This means an egg is incubated and as soon as the chick hatches humans feed it. Hand reared birds bond closer to people, and make better pets.
However, parrots need much more than seed to survive, let alone thrive and live long, healthy lives. Offer your bird fresh items, cooked foods, and seeds in the morning and evening. Remove these items in an hour so that they don't spoil.
The tiny bird, which is not much bigger than an adult person's thumb, is smaller than some of the insects with which it shares the forest. On average, Buff faced pygmy parrot (Micropsitta pusio) stand less than 9cm tall and weight 11.5 gramms.