Jardine’s parrots, also known as the red fronted parrot a native to the central area of Africa where they are found in upper canopy of trees in well forested areas and low land rainforests. They are social birds typically flying in flocks of around 10 individuals they fly around their home territory feeding on fruits and nuts flowers in sex and seeds.
Appearance and lifespan
There are small to medium-size parrot of around 27 cm in height to have a striking plumage bright green tipped with black with a red orange crown. A number of these parrots also have red orange feathers at the end of their wings and on the size. Lifespan to the red fronted parrot is extremely varied but expect at least 30 but as many as 60 years
Suitability of a red fronted parrot as a pet
Unlike some other breeds are parrot and most cockatoos these parrots are surprisingly quiet server make an excellent apartment pet. Rather than squawking all they had to tend to make high-pitched calls at the start at the end of the day is less are settling into perch or rousing from sleep.
They are social parrots to the enjoy company and activity. Many individuals exhibit fearless behaviour and seek to be at the centre of the action. It’s important to choose a well socialised, inquisitive but not overly dominant individual – such birds will seek to discipline unruly children through finger nipping.
They love to chew, and so require lots of chew toys in their cage and when let out of their cage to exercise be aware of what they are doing is able to cables and cords.
Their high intelligence ensures they are capable of attaining a large vocabulary of sounds and words and with food awards are capable of learning tricks.
Housing and Feed
If kept in a cage inside the cage should be sufficient size for them to be to extend and flap their wings in the cage as they are very active and energetic birds. The cage should contain many you can purchase an toys and play with. Regardless of cage size and toys, they will require several hours of our time to fly around and exercise their wings. As they are chewers this out time should be well supervised.
The daily diet requirements of fresh fruit nuts vegetables especially green vegetables and seeds and will require fresh water. As with all parrots they absorb or indeed best from the sun and whilst the cage should not be kept in the sun they should have access to Sunny lit areas inside the house during their flying around time if.
Jardine’s parrots can be very affectionate to have sweet lovely natures and will enjoy interacting with their human family. They are a tough robust fun loving bird and will happily play games with children, though they will not tolerate bad behaviour from youngsters. Any toys such as a ball with an element that makes a noise when moved will entertain them to hours.