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Plum Head Parakeet - Plum Head Parakeet Psittacula Cyanocephala Bird

Plum Head Parakeet Plum Head Parakeet

Notable traits of the Plum Head Parakeet Bird: Plum Head Parakeet (Psittacula Cyanocephala)
Latin Name: Psittacula Cyanocephala
Common Name: Plum Head Parakeet
Description: Green; head red becoming violet-blue on back of crown, nape and cheeks; black stripes to cheeks and narrow band to nape with adjoining bluish-green band; rump bluish-green; dark red patch to wing-coverts; under wing-coverts greenish-blue; middle tail-feathers blue with white tips; outer feathers yellowish-green with yellow tips; upper mandible orange-yellow, lower mandible brownish-black; iris whitish-yellow; feet grey. Female with bluish-grey head and yellowish edging; dark red patch on wing-coverts absent; upper mandible pale yellowish, lower mandible grey. Immatures with greenish head and often with grey tinge to chin; forehead orange-grey; upper and lower mandible yellowish; both sexes attain female adult plumage at 15 months; young male attains full adult male plumage at 30 months.
Gender Determination: Male has a Plum Head when mature the female has a Grey Head
Trainability: The Plum Headed Parakeet is an intelligent and outgoing bird and a really fun bird to own.
Length: 33 cm (13 ins)
Average Lifespan: 25 years
Average Weight: 66-80g
Diet: Pellets, Fruit, Veggies
Housing: 30 x 24 x 30 inches
Loudness: These birds can be sometimes vocal in the home.
Talking Ability: Plum Heads are good 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 Plum Headed 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 Plum Headeds 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 and Lutino
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 20
Nest: 14 x 7 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Yes Common
Average Clutch Size: 4
Habitat: Foothills of the Himalayas South to Sri Lanka
References: PelletTreatToy
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