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Rosy Pink Bourke Parakeet - Bourke Neophema Bourkii Bird

Rosy Pink Bourke Parakeet Bourke

Notable traits of the Rosy Pink Bourke Parakeet Bird: Bourke (Neophema Bourkii)
Latin Name: Neophema Bourkii
Common Name: Rosy Pink Bourke Parakeet
Description: forehead and small streaks above eye blue; lores, eye area and front cheeks whitish grey; remainder of cheeks and throat pink, each feather with greyish edge; breast feathers pink with light grey edging; abdomen pink; head, back and wing-coverts pink with pale grey edging; lower back and median upper tail-coverts pink; thighs and under tail-coverts light pink, may have pale blue tint; primaries blackish; underside of tail dull whitish; upperside of middle tail feathers brownish black, outer feathers dull blue on outer webs; white on underwing absent or faint; bill light orange; iris dark brown; feet light pink


Immatures duller and without blue frontal band; white wing stripe usually absent in male, pronounced in female; lower mandible yellowish in very young birds; adult plumage attained at 8 months
Gender Determination: Males are a somewhat brighter pink and tend to be a bit larger
Trainability: Good beginner bird and great with children
Length: 19 cm (7.5 ins)
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Average Weight: 40 - 50 grams
Song: Melodious twittering in background, around dusk and dawn
Diet: seed mix of various millets, some niger and hemp; greenfood, fruit and vegetables
Housing: (For pet bird) Minimum cage size of 18 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches, with bar spacing from 3/8 to no more than 1/2 an inch. Perches should vary in diameter and texture.
Loudness: Low, suitable for apartments and condos
Talking Ability: Minimal and rare
Notes: By bird standards, Rosy Bourkes require minimal care. They are not avid chewers, and are generally not destructive towards their toys. They enjoy sitting on shoulders, though they are not usually fond of excessive cuddling.
Breeding Notes: Must be brought into breeding condition, left in to small a cage and they become over weight and will not breed. They like a more quite place to nest and can be mixed with finches in an aviary setting.

During breeding time feeding is of utmost importance. The normal diet should be maintained with emphasis placed on the greens, soaked seed and seeding grasses and the provision of food such as egg and biscuit which should be available at all times. It will also be found that the parents will look for more sunflower seed. The hen will start sitting at the laying of the second egg

When using a new breeding hen for the first time, never chase her from the nest box to inspect the eggs or young and never handle the young. As the hen gains experience she will also gain tolerance to being disturbed while in the nest box.

Incubation
18 - 21 days.

Fledging
21-28 days old.
Mutations: Rosy Cream (fallow)CinnamonFallow Ino Blue Rubino
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 8
Nest: 6.5 L x 6 W x 11 H
Breeding Aviculture: Common
Average Clutch Size: 3-6
Habitat: Man Made Mutation Nominate Interior of Southern and Central Australia.
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