Omnicolor Parakeet (Platycercus Eximius) – Parrot pet


Physical description
It has in its most common form a head and upper chest of bright red color while its bottom is yellow. Its cheeks are white in males and are grayer in females. Its abdomen is light green, its rump and the tips of its wings are royal blue. Its eyes are dark brown and the legs and beak are gray in color.

About 33 cm in adulthood

12 years

The female has duller colors than the male. DNA sexing however necessary.

They need a nest box of 25 x 25 basic and 45 cm high, a hole 80 mm in diameter. Do not forget to put something so that they can come out (board or wire mesh). It must be placed in height around March. At the bottom of the nest put rodent shavings. They can lay up to 6 eggs. The incubation is 21 days and the exit from the nest is done on the 35th day.

South East Australia and Tasmania

It is easy to raise and is not too shy, it can live in an outdoor aviary, it must be at least 2 m. about 80 cm wide. Put on unplasticized galvanized wire mesh (because when it hangs on it with the spout, it could swallow bits of plastic). It is not afraid of the cold, you just need to protect it from the frost. She needs a place where she can get in the rain or a small tub. This allows him to get rid of parasites, dust and keep waterproof feathers. The humidity will be favorable to the eggs because it can help the chick at the time of hatching. This bird is very popular for its beauty, calm and melodious song. He shouts very little, which is perfect for people who live in apartments. Independent by nature, it is an ideal bird for those who work and therefore cannot spend their day with their feathered companion.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II.

Mixture of large parakeet, sprouted seeds, mash, soaked bread, willow branches, fruit (apples) and greenery.


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