Generally green; males only often have black line from cere to eye
with broad band of pink on the nape; abdomen yellowish-green; middle
tail-feathers blue-green; outer tail-feathers green; underside of
tail yellow; bill red with yellow tip; feet grey.
23 inches (58 cm).
length 7.5 to 8.5 inches
(194 to 224 mm).
Aviculture: This parakeet can be noisy and needs a large
aviary as they are active birds. They are very hard chewers therefore
metal construction would be advisable. Minimum flight area 15x3x6
Best achieved by isolating pairs, breeding can begin as early as
February; therefore nest box is better situated inside a shelter.
Breeding is often achieved in aviculture. The male bird exhibits
Good parakeet mix including plenty of fresh vegetables, include
egg food and biscuits during rearing.
a Pet: This beautiful large parakeet will make a good pet provided
it has been hand-reared. Generally they will talk. You must insure
that the cage is large enough for the bird to stretch its wings
and not damage its tail when turning around. They need to be taken
out of the cage daily for fuss and exercise. As with all pet parakeets
it's important to buy one as young as possible preferably a week
or two after weaning. Make sure that the breeder/pet shop is reputable.
Remember these birds have a loud shout, if your neighbours are
easily upset choose a quieter bird.