we established breeding
cooperatives that preserved very rare species of parrotlets for a longtime, we
brought in color mutation Pacifics and made them available to the public and we
educated thousands of people on the proper care, breeding and training of
But in this day of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and online chat rooms, people no longer see a value in belonging to a bird club. After all, why pay dues when you can get information for free? Never mind that one has no idea whether or not the information is credible or is being given by an expert or professional, its free, easy and one only has to put as much effort as logging onto their computer. Bird clubs require workers, volunteers, organizers and people who understand that bird clubs do much more than just paying dues and getting a journal. Perhaps that part of aviculture is gone but in any event, IPS has run its course and is to be no more. For me, as a Founding member, it is very sad but one must accept reality.
I wish you and your parrotlets a good and happy life.
Sandee L. Molenda, C.AS.
Sandee L. Molenda, C.AS.
This page was last updated on 03/06/13.