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Rubino Bourke Parakeets - Bourke Neopsephotus Bourkii Bird

Rubino Bourke Parakeets Bourke

Notable traits of the Rubino Bourke Parakeets Bird: Bourke (Neopsephotus Bourkii)
Latin Name: Neopsephotus Bourkii
Common Name: Rubino Bourke Parakeets
Description: Pink head, back, and belly, mottled pink shoulders, lesser, and median coverts, with yellow greater coverts. White flight feathers with pale pink-tinged tail. Pale cheeks, with dark eyes, light pink feet, and an orange beak
Gender Determination: Males are often slightly larger
Trainability: Gentle birds with a childfriendly disposition
Length: 19 cm
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Average Weight: 40 to 50 grams
Song: Light twittering, especially around sunrise and sunset
Diet: Seed mix with various types of millet, some hemp and niger, greenfood, and some fruits and vegetables
Housing: For a 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: Quiet, suitable for apartments
Talking Ability: Minimal quite uncommon
Notes: Bourkes require minimal care by bird standards, and are not generally particularly destructive towards their toys. Their gentle dispositions and small beaks make them excellent pet birds for families with children. They do enjoy sitting on owners' shoulders, but are not known to enjoy excessive cuddling.
Fairly new to aviculture, rubino bourkes are in high demand for their colouring, both by those seeking pets and those who breed birds.
Breeding Notes: Must be brought into breeding condition. Left in too small of a cage, they become overweight and do not breed. They like a more quiet 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.
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 8
Nest: 11 H x 6.5 L x 6 W inches
Breeding Aviculture: Fairly new to aviculture
Average Clutch Size: 3-6
Habitat: Mutation occurring in captivity
References: SeedPelletToy
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