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Green Turquoisine Parakeet - Turquoisine Parakeet Neophema Pulchella Bird

Green Turquoisine Parakeet Turquoisine Parakeet

Notable traits of the Green Turquoisine Parakeet Bird: Turquoisine Parakeet (Neophema Pulchella)
Latin Name: Neophema Pulchella
Common Name: Green Turquoisine Parakeet
Description: Very bright turquoise face, with yellow belly and tail. Lime green back, with turquoise wings with royal blue flight feathers. Small red wing patch. Black beak and dark eyes with grey-pink feet
Gender Determination: Females plumage is generally less bright than the males and the females lack the red wing patch
Trainability: Gentle temperament and enjoys company of owner
Length: 20 cm
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Average Weight: 40 grams
Song: Quiet and melodic
Diet: Seed mix of various millets, canary grass seed, oats, weed seed, wheat and some hemp, millet spray, various vegetables and fruits, greenfood, eggfood and soft insect food
Housing: 2 x 3 x 2 feet
Loudness: Quiet
Talking Ability: Unlikely
Notes: Gentle birds, turquoisine parakeets are unlikely to bite. They can be housed with other small birds, such as finches, but should not be housed with other Neophema species as they may be aggressive.
Because of their gentle nature, they make good pets for families with children.
Breeding Notes: Regularly achieved and not difficult; pairs should be isolated when breeding to avoid aggression; several pairs can only breed together in very large aviary; then remove young after leaving nest; breeding begins mostly in April; incubation 18 to 19 days; female only leaves nestbox to defecate; fledging period 4 to 5 weeks; young independent after 3 weeks; then separate from parents as often two or three breedings per year; young usually shy and flighty after leaving nest; often fly in alarm against mesh and injure themselves; covering mesh with cloth or leafy branches suggested.
Mutations: Yellow
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 8
Nest: Vertical box 6 by 6 by 6 inches (15 by 15 by 30.5 cm)
Breeding Aviculture: Quite common
Average Clutch Size: 2-6
Habitat: Eastern Australia
References: SeedPelletToy
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