• Jan 14, 2020
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Longipennate parrots


Senegalese longipennate parrot


Length of a body of a Senegalese parrot — from 22 to 25 cm, weight — from 125 to 170 g

the Trunk is painted, generally in green color. Tail, wings and top part body dark green. Paunch yellow or orange. On a breast — the wedge-shaped green drawing. Legs are pink, and "panties" green. On the dark gray head — massive black (with a grayish shade) a beak. An iris of the eye of young birds of dark-brown color, at adult parrots (12 — 14 months are more senior) — yellow. If the bird worries, the pupil quickly is narrowed and extends.
At a female accurater constitution, smaller and lucid mind, and a beak already, than at a male.

At baby birds the dark gray head and ash-gray cheeks.

Live Senegalese parrots up to 50 years.


Senegalese parrots live in Western and South West Africa. Their house — savannas and woody areas, height — up to 1000 meters above sea level.

These birds eat flowers and fruits. Often regale on grain crops so farmers consider parrots wreckers.
For nesting use hollows of trees. During the marriage period males execute marriage dances: raise wings over a back, топорщат plumage on a nape, make characteristic sounds.

the Laying contains 3 — 5 eggs. Nasizhivaniye term — from 22 to 24 days. While the female hatches eggs, the male gets a forage and provides protection of a nest.

When to baby birds is 11 weeks, they leave a nest.

CONTENTS IN HOUSE CONDITIONS  the Senegalese parrot in hands

Character and temperament

Senegalese parrots are clever, bright and sociable birds. They are not too talkative, but several tens of words and phrases can learn. But, thanks to the developed intelligence, these parrots easily study various tricks.

If for the feathery pet is correct to look after and care, he quickly becomes attached to the owner. However does not take out the competition therefore gets on with other birds badly.

Maintenance and leaving

Senegalese parrots are quite unpretentious, but the cage for them has to be strong, all-metal, equipped with a hinged lock which the parrot cannot open. As a beak at these birds huge (in comparison with the trunk size), for it it is possible to get out of an imprisonment if he finds "a weak link". And as a result the loss can be caused to both the room, and the pet.

Minimum size of a cage: 80х90х80 cm. It has to be equipped with high hollow trees and convenient poles.

Surely release
a Senegalese parrot to do some flying freely, but the room has to be safe.

Every day you clean drinking bowls and feeding troughs and also a cage floor.

of Feeding troughs has to be two: separately for food and for small pebbles and minerals. The last is necessary that forages were normally processed and acquired.

Is required also a kupalka. It is possible to spray the feathery friend from a spray.

That ground off claws and a beak, suspend thick branches in a cage.


will be suitable the Senegalese parrot a forage for average parrots with addition of vegetables, berries and fruit. Do not deprive of the pet of greens and branches. But be careful: a number of house plants, vegetables, fruit (for example, avocado) are poisonous for parrots.

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