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Senegal Parrots

 

Description:The Senegal Parrot has gray feathers on his head down to start of chest. Their lower breast and abdomen have  yellow to an orange yellow v-shaped section like a t-shirt with the upper breast having bright green plumage. Under their wings and tails is  bright yellow with the upper tail feathers  brownish-green color.

Size:

Medium at about 10 inches in length from the beak to the tail.

Life span: up to 50 years.

Origin:

The woodlands of Western Africa.

Feeding:

Captive Senegals should be offered varied diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts.
Housing    Provide a roomy cage with the minimum dimensions of 2 feet by 2 feet and 3 feet high. These little guys do not do well in a closed in space.

Personality and Behavior:These beautiful cuddly birds are quiet by most people’s standards.  Senegal Parrots can learn to speak some and most all will imitate noises.These parrots have playful personality which requires lots of toys for playing, attacking and chewing.

Diet:Its diet consists of  seeds mixture of sunflower, safflower, pine nuts, oats, hemp, millet and canary.

Sexual Differences : Many breeders can accurately determine sex of these parrots by sight and behavior. However, they have  lot of experience and usually  lot of birds. It is said the male is slightly larger and heavier and it is said the male is a little bolder. The accurate way to determine if you have a male or female is through DNA sexing.

Breeding:these Parrots are relatively easy to breed in captivity and also there is a small industry in breeding and hand rearing Senegal Parrots. Senegal Parrots can start to breed at the age of 3 to 4 years, but some do not breed until age 6 or 7 years.