Royal Parakeet (Alisterus scapularis) – Parrot pet


Physical description
The plumage of the upper parts of the body is green, the rump blue and the underparts red, the iris is yellow and the legs are gray.

About 43 cm in adulthood


30 years

Sexual dimorphism is very pronounced. The male has a completely red head, orange maxilla and black mandible. While the female has a green head with a hood that goes down to the chest, the starting point of the red color, and her beak is completely black.

The breeding of the royal parakeet is not easy. It happens very frequently that the female abandons her offspring and the breeder will therefore be forced to practice hand breeding (EAM). For it to nest, it must be made available at least two nesting boxes. Best is in a natural trunk at least 100-200 cm long with a diameter of 30 cm and a flight opening of 10 cm. At the start of the breeding season, the female seeks food from her partner and lets herself be fed by him. At the time of mating (from September to February), the male straightens the feathers of his head, he bows, his pupils narrow, he stretches the wings in jerky movements while emitting sounds that resemble a croak.
The female lays 4 to 5 eggs of 33 * 26 mm, and she broods them for 19 to 21 days. The young leave the hollow of the nest at the age of 5 to 6 weeks. Young females have brown iris. At the end of the first year, a light green band appears in the young males on the outer surface of the wing.


This is not a noisy bird, a hand-raised royal parakeet, if well cared for, becomes very familiar and pleasant. Imported birds, especially if they are already adults, do not tame well.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II.

Corn, sunflower, oats, wheat, switchgrass, peanuts, carrots, apples and other fruits as well as greens. During the breeding season we will give as basic food biscuits or crumbled rolls, hard-boiled and crushed chicken egg, fresh seeds of wild grass and sprouted seeds, sprouted corn, rusk.


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