Bourke’s Parakeet (Neophema Bourkii)

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Physical description
The body is small, graceful and elongated, gray-pink or gray-blue feathers depending on the mutations that exist the color of this parakeet can vary, the eyes are dark its tail is half its size.

Cut
19 cm

Lifetime
12 years

Sexing
The male has a slightly bluer forehead, the female is also a little smaller than the male however only a trained eye can distinguish the difference.

Reproduction
Sexual maturity is reached around the age of 18 months, reproduces without great difficulty in captivity but is very afraid of humidity, the September season is from August to September depending on the rainy season, the female lays 4 with 5 eggs the incubation lasts 20 days and the young remain in the nest for 3 weeks.

Origin
Interior of central and southern Australia.

Behviour
It is easily found in the trade, it is a very calm, sociable parakeet, which coexists easily with other birds, it will even take pleasure in feeding young chicks that are not its own or even of another species ( kakariki, multicolored…). It is very resistant and needs humidity during the breeding season.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II.

Food
Mixture of seeds for parakeets and fruits.

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