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Jardine Parrot or Redfronted Parrot - Jardine Poicephalus Gulielmi Bird

Jardine Parrot or Redfronted Parrot Jardine

Notable traits of the Jardine Parrot or Redfronted Parrot Bird: Jardine (Poicephalus Gulielmi)
Latin Name: Poicephalus Gulielmi
Common Name: Jardine Parrot or Redfronted Parrot
Description: The Jardine has a generously proportioned beak that gives the Jardine's parrot an appealing, cartoonish appearance. There are three types of Jardine's, all near-identical, small green South African parrots. The Lesser Jardine's, also known as the orange-crowned parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi fantiensis), is the most commonly available in the United States. It sports a brownish-black back and wings, and orange crown, thighs and wing edges. The black-wing Jardine's (Poicephalus gulielmi gulielmi) is a slightly larger bird with a more reddish crown. The greater Jardine's, or Masai Red-headed parrot (Poicephalus gulielmi massaicus), has a smaller spot of red on the crown and broader green edging on the back feathers.
Gender Determination: Must be done by DNA
Trainability: Make great pets
Length: 28 cm (11 in) long
Average Lifespan: 40 years
Average Weight: 200-227g (7-8 oz)
Diet: Pellet, Veggies, Fruit, some Seed
Housing: 24 x 30 x 30 inches
Loudness: Can make noise but not all the time.
Talking Ability: Great talkers can learn a lot of phrases
Notes: Are avid chewers so provide bird-safe, un-sprayed chew toys such as pine, willow, elder and fir wood and vegetable tanned leather items, branches; puzzle and foraging toys, ladders, swings.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Breeding Notes: The eggs are white and there are usually three or four in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for about 27 days and the chicks leave the nest about 80 days after hatching
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 20
Nest: 12 x 20 inches L Box
Breeding Aviculture: Occasionally Bred
Average Clutch Size: 2-4
Habitat: Across wide areas of Africa
References: PelletTreatToy
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