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Moustached or Java Parakeet - Moustache Parakeet Psittacula Alexandri Alexandri Bird

Moustached or Java Parakeet  Moustache Parakeet

Notable traits of the Moustached or Java Parakeet Bird: Moustache Parakeet (Psittacula Alexandri Alexandri )
Latin Name: Psittacula Alexandri Alexandri
Common Name: Moustached or Java Parakeet
Description: Green; head grey with marked bluish tinge; eye area washed with green; chin, broad cheek-stripe and narrow line over forehead to eye black; throat, breast and upper abdomen salmon-pink; lower abdomen and under tail-coverts green with variable blue tinge; median wing-coverts green-yellow; under wing-coverts pale green; upperside of middle tail-feathers blue with green-yellow tips, outer tail-feathers blue-green; tail underside dirty olive-yellowish; upper and lower mandible red with pale tip; iris pale yellow; feet grey. Female as male with red upper and lower mandible, but salmon-pink breast duller; middle tail-feathers on average shorter. Immature s green with whitish forehead and incomplete black cheek-stripe; median wing-coverts with yellow-green tinge; tail noticeably shorter; bill pale red.
Gender Determination: Male has a red beak when mature the female has a black beak
Trainability: The Mustache Parakeet is an intelligent and outgoing bird and a really fun bird to own.
Length: 42 cm(16.5 ins)
Average Lifespan: 30 years
Average Weight: 156g
Diet: Pellets, Fruit, Veggies
Housing: 30 x 24 x 30 inches
Loudness: These birds can be sometimes vocal in the home.
Talking Ability: Moustached are great talkers but they are not loud talkers. They will talk quietly and clearly. they start to talk around a year old and continue to increase their vocabulary. They speak with much more clarity than the Ringnecks.
Notes: The Indian Moustached is not difficult to care for in captivity, but if they are kept singly as pets, they require a lot of attention to maintain their tameness. They are avid chewers and toys must be provided to prevent destructive behavior. Most Moustached do love to bathe should be provided baths frequently. These birds love fruits and veggies, and they should be given access to both daily.
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.
Mutations: Blue
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 25
Nest: 16 x 8 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Yes Common
Average Clutch Size: 4
Habitat: India China and Indonesia
References: PelletTreatToy
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