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Opaline Yellow Red Breasted Turquoisine Parakeet - Turquoisine Parakeet Neophema Pulchella Bird

Opaline Yellow Red Breasted Turquoisine Parakeet Turquoisine Parakeet

Notable traits of the Opaline Yellow Red Breasted Turquoisine Parakeet Bird: Turquoisine Parakeet (Neophema Pulchella)
Latin Name: Neophema Pulchella
Common Name: Opaline Yellow Red Breasted Turquoisine Parakeet
Description: Bright yellow head, wings, back, and tail, with orange-red belly, chest and white flight feathers. Pale area around eyes, with dark eyes, a pink-grey beak, and light pink feet
Gender Determination: Females are generally duller in colour than the males and lack the red wing patch
Trainability: Gentle temperament and enjoys company of owner
Length: 20 cm
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Average Weight: 40g
Song: Melodious twittering in background, around dusk and dawn
Diet: Seed, fruit and veggies
Housing: (For 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
Talking Ability: Rather 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: Green
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 8 years
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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